Tips for Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles CA 90012 at the Music Center
4.4 by 28171 members
Ahmanson Theatre 4.390951687906002 out of 5 28171

3,076 Ahmanson Theatre Tips

  • Dressy 7
  • Casual 5
  • Festive 1
  • Take public transit 6
  • Park in lot 4
  • Arrive early 2
  • Dine before you go 5
  • Food and drinks for purchase 4
  • Pack a picnic 1
82 events
23 reviews
30 stars
About $10 for parking, underneath the theater.
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82 events
23 reviews
30 stars
The weather was just right.. I wore Shirt & Jeans.
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44 events
6 reviews
29 stars
The weather was sunny. I wore jacket, blouse and jeans. But most even for the matinee were dressed to the 9's..
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44 events
6 reviews
29 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.
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44 events
6 reviews
29 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.
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Yuri Smith Red Velvet
36 events
16 reviews
4 stars
Had dinner at the tented outdoor restaurant, Would definitely recommend the portabello mushroom burger.
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
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29 events
6 reviews
92 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.
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polish6
8 events
0 reviews
3 stars
Grand Central Market is just a short walk. Baby Blue BBQ is even closer with music at night.
An Act of God
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62 events
14 reviews
12 stars
$9 parking in the underground garage, but you can also take the Metro Red Line, which stops just a few blocks away.
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7 events
5 reviews
0 stars
We went to a matinee and bought lunch on the Plaza. Not inexpensive, but tasty and convenient.
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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
Traffic on 101 getting there was HORRIBLE, it took us 2 1/2 hours bumper to bumper the whole way. Made mistake of merging on to 110 and got off at 4th. Next time we will stay on 101 and get off at Temple.
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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
parked below the Music Center, very easy & $9. Easy to get on Fwy right down Grand to Temple.
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8 events
4 reviews
1 stars
The weather was beautiful but cool.. I wore a sweater, flip-flops, etc..
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20 events
8 reviews
7 stars
They do not allow backpacks at the Ahmanson.
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63 events
45 reviews
20 stars
After 40 years, the theater allows drinks in the auditorium and people sneak in snacs either from outside or from the concessions. This is an exteremely base idea as cracking noises from food unwrapping are constant and annoying. If someone does this, tell them to stop or shut up! And phones off!
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63 events
45 reviews
20 stars
The weather was cold for California. I wore Matinees, everyone was dressed nicely--nothing too casual or sloppy..
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51 events
16 reviews
2 stars
I wore flats. There's always so much walking to the Music Center venues from just parking structure alone. I highly recommend wearing either flats or kitty heels..
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18 events
17 reviews
3 stars
Yuri Smith Red Velvet
36 events
16 reviews
4 stars
Ate at the outdoor restaurant between the Ahmanson and the Music Center. Would recommend the portabella mushroom burger highly...it was delicious! Didn't even miss the meat! Definitely try it!
The Sound of Music
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KT
55 events
12 reviews
10 stars
The weather was warm. I wore a dress. Please, people, even if it's been a hot day, shorts and a t-shirt are not appropriate. .
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