196 Luckman Fine Arts Complex Tips
Parking. Leave a little extra time to park and get your parking ticket. The lines can be a little long, but there is a parking app posted on the parking ticket terminal if you don't want to wait. And if you bring flowers, you have to check them in like a coat check and you can get them after the performance. Keeps the rustling and fidgeting down...I get it.
Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Loved the performance; hoping to make it a tradition each year with my family. If you are planning to attend, I have two suggestions!! 1) avoid the 101! Our show's performance was at 2 so we thought we had plenty of time if we left the sfv at 12:30. Nope! Barely made it. Someone mentioned the app Ways for directions. 2) you will need to pay for parking. I suggest lot C as it is the closest to the theatre. Have your license plate number as you will need it to buy a pass from the kiosk. The line gets long as there are only two of them. Someone in line mentioned an app to buy tickets. Lastly, there are some snacks you can buy there, cash only. No alcohol :( You can easily bring your own snacks, we did. With that said, the performance was wonderful!!!
Parking at the Luckman Center was cheap $3 for 4 hours) and very convenient.
Casual dress. Nicely kept, organized, attractive, intimate theatre
9 of us drove to eat at Korean BBQ, in Korea town, that took us about 10 min or so to arrive to. If your in such a large group I suggest breaking it up in two to be seated much faster, also read rules as restuarant we sat at charged for meat left over by the pound? We also ended choosing the 9.99 menue each and somehow ended up paying a $20 gratuity fee, that unless it was written in Korean we did not know about prior, nor told about. This turned out to be less than what we normally would have tipped., hidden fees are just not fun.
Venue provided soda water , chips to eat outside only.. please eat outside to not interrupt program and allow others to enjoy every bit of the performance
Get there with enough time to pay and find parking. At least 30 minutes in advance. Have meal before coming. 3 hours is a bit too long for children.
Parking tickets are available at kiosks so park close to one. Arrive early to allow plenty of time to buy your ticket.
The weather was beautiful - delightfully warm.. I wore a skirt and sweater..
Please consider when attending a performance that rules are set for all patrons, please be considerate and insure your guests (children, family, etc) have manners and keep noise, food, and cover their mouths when coughing and not cough onto peoples face and head, nor kick the seats in front. We all are came to have a fun enjoyable experience.
Review your program with much advance, and double check reading everything, to avoid a ticket purchase mix up, and if you travel with multiple cars, insure everyone has a printed map, address and phone to have a much safer drive, and fun road trip experience. If you have small children, explain what will take place and remember to comfort them too, so they can have a great time just like us adults
The Nutcracker was performed by the Children's Ballet company
Individuals had the liberty to dress casual or dressy.