Tips for Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90012 at the Music Center
4.4 by 28678 members
Ahmanson Theatre 4.386721528697955 out of 5 28678

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
10 events
1 review
1 stars
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
31 events
17 reviews
11 stars
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.
3 events
1 review
1 stars
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.
121 events
32 reviews
32 stars
We parked underneath the theaters and ate at Kendell's. Good food at a reasonable price.
11 events
3 reviews
12 stars
NO intermission, 3 hour show
32 events
6 reviews
6 stars
botegga louie is a great restaurant somewhat near the music center
19 events
15 reviews
18 stars
Very limited street parking and places to eat so come prepared to pay for parking and fed.
46 events
24 reviews
13 stars
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.
2 events
1 review
11 stars
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.
2 events
1 review
11 stars
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!
89 events
26 reviews
58 stars
About $10 for parking, underneath the theater.
89 events
26 reviews
58 stars
The weather was just right.. I wore Shirt & Jeans.
69 events
8 reviews
58 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore jacket, blouse and jeans. But most even for the matinee were dressed to the 9's..
69 events
8 reviews
58 stars
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.
69 events
8 reviews
58 stars
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.
Yuri Smith Red Velvet
39 events
16 reviews
5 stars
Had dinner at the tented outdoor restaurant, Would definitely recommend the portabello mushroom burger.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
32 events
7 reviews
128 stars
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.
polish6
12 events
1 review
5 stars
Grand Central Market is just a short walk. Baby Blue BBQ is even closer with music at night.
An Act of God
63 events
15 reviews
14 stars
$9 parking in the underground garage, but you can also take the Metro Red Line, which stops just a few blocks away.
17 events
10 reviews
1 stars
We went to a matinee and bought lunch on the Plaza. Not inexpensive, but tasty and convenient.