Tips for Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90012 at the Music Center
Goldstar

3,170 Ahmanson Theatre Tips

  • Dressy 12
  • Casual 10
  • Festive 2
  • Take public transit 9
  • Park in lot 5
  • Arrive early 4
  • Dine before you go 10
  • Food and drinks for purchase 8
  • Pack a picnic 2
Lori Cappello
2 events
1 review
3 stars
We parked our car in Pasadena, had dinner and then Ubered to the play! So easy, dropped off right in front of the Ahmanson and we Ubered home afterwards. No waiting past 3 minutes to be picked up! Will do that again in the future!
Theatre Diva
Theatre Diva
21 events
17 reviews
8 stars
Why are people wearing shorts and t-shirts? Also, no, you aren’t being cute when you climb over seats. You are disrespecting the theatre.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre Diva
Theatre Diva
21 events
17 reviews
8 stars
The weather was Beautiful . I wore A dressy, long cotton shirt.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Todd Hanna
30 events
19 reviews
6 stars
The dining at the center is scarce, but there is one place you can purchase food from. I also say people bring a picnic and just use the tables provided to eat. You can also dine at some of the downtown restaurants before attending the show
Todd Hanna
30 events
19 reviews
6 stars
we drove from Long Beach and parked in the Music Center parking garage. The flat rate was $9.00
Todd Hanna
30 events
19 reviews
6 stars
The weather was cool after a somewhat warm day. I wore long sleeve shirt, jeans, trainers..
Juan Raigoza
1 events
1 review
0 stars
The weather was a bit chilly.. I wore a nice jacket and some dark colored jeans. Nothing too fancy or too casual..
Juan Raigoza
1 events
1 review
0 stars
I recommend leaving to go to the theatre for at least an hour before the show. LA traffic is rough, and if you don't wanna struggle a bit with parking, I recommend taking an Uber/Lyft.
Peg B.
65 events
34 reviews
52 stars
Parking at the Ahmanson is EXPENSIVE.
Tony Lewis
47 events
41 reviews
29 stars
Restaurants are being built and food options as well as a store are lacking at this time.
J
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36 events
13 reviews
31 stars
parking underneath the building or across the street
J
J
36 events
13 reviews
31 stars
J
J
36 events
13 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
36 events
19 reviews
53 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
24 events
2 reviews
6 stars
Definitely a ride share/cab or pulbic transit situation. Parking is a nightmare.

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