LA County is home to two world-renowned theaters – the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and the Hollywood Bowl. Maintained and managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, these magnificent, open-air venues host world famous artists, cultural events, interactive participatory arts events, and more.

So pack a picnic and enjoy the best artists from around the world under a beautiful California sky.


Since its opening in 1922, the Hollywood Bowl has been the premier destination for live music in Southern California, hosting everyone from Billie Holiday to The Beatles to Yo-Yo Ma under the iconic silhouette of its concentric-arched band shell. The Hollywood Bowl is a venue for showcasing artistic greatness and celebrating our global cultural heritage. The Hollywood Bowl still offers $1 seats for many events. The Bowl is operated under a partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the County of Los Angeles.

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