3,206 Ahmanson Theatre Tips
- Dressy 13
- Casual 11
- Festive 3
- Take public transit 10
- Park in lot 5
- Arrive early 4
- Dine before you go 12
- Food and drinks for purchase 8
- Pack a picnic 2
If you don't take public transit (best option) to get there, arrive at least an hour early for parking.
The weather was Sunny . I wore Comfortable walking shoes as I sat in the balcony and walked up and down two staircases. Casual chic and I never wear perfume as I am sensitive to any allergies someone might have. .
It's beautiful - but just don't be expecting anything that resembles a traditional ballet. This is much more a contemporary dance performance.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
The weather was cool at night. I wore Gold embroidered Chinese jacket on black pants.
Give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the delicious shareable plates at Abernathy's!
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
The box seats were all empty at the performance I attended (Tues) ... you can access the boxes through the restroom doors (don't worry, there are multiple doors before you actually enter the restrooms). A LOT of people upgraded at intermission but, so long as they're empty, you should be able to take the seats before the show starts.
I wore I would love to dress more festively, but I go alone and also the theater tends to get cold during the performances so I usually wear pants and warm shoes and have a jacket and maybe a scarf..
Give some extra time to enjoy the holiday light display by the fountains at the music center. More across the street at Grant Park. Arriving early will give time to stroll. The walk is good because it’s a long show. Also open after but it’s late.
If you drive an electric car, make sure you have a full charge and a back-up plan, because the Music Center only has 6 charging spots, and the DWP's quick-charging unit (across the street) is only available between 9 AM and 5 PM M-F, and the standard charging units are catch-as-catch-can, tend to be hogged by DWP employees, are tied to the parking fee and limited to 4 hours. If Metro and Grey Line are accessible to you, consider.
Kendall’s Brassiere right there at the theater was wonderful!
Park underneath the theatre in the lot provided. It is the simplest. It is $9.00 and well worth it.
There are so many things the Ahmanson, Taper and Dorothy Chandler offer, everyone should find something to enrich their mind and have a good time in the process. Cheers
With all the outdoor table seating, you certainly can pack a picnic. You just have to take the leftover food and utensils back to your car. With the Music Center renovation done, there are a couple eating establishments as well as a small wine tasting bar and coffee establishment. I think I also saw a burger joint advertised on a standing sign.
parking at the Music Center for this performance and I think all performances was a flat $9.00 for the evening. It's all underground with attendents
The weather was typical Sunday SoCal evening. I wore long sleeve casual shirt, jeans and trainers.