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The Bowl shell at sunset for JUNETEENTH: A Global Celebration for Freedom, June 19, 2022.

Getting to the Bowl & Parking

Audience members arriving to the Bowl under the tunnel for Park & Ride transportation. A marquee with the Park & Ride bus numbers are listed behind them.

Parking is limited (and stacked), so we’ve created many alternatives to get to the Bowl. Here’s the lowdown:

Park & Ride (Greater LA area)

What is it? Park in one of our 14 designated Park & Ride lots, conveniently located around LA County (with a newly added lot in Willowbrook). A bus will take you straight to the Bowl and return you after the performance.

How do I ride? Save $5 per ticket and purchase online up until 10am the day before your concert ($7 round trip per person; fees apply), or buy in person the day of your concert at the lot ($12 cash round trip per person; exact change only). Departures are timed, and pre-purchasers get priority.

Take the Bowl Shuttle (Ventura Blvd., LA Zoo, Burbank Metrolink, Ovation LA, West Hollywood)

What is it? Drive to one of the close-to-the-Bowl shuttle lots, and from there, we’ll do the rest.

How do I ride? This year, we’ve increased our services to five shuttle lot locations: Ventura Blvd., the LA Zoo, Burbank Metrolink, Ovation LA (formally Hollywood/Highland), and West Hollywood.* All shuttles are accessible via Metro and free** with a Metro card and Metrolink ticket; $6 per person without. Parking is free at most locations. Purchase tickets online (fees apply) up until 10am the day of your concert or in person that day. Shuttles run continuously until showtime.

Pro tip: Show your same-day Park & Ride/Bowl shuttle ticket for 20% off your purchase at the Plaza Marketplace!

Please note: lot locations, departure times, and availability are subject to change and may not be available for all concerts. Please check your concert's page for available locations.

Visit our Park & Ride and Bowl Shuttle page for details and tickets

*Available for concerts Friday through Sunday only, beginning in May (some exceptions may occur).
**The TAP card or Metrolink ticket will be verified and must be valid and active. Travel must have occurred within the previous two hours (via bus or subway).

Ride the Metro

Take the Metro B Line (Red) to our Hollywood & Highland shuttle lot Ovation LA (valid TAP cards will be accepted). Plan your trip using the Metro Trip Planner at or call 323 GO METRO (323 466 3876).


You’ll be dropped off and picked up from parking Lot B. Follow safety directions from staff when exiting and waiting for your ride.

Stacked Parking On Site

You can now pre-purchase parking for Lot A, Lot B, Lot C, and Lot D. Parking is extremely limited and may sell out in advance! If inventory is still available, cashiers accept cash or credit card. All lots are stack parked and there is no early exit. Visit our Parking page to purchase, view the parking map, and get more details.

Interested in non-stacked Donor Valet Parking?
Become a Friend of the LA Phil at the $3,500 annual membership level to gain access to this exclusive perk.

Getting Here

When You’re Here

A family of four posing in front of the Bowl shell before the concert.

Health and Safety Information

The health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff are our top priority. Our policies and procedures are created to align with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s protocols. Here are our current guidelines:

• Either full vaccination or obtaining a negative COVID-19 viral test prior to attending an event is recommended for all guests ages 5 and older, but not required.
• Masks are recommended for all attendees (ages 2 years and older) regardless of vaccination status.

Health & Safety Info

What are the seat options?

There are three types of seating at the Bowl:

Box Seats: canvas-covered collapsible chairs in groups of four or six surrounded by wooden partitions
Super Seats: stadium-style seats with built-in cup holders set in the center of the theater
Bench Seats: start right next to the Terrace boxes and go all the way to the top

Large video screens on both sides of the stage give you a close-up view no matter where you sit.
Want a bit more comfort? Ask an usher about seat cushion rentals. They’re only $1!

A couple being served their Supper in Your Seats meal of fried chicken and biscuits by a friendly Food + Wine server.
The perfect picnic brought to you by Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine

Food + Wine

Enjoying the Bowl’s culinary program, brought to life by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne, is a must!

Pro tip: Order from anywhere via your phone and we’ll text you when your food is ready. Only cashless payment methods are accepted for dining purchases at the Bowl.

Dining options include:

Supper in Your Box Seats: Have you purchased box seats? Order off this menu and take your pick of Suzanne’s three-course meals, family-style feasts, à la carte starters, main courses, and desserts, along with Caroline’s wine offerings. Food will be served right at your seats. Be sure to order online by 6pm the day before your concert.

