The Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheatre in the United States and officially opened on July 11, 1922. The “bowl” refers to the shape of the concave hillside the amphitheater is carved into. The bowl is owned by the County of Los Angeles and is the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the host of hundreds of musical events each year.

Visit the Museum which features the genuine Hollywood history connected to the Hollywood Bowl. Artifacts and collections within the museum include fascinating programs, posters, books, films, videos, photographs, promotional materials, postcards, and many other forms of memorabilia. The museum collects programs, recordings, records, and ephemera pertaining to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The museum also features the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, honoring incredible and well-respected musicians that are remembered throughout the history of the Hollywood Bowl.

Hollywood Bowl
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BECCA TORRES
BECCA TORRES
00:15 09 Nov 22
The Hollywood Bowl is an awesome venue for concerts. We went to see The Who there this month and it was the best... concert I have ever been to. The sound and natural acoustics we're incredible. I loved experiencing the concert outside surrounded by mountains. Seating was awesome as well. Loved it‼️read more
Gil B. Jr.
Gil B. Jr.
02:02 29 Oct 22
Iconic southern California venue that has been around for almost a hundred years. It loses a star ONLY because the... parking is such a nightmare. Shuttle busses are an option from cities such as Torrance and Lakewood, so consider that as an alternative. Food and beverage prices are a bit crazy, but that's to be expected. The sound here is incredible. Any show you see here will be worth your while.read more
REY
REY
02:08 26 Oct 22
We hadn’t gone back to Hollywood Bowl since before the pandemic. It pretty much looked the same but I don’t remember... the box seats with tables. But this time was my first time sitting there. Haha. We parked at the hotel and took a shuttle that dropped us off right at the bowl. It was way easier than sitting in your car waiting for the person behind you to get there. The flow to get past security was fast and organized. They had a pretty good menu for food and drinks, but most were sold out when we went to order from our server. Who was attentive and very awesome! It was a beautiful, perfect night to sit outside and watch Dave Matthews Band! A sisters night out I won’t forget!read more
regis kwong
regis kwong
03:08 04 Oct 22
My favorite activity in the Summer is to go to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Packing dinner and wine in a picnic... basket creates a scene of romantic evening with music. I guess we’ve been watching too many Hollywood movies featuring the Hollywood Bowl.My wife and I go to Hollywood Bowl for concert at least 3 times a year during the summer. Many Angelenos share the similar affinity with this famous landmark in Los Angeles since 1922. We have all been enjoying live music from this historic venue as part of life in Southern California.The best time to go is during July 4th with live music and spectacular fire work. It’s quite enjoyable with that evening. People would just dance and celebrate independence day.It’s the tradition that concert goers would bring their own food and drinks for the concert. But some concerts don’t allow you to bring alcohols and soft drinks. you can only buy drinks inside from the Bowl vendors.Getting to the Bowl is easy too. you can either drive and park your car at the Bowl, take a chartered bus from many locations throughout LA or drive to a closest designate parking lots and then take a shuttle to the Bowl. Since we have a chartered bus station that’s very close to our home in Arcadia, we normally take the bus to Hollywood Bowl. it’s the most convenient way.read more
Priyanka lallu
Priyanka lallu
19:47 16 Sep 22
Exciting place. Lot of great talents perform at this place. Huge seating arrangements for audience. Been to AR concert.... It was just amazing. And this was my first concert to attend and I had great time.read more
Albert Martin
Albert Martin
17:47 11 Sep 22
Great venue of course to see wonderful shows and make beautiful memories! Uber drop off and pickup was easy and they... have lots of food options at the bowl. Be sure to sign up for the Hollywood Bowl website to get all the latest information.read more
M Murray
M Murray
15:54 11 Sep 22
What a great place to see the greatest pop band of all time! With fireworks!!!! The Bowl is a truly unique concert... experience starting with the venue inviting you to bring your own food and drinks! Arrive early and take advantage of this nearly 100 year old historic venue.read more
