Tips for Ahmanson Theatre

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

3,196 Ahmanson Theatre Tips

  • Dressy 12
  • Casual 11
  • Festive 3
  • Take public transit 9
  • Park in lot 5
  • Arrive early 4
  • Dine before you go 11
  • Food and drinks for purchase 8
  • Pack a picnic 2
Leenda Dela Luna
71 events
34 reviews
31 stars
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.
MsFaboo
16 events
6 reviews
63 stars
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..
Pauljoseph
17 events
12 reviews
4 stars
Plaza renovation complete and now dining options available
Barltmans Kiss
69 events
23 reviews
40 stars
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.
Irene Sharpe
48 events
5 reviews
7 stars
Try out one of the new restaurants at Music Center.
Christopher Pine
2 events
2 reviews
6 stars
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.
Patricia Franklin
7 events
2 reviews
12 stars
Kendall’s Brassiere right there at the theater was wonderful!
Julien Minard
28 events
3 reviews
31 stars
Park underneath the theatre in the lot provided. It is the simplest. It is $9.00 and well worth it.
Todd Hanna
36 events
24 reviews
6 stars
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
Todd Hanna
36 events
24 reviews
6 stars
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.
Todd Hanna
36 events
24 reviews
6 stars
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
Todd Hanna
36 events
24 reviews
6 stars
The weather was typical Sunday SoCal evening. I wore long sleeve casual shirt, jeans and trainers.
PAINLESS
20 events
1 review
5 stars
Know where to park before going!
PAINLESS
20 events
1 review
5 stars
The weather was comfortably warm. I wore Nice casual.
eat inside. The chips and cheese outside are drab
Stepf
48 events
28 reviews
0 stars
We like to hit The Blue Cow before shows at the Music Center. Great food and a cool downtown vibe for the post-work, pre-theater crowd.
Lori Cappello
2 events
1 review
6 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
9 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
9 stars
The weather was Beautiful . I wore A dressy, long cotton shirt.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Todd Hanna
36 events
24 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

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