Parking is limited (and stacked) so we've created many alternatives to get to the Bowl. Here's the low-down:
Park & Ride (Greater LA area)
What is it? Park in one of our 13 designated Park & Ride lots, conveniently located around LA County (with a new lot added in Willowbrook). A bus will take you straight to the Bowl and return you after the performance.
How do I ride? Purchase tickets online up until 10am on the day of your concert ($7 round trip/person; fees apply) or in person on the day of your concert at the lot ($12 cash round trip/person). Lot locations vary from concert to concert. Go to the Park & Ride section of our Getting Here page for tickets and more details.
Take the Bowl Shuttle (Ventura Blvd., LA Zoo, Hollywood & Highland)
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're offering Shuttles from Ventura Blvd., the LA Zoo, and Hollywood & Highland (both accessible via Metro). Parking is free at the Ventura and zoo lot locations and the Shuttle ride costs $6/person. Pay for parking at the Hollywood & Highland lot and pay the same price for the Shuttle or flash your valid TAP card for a free ride. Purchase tickets online (fees apply) up until 10am on the day of your concert or in person that day. Go to the Bowl Shuttle section of our Getting Here page for tickets and more details.
Ride the Metro
Take the Metro Red Line to our Hollywood & Highland Shuttle location (valid TAP cards will be accepted). Plan your trip using the Metro Trip Planner at www.metro.net 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.
Parking On Site
Parking is extremely limited and fills up fast! Visit the Parking section of our Getting Here page for our parking map and more details.
Interested in non-stacked Donor Valet Parking?
Become a Friend of the LA Phil at the $2,000 annual membership level to gain access to this exclusive perk. Learn more here.
The health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority. Our policies and procedures are created to align with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s protocols. Here’s the current breakdown:
• 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.
• Masks are required for all attendees (ages 2 years and older) on public transit, which includes Bowl Shuttles and Park & Ride buses.
Please read our full safety requirements before your concert.
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 through our House Rules for more details on what you can and can't bring to your concert.
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.
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What are the seat options?
There are three types of seating at the Bowl:
Box Seats: canvas-covered collapsible chairs in groups of 4 or 6 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!
Food + Wine
Enjoying the Bowl's culinary program, brought to life by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and restauranteur Caroline Styne, is a must!
Here's a quick run-down:
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 pre-order online by 4pm the day before your concert.
Picnic boxes: Let us pack your picnic for you! Pre-order to enjoy Suzanne's picnic-perfect menus featuring delicious options for anyone's palette and pick it up in the Plaza Marketplace. Be sure to pre-order online by 4pm 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.
Street Food & Snacks: Walk up or put through a mobile order at any of our five food/snack stands located throughout the Bowl. Offerings include 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 farmer’s market-driven plates or 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.
100 Years of Summer
This summer, we’re celebrating the Bowl’s 100th season! The festivities include a stellar lineup featuring some of our favorite musicians, a free 2-day festival, a beer collaboration fit for a century of music outdoors, and the release of a book and vinyl box set, along with special opportunities to support the next 100 years.
You can read about all of this and more in our centennial season guide.
I'm interested in classical music, where do I start?
Our Tuesday and Thursday night 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 calendar, where 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.
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 non-profit Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Play your part by supporting the next 100 years 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 for 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.