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Planning Your Bowl Visit

Lease Events will state "Special House Rules Apply" on their concert pages.  LA Phil concerts will not have this information.

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Please arrive at the theatre with enough time to take your seats before the scheduled performance. Gates will open 2 hours prior to the start of a concert and we suggest arriving at least one hour prior to your performance.

Visit our Getting Here page for directions, parking, public transportation and ride share, Park & Ride / Bowl Shuttle information and more. 

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You’re welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks* to the Hollywood Bowl.

Bringing wine and beer is dependent on the type of event you’re attending.

Not sure if your event is an LA Phil-presented event?

Container size matters. All containers, picnic baskets and coolers must be able to fit under your seats or within your box. Containers, picnic baskets and coolers measuring more than 15 inches wide, 15 inches high or 22 inches long won’t be allowed past the tickets gate.

 

*For lease events, non-alcoholic beverages must be in Factory-sealed plastic bottles  that are one liter or less.

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Gates will open two hours prior to the start of a concert and Please arrive at the theatre with enough time to take your seats before the scheduled performance. We suggest arriving at least one hour prior to your performance.

Visit our Getting Here page for directions, parking, public transportation and ride share, Park & Ride / Bowl Shuttle information and more. 

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Lease Events are events produced by an outside promoter and not the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. Lease Events are tagged with ‘Special House Rules Apply’ on our calendar and event pages. 

Visit our House Rules page for a list of prohibited items.

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We have a casual dress code. Wear whatever's comfortable (but no bare feet, please!) It can get chilly later in the evening - bring a blanket or an extra jacket.

Exterior park areas including parking lots are open 8am to 6pm on most days.  Whether or not the theatre is open to the public varies depending on the events in the theatre that day. 

The Hollywood Bowl is owned and operated by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and is jointly managed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

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Rehearsals are typically for classical concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Bowl season. These are working rehearsal for staff, crew and performers are subject to change without notice. Rehearsal schedules for the week and whether a rehearsal will be open to the public is typically unknown until the Monday of the week.

You may contact Audience Services to receive up to date information regarding upcoming performance schedules by calling 323 850 2000 and choosing to listen to a pre-recorded listing of upcoming rehearsals open to the public or emailing information@laphil.org.

No advanced reservation is required to attend. Rehearsals open to the public have limited seating in specific sections. Rehearsal staff will be on hand to advise where you may sit. No telephoto lenses are tripods are allowed in.

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Hollywood Bowl concerts go on “rain or shine”.  Umbrellas are not allowed, but ponchos are made available if it begins to rain during a concert.

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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 considered a misdemeanor and could lead to arrest.  This policy includes electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.  A map of the designated smoking areas may be found here.

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The use of any recording devices, including cameras, is not permitted in Walt Disney Concert Hall at any time.

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Getting to the Bowl

Please arrive at the theatre with enough time to take your seats before the scheduled performance. Gates will open 2 hours prior to the start of a concert and we suggest arriving at least one hour prior to your performance.

Visit our Getting Here page for directions, parking, public transportation and ride share, Park & Ride / Bowl Shuttle information and more. 

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Parking at the Bowl is limited, stacked, and may sell out in advance. Because the parking is stacked, early exits are not allowed.

We recommend purchasing your parking in advance to secure a spot. You can purchase parking through our partner ParkWhiz here

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Park & Ride: These are lots located in different neighborhoods and cities through Los Angeles County and these buses depart at scheduled departure times.  When purchasing your ticket, you may select your desired departure time.  Round-trip bus ride costs $7/person when pre-purchased (fees may apply), $12 cash/person when purchased at the lot (exact change only; employees do not carry change).


Shuttles: Drive to one of the close-to-the-Bowl shuttle lots and hop onto the continuously departing shuttles.  Bowl shuttles continually depart every 15-20 minutes beginning 2 1/2 hours prior to concert. The last bus departs each lot at concert time.O

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Rideshare drop-off and pick-up at the Bowl are located in Lot B (Yellow).

Direct your rideshare to our location at 2149 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, California, United States for pick-up and drop-off.

You may view the rideshare pick-up location on our map here.

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Advanced sales for Park & Ride end 10am the day before the concert.  You may still purchase a ticket onsite at the lot for $12 cash per person, pending availability.  Please note that we encourage exact change as employees do not carry change. If you choose to purchase Park and Ride onsite the day of the concert, we encourage you to arrive early as priority boarding will be given to advanced ticket holders. 