Picnic boxes: Let us pack your picnic for you! Preorder to enjoy Suzanne’s picnic-perfect menus featuring delicious options for every palate and pick up your order in the Plaza Marketplace. Be sure to order online by 6pm the day before your concert.

Marketplaces: Grab and go from one of our three on-site Marketplaces for a spread of ready-to-eat items. The new-to-the-Bowl South LA Cafe serves coffee and more in the Plaza Marketplace.

Street Food and Snacks: Walk up or put through a mobile order at any of our five food/snack stands throughout the Bowl. Offerings include a new fried chicken stand from Suzanne Goin, gourmet pizza, tacos, specialty all-beef hot dogs, vegetarian and vegan-friendly fare, burgers, BBQ, popcorn, and dessert.

Restaurants: Snag a reservation at the backyard for farmers market-driven plates or at Ann’s Wine Bar for Caroline Styne’s favorite new- and old-world wines paired with Suzanne Goin’s signature small-plates menu. Those with seats in the Pool Circle can enjoy an exclusive fine-dining experience styled from Suzanne and Caroline’s award-winning restaurant Lucques.

Food + Wine

Smiling group of friends are sitting in Bowl bench seats having a picnic while one of them is opening a bottle of wine to share

I just want to know if I can bring my own alcohol!

Whether you can bring your own alcohol depends on the type of event you’re attending. For LA Phil-presented events, feel free to bring your own wine, beer, and more (glass bottles are permitted). For lease events, however, outside alcohol is not allowed.

Read our House Rules for more details on what you can and can’t bring to your concert.

See House Rules


We welcome you to bring your own food and enjoy one of our 14 picnic areas at the Bowl. But come early; picnic tables fill up fast! Please note that containers, picnic baskets, and coolers measuring more than 15 inches wide, 15 inches high, or 22 inches long won’t be allowed past the ticket gates.

Audience member being scanned in at the gates with their digital ticket via the Hollywood Bowl app.

Hollywood Bowl App and Digital Ticketing

Our mobile app makes ticket sharing and scanning a breeze, and it also lets you order food for pickup, browse the calendar, read the digital program, and more. Available in Spanish and English. Download the app here. Learn more about digital ticketing in our step-by-step guide.

Accessibility Services

The Bowl is committed to making its concerts accessible to all who wish to enjoy live music. Visit our Accessibility Info page to learn about accessible seats and transportation, sign language interpretation, open captioning, assistive listening devices, service animals, and more.

Music & Events

Gustavo Dudamel with the LA Phil • Carla Morrison • Café Tacvba • Hélène Grimaud • Maxwell • Sparks • Herbie Hancock • Maggie Rogers • Gladys Knight • John Williams • Los Fabulosos Cadillacs • Diana Krall • Boy George and Culture Club • Louis Tomlinson •  Portugal. The Man • Charlie Wilson

Forever Summer

It’s another unforgettable summer under the stars, and we can’t wait to see you there!

There are two ways to buy tickets:

Fill your summer with music while saving money by creating your own package of three or more concerts that suit your taste, schedule, and budget. Individual tickets for the 2023 season are also on sale.

Snag Some Tickets

Gustavo Dudamel is on stage with the LA Phil. The Bowl shell is lit up in a soft purple light. It's a perfect summer night at the Bowl!
Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic at 2022's Peter and the Wolf concert.

I’m interested in classical music; where do I start?

Our Tuesday and Thursday concerts are dedicated to classical music under the stars! But classical music fan or not, these concerts are designed for everyone, so it’s hard to go wrong. Tuesdays and Thursdays are also a great way to get acquainted with the joys of the Hollywood Bowl; good seats are usually available and parking is easier than on the weekends.

If you’re looking for something in particular, check out our online calendarwhere you can find concerts featuring your favorite performers, composers, and musical styles. You can use the filter to see concerts in which our Music & Artistic Director, Gustavo Dudamel, is conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

A young boy stands on a box seat chair raising his hand, enjoying dinner before the show. He's excited to be at the Bowl surrounded by his loved ones.

Support the Bowl’s future

Did you know that ticket sales provide only a portion of the funds necessary to maintain our exceptional standard of artistic, learning, and community programs? The Bowl is run by the nonprofit Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Play your part to ensure that Bowl summers last forever with your support through any of our philanthropic opportunities:

Name a seat: Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of the first seat-naming campaign in the Hollywood Bowl’s 100-year history by naming a box, bench, or seat.
Memberships: Take your love of the Bowl to the next level by becoming a sustaining member. Members get exclusive invites and special discounts. Check out our newest membership program, Club 101.
Direct and immediate support: Making a gift is simple, and by donating, you’ll help to ensure the Bowl’s next 100 years.

Have a great season!