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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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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