Sitting atop the historic Bunker Hill area of Downtown LA are 4 iconic venues surrounded by majestic views of the city skyline. When you get to the Music Center, you are instantly greeted by the beautiful architecture, sculptures, and stunning display of fountains at the different venues. The Music Center is comprised of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Ahmanson Theatre. It is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, and a place worth visiting and experiencing one of the many reasons why LA is considered “the creative capital” of the world.
The Music Center has performances like dance, music, opera, theatre, special productions, and events and festivals for children and families. The center is also a leader in arts education, providing the community with special programs like Active Arts and World City.
Active Arts offers fun DIY (do-it-yourself) experiences to the public throughout the year such as:
Taste of Dance, where you learn dance sequences from movies like 500 Days of Summer.
Dance Downtown, where you can dance your legs off to live music and learn unique movies like the Tango, Flamenco, and Sw
Drum Downtown, where you can participate in an outdoor group drumming experience.
Friday Night Sing-a-longs, where you can sing your heart out using lyrics sheets with a live band playing.
World City is a special and seasonal production that showcases unique performances and events from world-class artists and their traditions. Past events from World City include sensory experiences such as “Architects of Air: Exxopolis”, an interactive walk-in sculpture where you immerse yourself in the luminous world of light, color, and sound.
Visiting the Music Center promises to provide you with an experience enriched with sound, color, and movement. It is a place where you can experience the dynamic intersection of art and culture, leaving you with a deep understanding and connection to the diverse sounds, communities, and cultures that make LA a unique and global city.
Getting there: The Music Center – 135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
By Public Transportation: Take the Red or Purple Metro line to Civic Center/Grand Park station. Fun fact: Go Metro and you can save 20% on tickets!
By Car: Take the South 101 Freeway towards Downtown LA. Exit Temple Street and make a left. Take the 1st right onto N. Grand Avenue.