Frequently asked questions

Where is the Ahmanson Theatre?

The Ahmanson Theatre is a performing arts venue located at 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA. It forms part of the Los Angeles Music Center.

Is the Ahmanson closing?

The Ahmanson Theatre remains open and fully operational. This is despite a 2023 Center Theatre Group decision to reduce or suspend some shows at other Los Angeles Music Center venues — such as the Mark Taper Forum — in an effort to cut costs.

Is Ahmanson parking cash only?

Parking at the Ahmanson Theatre’s official Music Center garages is usually on a cash-only basis. For some shows, it may be possible to pay by card or pre-book online.

How big is the Ahmanson Theatre?

The Ahmanson Theatre’s seating capacity is 2,109 for traditional productions. For others, it may be reduced to allow for extra floor space. The capacity is made up of 988 orchestra-level seats, 606 mezzanine, and 515 balcony.

How much is parking at the Ahmanson Theatre?

Parking rates in the official Music Center garages for the Ahmanson Theatre are set by the city of Los Angeles. Currently, rates are $10 per vehicle for evening and weekend shows, or $20 for matinee weekday events.

What to wear to the Ahmanson?

Attendees at Ahmanson Theatre productions wear a range of clothing — from formal attire to business suits, and from casual clothing to semi-formal. At a minimum, guests must wear full clothing and shoes at all times.

Does the Ahmanson have a dress code?

There is no official dress code at the Ahmanson Theatre. However, many guests enjoy dressing for the occasion. Specific events or premium experiences may have stricter requirements.

Can I bring a water bottle to Ahmanson Theatre?

Small, factory-sealed water bottles may be allowed at the Ahmanson Theatre. Other liquids, glass, and metal containers are not permitted. Please remember that food and drinks are available for purchase inside the theater.

How old is the Ahmanson Theatre?

As of 2024, the Ahmanson Theatre is 57 years old. It opened in 1967 and has hosted a wide variety of productions, including dramas, musicals, comedies, and world premieres.

What’s playing at the Ahmanson Theatre?

There are a range of productions planned to play at the Ahmanson Theatre. In 2024, the major running productions are A Strange Loop and Clue The Musical.

What is the Los Angeles Music Center?

The Los Angeles Music Center is a performing arts destination located in downtown Los Angeles, California. It contains several specialist venues, including the Ahmanson Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, Roy & Edna Disney CalArts Theatre, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.