Hollywood Bowl

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Venue Info

Lease Event Theater Policies

For “LEASE EVENTS” and other non-Los Angeles Philharmonic-produced events at the Bowl, please adhere to the house rules below. All patrons are subject to search, and all items may be inspected by security upon entry into the theater. Gates open 90 minutes prior to showtime at the Bowl (subject to change). No tailgating permitted.

All patrons, age 2 and up, must have a regular-priced ticket and sit in their ticketed location. Children under age 2 do not require a ticket. These concerts are not recommended for young children.

Not Permissible in the Theatre during Lease Events:
– Alcohol and/or controlled substances. You may purchase alcohol inside.
– Umbrellas and chairs.
– Cameras, audio, video recording equipment, and selfie sticks
– Glass (including drinking glasses) and aluminum cans, regardless of content.
– No Drones are allowed on site at any time.
– Reusable liquid containers (such as Camelbak or Nalgene bottles).

The following are allowable in the Bowl:
– Picnic baskets and coolers no larger than 15″ by 22″ long by 15″ high.
– Factory sealed non-alcoholic plastic bottles, one liter in size or less.
– Re-useable containers (such as Tupperware) holding food
– Blankets or seat cushions.

Please also see the information on House Rules.

Security

Your safety is our top priority. In addition to already existing measures, we have implemented new security features to enhance the safety and overall concert experience for everyone. Please give yourself ample time to get to your seats (arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your ticketed time).

Metal Detectors – There are walk through metal detectors at all entrance points. This process is like those used at most major stadiums and arenas. When going through the metal detectors, please be aware that bags, hats, cell phones, cameras, tablets, computers and any large metal items need to be removed and shown to the attendants. Belts, coins, keys and wallets do not need to be removed from your person or pockets. You will continue to be able to bring picnics and other items you normally bring to concerts.

Mid Gate – To help everyone enter the venue with ease, we have expanded the Mid Gate entrance. The Mid-Gate is located just up the hill from the Main Gate on the west edge of parking lot A. (West Gate is also available as normal.)

Be safe: if you see something, say something. To report an incident discretely during an event, text keyword BOWL to 69050.

We ask that everyone comply to the Code of Conduct.

Dining

HOLLYWOOD BOWL FOOD + WINE
Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine – brought to life by James Beard award-winning Chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne (of celebrated restaurants Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern, and The Larders) and Sodexo Sports & Leisure, is now in its second year of providing exceptional cuisine, designed to make your concert experiences even more spectacular.

Arrive early and enjoy their California-inspired menus, with over 17 concepts situated across the Bowl. Make a reservation at one of their full-service restaurants—The Wine Bar by a.o.c. or the backyard. Pre-order box seat supper service featuring curated three-course meals, family feasts, and desserts. Reserve a market fresh Picnic Box to enjoy in one of the many picnic areas. Stop by a Street Food location to sample their diverse selection of multi-cultural foods of Los Angeles. Browse one of the three Marketplaces featuring charcuterie, cheeses, desserts and snacks—everything you need to assemble a perfect picnic. And of course, don’t forget to select a bottle of wine to complement your culinary selection from Caroline’s hand-picked favorites. Click here for more info, reservations and to pre-order Box Suppers or Picnic Box meals.

PICNICKING
In the hills surrounding the Hollywood Bowl are 14 charming picnic areas. Some picnic areas open as early as 4 hours before each concert’s start time. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and one person/group is allowed to reserve each table. Large groups (30+) may reserve selected picnic areas through the Group Sales Office: 323.850.2050. Tailgating in the parking lots is not permitted.

Transportation

PARKING

PARKING IS VERY LIMITED AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL. We encourage you to use one of our transportation options.

PARK & RIDE

Round trip only $7.00 pre-purchased (fees may apply depending on point of purchase) or $12.00 at the lot (cash only; please bring exact change and arrive at least 20 minutes early). Parking is FREE. Parking lots, locations, and prices are subject to change.

BOWL SHUTTLES

Only $6.00 per person round trip. You can purchase shuttle tickets through Ticketmaster outlets* (available online and by phone until two weeks prior to the concert; convenience charges apply) or on site at each lot (cash only; please bring exact change). Parking lots are wheelchair accessible. Departures every 2.5 hours before concert. Shuttle lots, locations, and prices are subject to change.

(*Except Hollywood & Highland)

REGULAR MTA LINES

Take the Metro! From the Hollywood and Highland Metro Station, it’s just a short walk to the Bowl Shuttle! Also: No. 222 Local (from West Hills, Burbank and Hollywood) and No. 156 Local (from San Fernando Valley or L.A.) serve the Bowl. For information, check with Metro Trip Planner at metro.net or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876).

RIDE SHARE

Pick-ups and drop-offs are permitted at the LOT B Turnaround.

Entrance to Parking LOT B is located at Highland Avenue and Odin Street. Look for your driver in the LOT B Turnaround once you have ordered your ride. View map.

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