830 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Tips
There are (2) parking garages nearby. Be afraid to brave traffic to get into them if you are coming up the opposite side of the street. Usually attendants are there to help. When I went, parking was $9 and they take cash or card, but they like you to have it ready immediately to keep things going. Come early or else you're going to be way down on the lower levels.
The weather was It was at night so kind of chilly. I wore slacks and a nice top with flats. Some people dress super casual like sneakers and things, but some people like to go all out. Really depends but overall its a place where business casual or like dressy/casual is acceptable. But it will be cold in the auditorium so come with a jacket no matter the weather outside or the time of day.
The weather was Chilly. I wore Nice jeans , a fancy blouse and a leather jacket.
We snakes beforehand and dined in the area afterwards
Give yourself plenty of time ....you never know with parking and tickets...plus its stuffy in there.
The website makes it seem as though there are quite a few food options on site but when we went on Thursday evening it seemed that evening was closed or outrageously expensive. We ended up walking a significant distance to get dinner. Come prepared, especially with kids.
Park in the Music Center lot. It’s efficient, staff attentive, and above all else, affordable!
Get there at least 15 minutes before start time. It goes completely dark once it starts and its difficult to find your seats. Parking is $9 Please, if you buy snacks, don't get super crunchy ones. It's distracting.
LA Opera: Don Carlo
Public transportation ( metro Red line) is very reliable ( the train comes every 10 minutes), hustle free and cheap.
The weather was Balmy. I wore a floor length vintage polyester evening dress with spaghetti straps. It's the ballet, people. Dress up!.
It was a festive occasion, and most were dressed appropriately. Men especially, however, should stop dressing as if they were going out to a sporting event. How about trying to look a little sharper, dress for the occasion.
Bring binoculars! From our seats we missed out on the faces and make-up and couldn't see details of the costumes.
Au Lac at 1st and Hope has incredible Vietnamese-influenced vegan food. I'm not vegan -- I'm an omnivore -- but I love this place's food and elegant ambience.
The weather was Over cast. I wore After 6 dress. A little black dress will fare well. Some of the older crowd will wear practically their chandeliers, in todays day and age its unnecessary. The men should wear a jacket for respect to this theater do not wear jeans (It's cheap) if you spend $100.00 on the seats you should at least look like it. Bring opera glasses: fold-able cheap ones will do. No one can see those in the dark, and you will see more of the show..
Pre order your beverage before the intermission and you will have it sooner than waiting in line. ALSO make the quickest run to the rest room during the intermission the line to the ladies room is ridiculously long. Better yet use the rest room long before the show because the intermission takes way to long!
Food and drinks purchased here go toward the opera society to bring programs and a number of other reasons. It is very close to Little Tokyo and Olvera Street plenty of fare in either. If you are feeling adventurous make the trip to King Taco on third street, yes its in a questionable area but there are generally always police at that location. You decide if it is worth the tacos.
Trafficc is really bad through the 5 fwy. I came in from south orange county and it took 2.5 hours to get to the front door and only 1 minute to hand the valet my key. The valet is great for handicap accessibility and only $9. Highly recommend.