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What Can I Bring? 

  • You may bring food and drink* to the Hollywood Bowl. 

  • Alcohol policy: Whether or not you can bring alcohol to your concert is dependent on the type of event you're attending. For LA Phil-presented events, you can bring wine bottles, wine glasses, and beer bottles inside. For Lease Events, alcohol is not permitted. Please note the other prohibited items for Lease Events listed below.

  • Container sizes: All containers, picnic baskets, and coolers must be able to fit under your seats or within your box. Large containers, picnic baskets, or coolers measuring more than 15" wide, 15" high, or 22" long will not be permitted past the ticket gate.

* Please note the following items are prohibited for third-party Lease Events

  • Alcohol and/or controlled substances. You may purchase alcohol inside. (You may bring in factory-sealed plastic bottles with non-alcoholic beverages, one liter or less in size.)

  • Glass (including drinking glasses) and aluminum cans, regardless of content.

  • Reusable liquid containers (such as Camelbak or Nalgene bottles).

Look for the 'Special House Rules Apply' tag on our calendar for events that include the above restrictions

Other prohibited items for all events:

  • No kegs of any kind are allowed. Tailgating in the parking lots is not permitted.

  • Weapons are not allowed at the Hollywood Bowl.

  • Cameras with detachable lenses

  • Any form of camera stand (monopods included)

  • Selfie sticks

  • Audio/video recording devices

  • Laser pointers/glow sticks

  • Drones

  • Umbrellas

  • Electronic devices such as laptops, computer, and tablets are permitted in the Hollywood Bowl as long as they do not interfere with other patrons' enjoyment of the program. The Hollywood Bowl reserves the right to ask any patron to discontinue use of such devices.


Your safety is our top priority!

To report an incident discreetly during an event, use the Customer Courtesy Line by texting 'BOWL' to 69050.

The Bowl has implemented metal detectors to enhance the safety and overall concert experience for everyone. Please give yourself ample time to get to your seats (arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your ticketed time).

Metal Detectors: There are walk-through metal detectors at all entrance points. This process is like those used in most major stadiums and arenas. When going through the metal detectors, please be aware that bags, hats, cell phones, cameras, tablets, computers, and any large metal items need to be removed and shown to the attendants. Belts, coins, keys, and wallets do not need to be removed from your person or pockets. You will continue to be able to bring picnics and other items you normally bring to concerts.

Customer Code of Conduct

Hollywood Bowl patrons are responsible for their own conduct as well as the conduct of their guests and/or persons using their tickets. Venue staff will strive to maintain an atmosphere where all in attendance can enjoy the event. Event patrons and their guests in violation of the Customer Code of Conduct maybe subject to ejection, arrest and/or loss of ticket privileges for future events.

If the behavior of a patron or patrons around you becomes disruptive or violates the Customer Code of Conduct, the incident should be reported to the nearest usher or security person. To report an incident discreetly during an event, concerns can be texted to the Courtesy Concern Line by texting “BOWL” to 69050.

Hollywood Bowl Staff have been trained to intervene when deemed necessary and to use their best discretion to help ensure that patrons who ignore the Customer Code of Conduct do not interfere with another patrons’ ability to enjoy an event. Patrons who violate the Customer Code of Conduct may be subject to ejection without refund and, to the extent their conduct constitutes a violation of law, may be subject to arrest. 

Patrons shall:

  • Be respectful of patrons and staff.

  • Avoid blocking the view of other patrons.

  • Not interfere with the event or the performers in any way.

  • Refrain from using foul/offensive language, fighting, obscene gestures, throwing objects and engaging in other behavior detrimental to the experience of other patrons.

  • Not stand on seats or any other building structure.

  • Not block the aisles.

  • Not occupy a seat or remain in an area for which they do not possess a valid ticket and shall provide their ticket upon request.

  • Smoke in designated areas only.

  • Consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner.

  • Comply with requests from staff regarding the venue’s operational and emergency procedures.


  • For the safety of all our patrons and to comply with fire regulations, the aisles and walkways of the Hollywood Bowl must be kept clear at all times.

  • As a courtesy to the performers and the audience, latecomers will not be seated until the earliest appropriate opportunity in the concert at the discretion of management.

  • Please note that certain programs are performed without intermission. Therefore, no late seating can be offered at those concerts.

  • Patrons shall only occupy a seat or remain in an area for which they possess a valid ticket and shall provide their ticket upon request.

  • Patrons shall avoid blocking the view of others. That said, during some concerts, the artist(s) may request that people be permitted to stand immediately in front of their own seats during some parts of the performance. On those occasions, standing may continue but be respectful of others and try to avoid blocking their view.

  • All patrons two years and older must have a ticket, though there is no minimum age for admittance.

  • Unnecessary noise or movements during the concert not only distract your fellow audience members, but also performers. Patrons (and their children) who make such disruptions may be removed from the theater.


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 in any other areas could lead to arrest, and this would be considered a misdemeanor. Please refer to the map for the areas at the Bowl designated for smoking.