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- Pollstar magazine's Best Major Outdoor Venue
- The largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States
- The mecca for summer music in Southern California
- The seasonal home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
- A public park and picnic ground
- The perfect place for you, your friends and your family to enjoy a night of outstanding music under the stars
Throughout the summer the LA Phil presents the best in jazz, classical, Broadway, and world music.
From John Williams to Janelle Monáe, from Beethoven to Ben Harper, we've got a show you'll love. Check out our schedule to find your show.
To learn more about the history of the Hollywood Bowl visit the Hollywood Bowl Museum.
The Bowl is located at 2301 North Highland Avenue, just off the Hollywood Freeway.
Parking is limited. We highly recommend using one of the Park & Ride locations or four Shuttle Bus lots.
If you do decide to drive yourself, please allow plenty of time before the concert begins.
There are three types of seating at the Bowl:
- Box Seats (A) - canvas-covered collapsible chairs in groups of 4 or 6 surrounded by wooden partitions
- SuperSeats (B) - stadium-style plastic seats molded for comfort, with built-in cup holders and set in the center of the audience
- Bench Seats (C) - start right next to the Terrace boxes and go all the way to the back of the theater
Large video screens on both sides of the stage provide an intimate experience, no matter where you sit.
Worried about your delicate backside? Ask an usher about seat cushion rentals. They’re only $1!
Ticket prices start as low as $1 on many nights for bench seats in the back and rise to upwards of $100 for box seats at the front of the house.
There are several ways to reserve your tickets:
- Subscription: these packages of 3-10 concerts lock in great seats throughout the season. Subscribers always get first choice of other programs, additional discounts and exchange privileges. Book online or call 323.850.2000.
- Five or More: after subscriptions are sold, you may purchase any five concerts and receive a voucher for an additional concert free. Mix and match any concerts based on the music you're passionate about and when you can come. Book online or call 323.850.2000.
- Single Tickets: tickets for individual shows are available at the Box Office, online, through Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 323.850.2000.
- Group Sales: discounts to many concerts are available for groups of 10 or more. To arrange a group outing, call 323.850.2050.
- $10 Senior Rush Tickets (with photo ID): available on the day of select Tuesday/Thursday concerts. Call 323.850.2000 for availability.
Although there's no minimum age for admittance, many evening concerts are not suitable for young children. Children ages two and up must have a ticket to enter the theater, must sit in the seat indicated on the ticket, and should be able to sit quietly through a concert. (Children under two years of age do not need a ticket.) Management may require that baby strollers and carrying devices be checked at the Operations Office.
For kids three to eleven, check out SummerSounds: Music and Art for Kids. It's our four week summer performing arts festival designed especially for children, held each weekday morning.
Bring your own food and drink or buy it here. Options range from a gourmet restaurant to concession stands, all managed by the Patina Group. You can even order dinner in advance to be served at your box.
The food and drink you can bring depends on the type of event:
Eat at your seats (whether box seats, SuperSeats, or bench seats) or at one of the picnic areas scattered around the grounds. Come early. Picnic tables fill up fast!
Wear whatever's comfortable (but no bare feet, please!). It gets chilly later in the evening, so bring a blanket or an extra jacket.
All the Tuesday and Thursday night classical concerts are designed for everyone, classical music fan or not, so it's hard to go wrong. If you're looking for something in particular, check out our online calendar where you can find concerts featuring your favorite performers, composers, musical styles, or even your favorite instrument.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are a great way to get acquainted with the joys of the Hollywood Bowl; good seats are usually available and it's easier to park than on the weekends.
By law (LACC 17.04.645), smoking is not permitted on the Hollywood Bowl grounds, except in designated areas. Violators are subject to removal. Smoking outside the smoking areas is a misdemeanor and could lead to arrest. Check the map below for designated smoking areas.
Some morning rehearsals at the Bowl are open to the public. Call 323.850.2000 for the latest information.
Audience Services representatives are available to assist with all your Bowl-related questions, seven days a week, 10am to 6pm, at 323.850.2000.
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