Random One
Random One
05:44 11 Sep 22
The bowl is majestic the vibe there is amazing. This place is historic and it never ceases to amaze me. If you want a... laid back enjoyable venue to see your favorite performers see them at The Bowl. I cannot wait to get back to the Bowl!I was terrified after ready reviews about parking and space. I was happy to find the parking was amazingly easy and accessible. Lot B provides a lot of parking and is available day of as well.read more
Raymond (Ray Ray)
Raymond (Ray Ray)
14:32 30 Aug 22
I had a nice time. Went to the Smooth Jazz concert featuring George Benson, Boney James and Layla Hathaway. A really... great show!read more
Rod N
Rod N
07:34 28 Aug 22
Love love love the Hollywood Bowl! We arrived around 6pm. Had drinks, food and snacks before the main event at 8 pm. ... It was pure positive energy. We were lucky had a friend allowed us to park and walked from their home to the Bowl.So no traffic parking hassle for us.Show up early for your event time. Your allowed beverages, snacks, food. No hard liquor, your bags will be checked and security detectors at entrance.Check into shuttle service if you're not familiar with the parking hassle.There is a 15 to 20 minute walk to seating area , however there are escalators and moving walkway to help you. The sound was great the performance had everyone standing and cheering enjoying the evening event.read more
Mariami Betsu
Mariami Betsu
21:20 21 Aug 22
Love how big the arena is and under open air, parking is very hard to find and if you park your car at hollywood bowl... then you have to wait until cars in front of you leave, otherwise you are stuck. They also have shuttle busesread more
Nick Williams
Nick Williams
06:42 13 Aug 22
My first experience was awesome, I had a great time. My girlfriend and I took a picnic to see Tchaikovsky's Spectacular... with Fireworks and it was absolutely amazing. The Hollywood Bowl was a blast to experience as well - it felt like a theme park but for theater. Plenty of food options and places to sit and eat. Bathrooms are around and it's all wheelchair accessible. Plenty of drinks being served. Highly recommend!read more
marse napoli
marse napoli
02:07 07 Aug 22
As always, WONDERFUL experience! I love the picnic style, concert, romantic setting with my love ones. One of my... favorite summer things to do. We have been doing this for 20 consecutive years! And still I love it!Thank you Hollywood Bowl!read more
Tim Laren
Tim Laren
16:48 05 Aug 22
Jazz Night, great, Wednesday's in summer. Picnic around the bowl or bring it to your seats. Alcohol allowed. Boxes are... very nice if you can get one and a little costly but worth it.Another option is the cheap seats, maybe $20, a bit far back but the music is great anywhere you sit. Bring binoculars or just watch on one of the four huge screens. With the new cell phones you can even get some pretty good pictures.read more
Maria Colin
Maria Colin
02:57 02 Aug 22
I went to see A-ha with Orchestra!! The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra sounded so beautiful! and when the band came on... ✨✨✨✨well it was just amazing!!We visit the Bowl about twice a year and it's always a great experience. If you've never been you're missing out!! Just go! 😄read more
Ross Curtis
Ross Curtis
14:50 01 Aug 22
This place is the best experience! You can bring your own food and drinks, backpacks and bags, and just enjoy the vibe!... It is a Must-Do experience if you visit Los Angeles or even live there! The only negative, is that it is HUGE and the further back you sit, the harder it is to see. I strongly suggest you don’t sit further back from Terrace seating. The performers become ants at that point. We saw Boyz II Men. Honestly, a lot of fans were upset because they played a bunch of covers rather than the songs that made THEM popular—the songs we all loved! I felt that I did not get what I expected nor what I paid for. I give that show 2.5 out of 5 stars. Don’t go see them, unless you have money to throw away. I’m a big fan, but playing other artist’s songs rather than the well-loved hits we all grew up on, is sad. They said they were going to “Try something different” and it was not well received. Worst of all, they performed for barely an hour.read more
Simon Holzman
Simon Holzman
04:21 01 Aug 22
This is a great concert venue though a little more upscale than some places... Bring a picnic !Seriously, for a place... with almost the same capacity as most stadiums, the Hollywood Bowl has hugely better sound quality and a much better vibe.I've been in the Nosh Pit (pun intended), and I've been in the nosebleed seats and the sound was perfect in both.Highly recommended. I'm not joking about the picnic, but bring a bit extra to share with your neighbors.read more
