The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is part of the Los Angeles Music Center, next to the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theater and Walt Disney Concert Hall. With 3,156 seats, the theater has four different levels. The building is located in the middle of downtown Los Angeles and has walls of windows and pillars helping it stand out. Inside, the interior decor is elegant and ornate. The pavilion opened in 1964, and it's named after Dorothy Chandler, who was a philanthropist, a major supporter of the arts and one of the people who pushed for the music center to be built. Today, it's home to the Los Angeles Opera and regularly hosts other performances. Its annual Christmas Eve tradition is well-known as it opens up its doors to the community for a free holiday celebration. Find tickets for Dorothy Chandler Pavilion events at StubHub.
Where exactly is the pavilion located?
The address is 135 North Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. The pavilion occupies the area between Grand and South Hope Street, along West 1st Street. It's directly across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Mark Taper Forum is just north of it.
Is there parking available?
There is on-site parking open to people with Dorothy Chandler Pavilion tickets. There are three different locations for self-parking. The Main Campus Garage can be entered from Grand Avenue, between First and Tempe Streets. The Walt Disney Concert Hall Garage has a few entrances, including ones on Grand Avenue and (northbound) Hope Street. The other property, the Department of Water & Power Lot, is open on Sundays only. This is a cash-only lot, and its entrance is on 1st Street. Valet services are also available. There's a drop-off location at 218 N. Hope Street and in the Founders Circle Parking Garage.
Is public transportation available?
The Metro bus and rail as well as the DASH system run regular routes in the vicinity of the pavilion. If you're taking a train, hop on either the Red or Purple line and get off at the Civic Center/Grand Park Station.
What is the seating arrangement?
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion seating is separated into four main sections. The Orchestra has the most seats, going from either row BB or row B to row ZZ (depending on whether an orchestra is in the pit). The Founders Level has a slight horseshoe shape and goes from Row A to Row P, and the Loge has seating from Row A to Row J. At the very top, the Balcony extends from Row A to Row R.
Is the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion wheelchair-accessible?
Accessible seating is available in the Orchestra and Loge levels of the pavilion. There are elevators and fully accessible restrooms.Back to Top
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