Tucked into the hills overlooking Hollywood's bustling streets lies the Hollywood Bowl's famously curvy silhouette where the serenely verdant atmosphere provides refuge from the noisy city.
Since the Los Angeles Philharmonic's inaugural performance at the Hollywood Bowl on July 11, 1922, the nation's largest natural amphitheatre has hosted the world's greatest musicians on its iconic stage. The Hollywood Bowl's performance history is littered with impressive talents and names: Monty Python, Itzhak Perlman, Garth Brooks, the Beatles, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, and Big Bird. In addition, the Hollywood Bowl is home to the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and is the Los Angeles Philharmonic's summer residence.
The Hollywood Bowl's grounds are open and free during the day, but to truly take in the magic, visit in the evening. A popular ritual, the picnic-then-concert routine is a Los Angeles summertime tradition. Rustic picnic benches dot the grassy areas around the Bowl, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When the hectic pace of Los Angeles is too much to bear, escape to the northern hills and the Hollywood Bowl. Just remember your picnic, extra jacket or blankets, seat cushion if you have bench seats (cushions are also available to rent) and comfortable shoes.
- Check season calendar for season schedule and show times
- Ticket prices vary and range from $1 to $100+
- Free admission during the day
- Location: 2301 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA
- Phone: 323-850-2000
- Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com