Alternatively, you may purchase tickets to our Bowl Shuttle service online up until one hour prior to the start of the show.  Our Bowl Shuttle service allws you to drive to a nearby lot of your choosing and take a bus the rest of the way.  Shuttles run continuously up until the start of the show and depart every 15-20 minutes.  To purchase Shuttle tickets, please visit www.hollywoodbowl.com/getting-here.

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Park & Ride and Shuttle tickets are only available online until 10am on the day prior to the concert. Otherwise, you can purchase tickets at the lot on the night of the concert. Price for round-trip Park & Ride tickets purchased at the lot on the night of the concert is $12 (cash) per person. Price for round-trip Hollywood Bowl Shuttles (LA Zoo, Ventura Blvd/Lankershim and Hollywood/Highland) is $6 (cash or card) per person.

Information on Park and Ride and shuttle options are available at www.hollywoodbowl.com/getting-here.

To purchase Park and Ride tickets:

  1. Visit the Bowl Park & Ride and Shuttle page.
  2. Click the BUY PARK & RIDE button
  3. Click SELECT PERFORMANCE
  4. Select the Concert you will be attending
  5. Scroll down below the map. Each Park & Ride and Bowl Shuttle that will be running for that concert will be listed
  6. Click the BUY PARK & RIDE button next to the lot you wish to purchase
  7. Select Your Departure Time
  8. Enter the amount of tickets you wish to purchase.
  9. Scroll down the page and click ADD TO CART
  10. Follow the prompts to complete your purchase


To purchase Park and Ride tickets:

  1. Visit the Bowl Park & Ride and Shuttle page.
  2. Click the BUY SHUTTLE button
  3. Click SELECT PERFORMANCE
  4. Select the Concert you will be attending
  5. Scroll down below the map. Each Park & Ride and Bowl Shuttle that will be running for that concert will be listed
  6. Click the BUY SHUTTLE button next to the lot you wish to purchase
  7. Enter the amount of tickets you wish to purchase.
  8. Scroll down the page and click ADD TO CART
  9. Follow the prompts to complete your purchase
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Park and Ride and Bowl Shuttle options for the 2024 season will be available in March 2024.   At that time, you may purchase Park and Ride and Shuttle tickets for concerts. 

Departure times for Park and Ride lots vary from concert to concert.  Available departure times will be visible when purchasing Park and Ride tickets.

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

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When You're At the Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl Museum is a celebration of one of Los Angeles' most historic landmarks--a venue that has played a major role in music and entertainment, and has helped shape the careers of some of the most famous performers of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Located at the bottom of Peppertree Lane, the Hollywood Bowl Museum is the first building visitors see upon entering the grounds from Highland Avenue.

Admission is free.

Summer Hours
(June–September, exact dates variable by season)

Monday: 4 hours prior to show time 
Tuesday–Saturday: 10AM - show time 
Sunday: 4 hours prior to show time  

Off-Season Hours
(Mid–September through June, exact dates variable by season)

Tuesday–Friday: 10AM - 5PM 
Saturday–Monday: closed 
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day 

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You’re welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks* to the Hollywood Bowl.

Bringing wine and beer is dependent on the type of event you’re attending.

Not sure if your event is an LA Phil-presented event?

Container size matters. All containers, picnic baskets and coolers must be able to fit under your seats or within your box. Containers, picnic baskets and coolers measuring more than 15 inches wide, 15 inches high or 22 inches long won’t be allowed past the tickets gate.

 

*For lease events, non-alcoholic beverages must be in Factory-sealed plastic bottles  that are one liter or less.

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Although there's no minimum age for admittance, many evening concerts aren't suitable for young children. Children ages 2 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 2 years of age do not need a ticket.

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You may pre-order a picnic box to to pick up or Supper in Your Box Seats delivered directly to your box online. Orders for both options below must be placed before 6pm the day before your concert.

 

You may pre-order your picnic box or Supper in Your Box Seats here.

Simply select the date you wish to purchase, your options, and checkout!

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Most concerts are 2 to 2 ½ hours, which typically includes a 20-minute intermission.

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Generally, we do not have set times until the artist goes on stage.  Therefore, we are unable to provide set times in advance.  To ensure that you don’t miss any of your concert, we encourage all patrons to arrive early.

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Surrounding the Hollywood Bowl are 14 beautiful picnic areas, some of which open as early as four hours before your concert. Picnicking at the Bowl provides you with the opportunity to enjoy the

Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and one person/group is allowed to reserve each table. Large groups (30+) may reserve selected picnic areas through the Group Services Office by calling 323 850 2050. Tailgating in the parking lots is not permitted.stunning views and unwind with friends.

You may view of a map of the picnic areas at the Hollywood Bowl on our picnic map.