Tips for Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90012 at the Music Center
Goldstar
4.4 by 31249 members
Ahmanson Theatre 4.399209574706388 out of 5 31249

3,148 Ahmanson Theatre Tips

  • Dressy 10
  • Casual 8
  • Festive 2
  • Take public transit 8
  • Park in lot 4
  • Arrive early 3
  • Dine before you go 8
  • Food and drinks for purchase 7
  • Pack a picnic 1
J
J
35 events
12 reviews
31 stars
parking underneath the building or across the street
J
J
35 events
12 reviews
31 stars
J
J
35 events
12 reviews
31 stars
The weather was cold Friday evening. I wore Work pants with a sweater top..
Lili Hodis
7 events
2 reviews
7 stars
The weather was warm. I wore dress.
Alicia
103 events
21 reviews
12 stars
Give yourself enough time to park and get to the theater.
Peggy Glenn
7 events
4 reviews
6 stars
The Ahmanson / Music Center complex is under construction right now and if you have to use the elevator, it's a long walk from the adjacent building. My knees are not escalator friendly, so that meant an extended walk which made my knees even more unhappy. Parking is extremely reasonable for DTLA - $9.00 - unheard of! No center row, so arrive early if your seats are in the middle of the theatre.
Julie Ryan
17 events
8 reviews
7 stars
Get there early. Parking is a nightmare since they take the money as you enter. It does make it easier to exit, but it is slow going to park. Even though you can see lots of empty spaces as you go down, down, down, you are not allowed to enter those floors. Signage is awful in the garage.
Ellen Gordon Klein
35 events
18 reviews
48 stars
No intermission. We use the bathrooms outside the theatre in the prefab. They are always empty compared to inside.
Reinarosa1
4 events
1 review
3 stars
Parking under the Music Center is crowded so plan an additional 15 - 20 minutes for parking.
MiCrow
22 events
1 review
4 stars
Definitely a ride share/cab or pulbic transit situation. Parking is a nightmare.
Barbara
18 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Valet parking for disabled is offered upstairs for the same $9 as underground parking. VERY CONVENIENT.
Lisa
10 events
4 reviews
14 stars
We parked t the Disney Concert Hall for a flat fee of $9.00. It was a short walk. There was no intermission in the show the night I saw it, so make sure you use the bathroom before the 1 hour and 40 minute performance starts.
Gail Watanabe
4 events
2 reviews
9 stars
There is a reasonable taco place on the complex if you are on a budfet and want a warm meal but with all of the construction there aren't many places to sit!
Maya
19 events
12 reviews
19 stars
If at all possible (time constraints etc.), use the Metro. Way easier than trying to navigate LA traffic, parking etc.
MarlaPR
11 events
3 reviews
9 stars
Vespaio was a great choice for before show dining and an easy walk also
Joyce Wooden Norfleet
24 events
14 reviews
2 stars
For casual dining, the Mexican restaurant on the patio was excellent. Good food and atmosphere
Caplib
19 events
1 review
6 stars
Eat at the Central Market then take the Angel Flight up the hill to the theater area.
TNK
TNK
5 events
1 review
1 stars
Kendall's is always good. And, they make sure to get you out in time.
Ain’t Too Proud
TNK
TNK
5 events
1 review
1 stars
I wore Jeans and a casual top.
Ain’t Too Proud
Margie
24 events
15 reviews
15 stars
We enjoyed dinner at Otium, next to Broad museum, after the show. 8:30 reservation time was perfect for 6:30 show.

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