Robert Moest
Robert Moest
02:12 31 Jul 22
For some reason, even though I've lived in LA for 50 years, I didn't start going regularly to the bowl until about 10... years ago. It's never too late. It takes a little bit of effort to get there, but once you're there it's worth it. All kinds of entertainment is offered and there are always sheep seats higher up. With a new video screens and upgraded sound system everybody has a good time.read more
Jasmine Yamahata
Jasmine Yamahata
22:02 28 Jul 22
We had an amazing time at the bowl! There are no bad seats and the landscape surrounding the bowl adds an element of... magic to your musical experience. A few tips though:1. Avoid driving there and certainly don't park there! The traffic is crazy, jams up really easy and parking is hell. There are Hollywood bowl shuttles all over LA that will take you to the Bowl and back for under 10$ in a bus. The other option is to ride share, it takes a little longer but the parking attendants are efficient and get the job done.2. If you're on a budget bring your own food! We spent $30+ on a cheeseburger, fries, and drink. They totally allow it but be ready to have the cooler/basket/bag searched prior to entrance. We saw a whole family with 2 rows just pulling out bottled of wine, trays of lox, some nana's giant bowl of pasta salad and they were having a good time!3. Absolutely bring a cushion or rent one as soon as you can they do run out. Those benches are hard and if your short like me your legs will dangle uncomfortably.4. Try to minimize what you bring because space is truly limited and it will need to be searched upon arrival.I hope this helps and you enjoy your trip to the Hollywood bowl!read more
Ester Guardado Gutiérrez
Ester Guardado Gutiérrez
02:30 27 Jul 22
The Hollywood Bowl is magic.I've been going there since 1970 and always look forward to their Summer Season, I enjoy... every minute of it!Thanks to the dynamic staff at the box office, the parking lot to the seating area and the restrooms who always greet me with a smile.On a foot note, the restrooms at the Bowl are in the best 10 list of public restrooms in the USA!read more
Michael Piggee
Michael Piggee
20:36 20 Jun 22
What an iconic location carved out of the mountain. The Bowl has great acoustics and all the seats are good.Make sure... to wear flat shoes as the hill climb can be a workout,where possible take the escalators. The Bowl also gives a good brew of the HOLLYWOOD sign as well.I recommend this venue.read more
Cathy Robison
Cathy Robison
22:55 31 May 22
The Heart concert was really good. I love doing the picnic thing while enjoying a concert:-) wine was allowed.Just... saw Steely Dan. Great concert and even though it was sold out, being outside felt safer.read more
Debra
Debra
22:18 28 May 22
I love the Hollywood bowl, it's a great venue to see music, the improvements in the acoustics are amazing, the setting... is serene. The downside is the parking situation is the most horrendous of any venue that there is in LA. The stacked parking is ridiculous. Taking a shuttle bus is the only way to do it, but you have to remember to reserve early because those book up too. It would be a 5 star if the parking situation was improvedread more
Michael Hall
Michael Hall
20:11 19 Dec 21
What a flippin' ripoff!! I've lived in the LA area for 25 years, so of course I've heard about the Hollywood Bowl!! I... mean, I don't live under a rock!! So, I finally decided to load up the car and give it a whirl! Shoes, check. Glove, check. Ball, check!! I was primed and ready to rock n roll, baby!! So I make the 90 minute drive in traffic, and then the parking at this place is an absolute nightmare!! Horrendous!! After all that, guess what? No bowling alley ANYWHERE!! Currently I'm screening personal injury attorneys, because mentally I feel as though I've been harassed and abused!! Most of them say I should clear $50,000,000 easily!! I did stay and watch the concert. Pretty cool location and acoustics for that. Maybe they should advertise as a concert venue instead of a bowling alley!! What I said about the parking, seriously... no joke. It sucks!read more
THE KING OF NERF
THE KING OF NERF
21:47 02 Oct 21
Absolutely no doubt in my mind the best place to see a concert. Saw hall and Oates perform last night and first time at... the Hollywood bowl. This memory will always be with me and I will never forget it. Hollywood bowl, you are the most amazing place in the world. Glad you are back open again.read more
Smiling in the Sun
Smiling in the Sun
