The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion first opened on December 6, 1964. Some of the opening performances featured at the pavilion were: “Fanfare,” by Richard Strauss, “American Festival Overture” by Will Schuman and “Roman Festivals” by Ottorino Respighi. The pavilion is currently home to the Los Angeles Opera and the Dance at the Music Center.
The Music Center and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion offer state of the art accessibility options, for patrons with disabilities. The Pavilion boasts one of the largest stages in the country and it seats 3,200 patrons. It is spread over four elegant tiers, complete with chandeliers and wide curving stairways. Be sure to arrive at the pavilion with plenty of time before the curtain opens.