Irvine Bowl History
The Irvine Bowl is a Laguna Beach, California venue that opened in the 1940's and is best known
as the home of the Pageant of the Masters. Occasionally the Irvine Bowl is referred to as the Festival of the Arts Amphitheatre
because it is so closely associated with the Pageant of the Masters which is the most popular event of the Laguna Beach Festival
of the Arts. The venue is named after James Irvine who donated much of the land that he owned in the Laguna Canyon to be used
for the Festival of the Arts. The venue was remodeled in the Nineties after it was damaged by a mudslide and is a popular
venue all year long, even after the Pageant of the Masters has come to an end.
Irvine Bowl Events
Irvine Bowl is well known as the home of the Pageant if the Masters in which actors and dancers take part in real-life reenactments
of famous paintings. Rather than head off to a museum to see a few classic works of art, you can attend the Pageant of the
Masters and see all of the world's greatest paintings come to life before your very eyes. The Irvine Bowl is also used as
a concert venue and has put on concerts by world famous acts like the Beach Boys. Be sure to check out the Irvine Bowl's schedule
of events to see what is coming up at this fantastic venue.
Los Angeles, California
Irvine Bowl is located
in Laguna Beach, just down the freeway from Los Angeles. As the city in California with the highest population, and the second
most populous city in the United States, you can be sure that there are plenty of reasons to visit Los Angeles. You would
be remiss not to visit the beach whether it is Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, or any of the other nearby beaches. A trip
to Hollywood Boulevard will allow you to go along the Walk of Fame and see the names some of your favorite stars of film,
television, radio, and music before you stop by Grauman's Chinese Theater and see where the biggest stars in the history of
showbiz have put their hand prints in the cement. If you are looking for something more high brow head over to the J. Paul
Getty Museum and see some of the world famous art hanging from its walls.
Irvine Bowl Seating Layout
Bowl has room for nearly 2,600 guests and attending a show at this spectacular venue is an experience like no other. The world
class amphitheater allows you to enjoy a performance outside in the fresh Southern California air and features excellent acoustics
and unobstructed views of everything on the stage.
The first Pageant of the Masters was held in
1933 and has been held every summer since apart from a four year break during World War II. The pageant takes place for eight
weeks between July and August and is a 90 minute production featuring a narrator, songs from the period of the specific paintings,
and an orchestra.