22:36 14 Sep 21
Fantastic venue!Garden Boxes have tables that transform from dinner service to box seating for the performance; very... clever.Men's restroom had a long line while women's moved very quickly due to the open stall light system they have in place.Pay for the valet parking, or plan on an hours-long wait to leave after an event.read more
Lorenzo Warfel
Lorenzo Warfel
06:39 13 Sep 21
My experience here was absolutely incredible, the staff was very pleasant and were willing to help you find your seat... if you needed it. I really liked how spacious the walking areas of the bowl are and I also love the historic feel to the venue. The lights that light up the stage and bowl are beautiful and make the experience even more enjoyable. My family and I came to see Black Panther in Concert and we had a great time! We are looking forward to our next concert/event here.One tip for the bowl: fix your website!! It’s awfulAside from that I loved coming to the Hollywood Bowl 🙂read more
John Hatch
John Hatch
07:41 07 Sep 21
We had a chance to see John Williams conduct at the famous Hollywood Bowl, and it was epic. Parking seemed a little... chaotic for it being our first time, and expensive $22, but we got there really early. There is a shuttle for way less $7 pre, and $12 day of, so it might be worth it to visit the website and check that out. You can also pay beforehand and save a few bucks. Be ready for plenty of walking, with some areas that are pretty steep. Food was expensive, as you would expect, and not all that great for the price. However, food and drinks are allowed in LA Phil-presented events. Check on the website for exact details, but depending on the event, you can come prepared for a picnic. The group next to us had it all, even some to share. Also, remember that this is outdoor seating, so check the weather and be prepared. You might want to bring a blanket or jacket even on a summer night. We purchased seat cushions for $1, and I would highly recommend doing that. Again, it was a great night, and the memories made are well worth making it happen.read more
Patricia Kackert
Patricia Kackert
05:35 06 Sep 21
Absolutely lovely venue! We sat pretty close to the way back, and we could literally hear PERFECTLY! Sure the orchestra... was teeny tiny from so far away, but that did not affect the performance at ALL. Don't worry about your seat, you'll have a great time either way. Three things, they have food (you can bring your own), parking is kind of a disaster, and BRING A SEAT CUSHION.read more
Dana Swanson
Dana Swanson
03:12 28 Aug 21
Hollywood Bowl has a great selection of wines and beers from all over the world. The ambiance is intimate with couches... spread throughout the place and candles at every table. This is a great place for a date or happy hour with coworkers.On weekends they have a great happy hour before 6pm, including 50% off wine bottle that are $70 or more.read more
Loopy Lyle
Loopy Lyle
17:59 07 Aug 21
Picnic time was was great. The Tchaikovsky concert music was lively and the fire fireworks were spectacular. Everyone... had a great time and the crowds were well behaved and flowed in and out pretty easy.read more
Rollin George
Rollin George
17:33 19 Jul 21
Saw Kamasi Washington here on 7/19 and it was fantastic. We were all the way in the cheap seats and the sound was... incredible.We also had a ticket snafu via online ordering (completely my fault) and Jennifer in customer service took great care of us!read more
Dave Fazek
Dave Fazek
20:54 18 Jul 21
So nice to be out again and the Bowl did not disappoint. Christina Aguilera and the Philharmonic we're outstanding. We... like that we can bring food and drink. Next time we will go earlier and take advantage of the patio area to enjoy our picnic. The seats don't provide adequate space to dine comfortably.read more
Vanessa Duran
Vanessa Duran
23:57 16 Jul 21
Went to see The Cure here and it was fantastic! Parking sucks so do yourself a favor and Uber yourself... there….especially if you plan on being cute in high heels. I damn near thought that I was going to die on the way there. Venue is great and beautifully historic!read more
J M
J M
20:35 05 Jul 21
Fun and great experience but the facility definitely need an upgrade. Food is especially over priced.Will also charge... you for cushions so you can you bring your own. (The seats are wooden)Need better and more ways exitread more
Tere Valenzuela
Tere Valenzuela
16:59 28 Jun 21
We went to a concert at limited capacity and that made all the difference. We avoided traffic, lines and rowdy... concert-goers. It was a wonderful time! The view never disappoints.read more
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