3,205 Ahmanson Theatre Tips
Ahmanson Theater makes parking easy and efficient, not to mention that it is cheaper to park at the theater than any place around the area. Parking at Ahmanson costs $9.00 paid when you enter into the parking structure whereas everywhere else will cost about $20.00.
We always pack a "gourmet" picnic and snag a table in front of the fountain.
I wore Dress as bold as you want. I saw everything from lovely dresses to jeans. Dressing up is simply more fun. .
The weather was indoors. I wore a dressy outfit. Although not everyone dresses up for the theater it does make it a nicer occasion..
The weather was mild. I wore a black dress, black leather moto, and black rockstud espadrilles..
Parking is abundant and $9 in the garage underneath. Traffic can be horrible. Check what other events are going on downtown and plan accordingly.
The weather was mild.. I wore slacks, a blouse, flat shoes, and a cape for warmth in the theater..
We had brunch at Vespaio, about two blocks south of the Music Center, on Grand.
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park at the Ahmanson and walk south to the Otium restaurant. Good food and drinks before the show. Really good service, too.
You can park under the building for only $9, very convenient and easy; escalators take you up to the venue. We found a Mexican food stand that had great choices, reasonably priced. Beautiful night, great food, great parking, great show!
Arrive extra early as the will call line is VERY long. We arrived at 7:20 and made it in to the theater at 8:05. The musical started a lttle late so we didn't miss anything. I imagine they started late because there was so many people in the will call line.
Try parking across the street where Jurors usually park during the day. It's $9 as well but your in and out--no waiting when the show is over.
Park on Hope at the meters instead of using lots.
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
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.
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.