The Ahmanson Theater is located in downtown Los Angeles and is part of the Los Angeles Music Center along with the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Ahmanson opened its doors on April 12, 1967, with a production of Man of La Mancha, and it has gone on to host a wide variety of dramas, comedies and musicals. It was home to the Los Angeles production of Phantom of the Opera from 1989 to 1993, and the theater has been the world premiere venue for many plays and musicals, including Minsky's, Biloxi Blues and Dear Evan Hansen. The Ahmanson Theater often produces pre-Broadway runs as well. Get tickets to see the latest musical or play in Ahmanson Theater at StubHub.
What is the Ahmanson Theater seating capacity?
The venue has a 2,000-seat capacity, with the seats divided up into the orchestra, mezzanine and balcony sections.
Is there on-site parking?
Guests attending Ahmanson Theater events can self-park in the Music Center garage for about $9. Valet parking is also available for $23 at the Hope Street entrance. There is also metered street parking along the sides of the Music Center.
Is the Ahmanson Theater accessible by public transportation?
Guests can take the subway to the Civic Center/Grand Park Station. For those taking ridesharing services like Uber or Lyft, the official pickup location is 218 N Hope St at the corner of W Temple St.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
The Ahmanson Theater offers snacks, water and alcohol options such as wine and beer. Guests are allowed to enjoy their food and drinks in the lobby but cannot take them into the theater.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
The Ahmanson Theater is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, which means there are many wonderful restaurants nearby. There is Kendall's Brasserie on Grand Avenue, the Italian restaurant Vespaio and the New American restaurant, Blue Cow. Other options include the Patina Restaurant and Galero Grill.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Some events are family friendly and will allow you to bring your children along. However, most Ahmanson Theater events do not permit children under the age of four.
Is the Ahmanson Theater a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Yes, besides offering handicapped parking in the Music Center garage, there is wheelchair seating available in the balcony (box D), in the orchestra section (row N) and in the mezzanine section (box seats M and sides of row M).Back to Top