3,091 Ahmanson Theatre Tips
- Dressy 8
- Casual 6
- Festive 1
- Take public transit 6
- Park in lot 4
- Arrive early 2
- Dine before you go 7
- Food and drinks for purchase 4
- Pack a picnic 1
eating at Vespaio next door to the Broad Museum was convenient and delicious. 6pm seating for 8pm show left plenty of time to get to our seats at the Ahmanson
Leaving th venue is easy iif you take your time and get to your car about 20min after the curtain rings down. Take a walk around the music center! You'll find the garage virtually empty.
Don't try to park on the street near the theatre. There is plenty of parking garages, we paid 10.00, but only after getting a ticket....ouch, but at least we didn't get towed. Applies even for handicapped.
We parked underneath the theaters and ate at Kendell's. Good food at a reasonable price.
NO intermission, 3 hour show
botegga louie is a great restaurant somewhat near the music center
Very limited street parking and places to eat so come prepared to pay for parking and fed.
They changed Patina Restaurant in the courtyard. They made it smaller and changed to a price fixed menu. We arrived 1 1/2 hrs. early and couldn't get in. The taco bar was closed. We couldn't get into another restaurant and ended up getting a sandwich from the fast food kiosk.
Consider bringing binoculars so you can see the actor's faces when they act. It's truly memorizing to see the emotions that run in their faces when simply acting.
Food is allowed but my mostly snacks and drinks. The food at the café is a bit pricey so consider dining out unless you're just having fun then don't worry about it!
About $10 for parking, underneath the theater.
The weather was just right.. I wore Shirt & Jeans.
The weather was sunny. I wore jacket, blouse and jeans. But most even for the matinee were dressed to the 9's..
The food was okay but a bit expensive. I would recommend you look up a happy hour within a 10-15 minute radius. There are many options on Hope Street.
If you are fortunate enough to live near the 92 take the 92 bus because it literally lets you off right outside the theater and for a matinee, you're able to catch the bus right outside. Total cost: $4.50 for public transit, saved money possibly on parking, or Uber/Lyft. The garage can be a nightmare if you are the last person to get out of a show.
Had dinner at the tented outdoor restaurant, Would definitely recommend the portabello mushroom burger.
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I'm not a vegan but the Asian vegan restaurant around the corner, Au Lac, is elegant and has wonderful food. We ate there after An Act of God and it was a revelation, even for this carnivore. I had the raw burrito: cultured beans, macadamia cheese, guacamole, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, onion, sprouts with jalapeño puree. Light but satisfying. The charming and very zen chef anointed our wrists with a fragrant oil he concocted himself as we left. Great serve and an easy walk, at Hope and First.
Grand Central Market is just a short walk. Baby Blue BBQ is even closer with music at night.
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$9 parking in the underground garage, but you can also take the Metro Red Line, which stops just a few blocks away.
We went to a matinee and bought lunch on the Plaza. Not inexpensive, but tasty and convenient.