For sheer beauty and intimacy, it's hard to beat the historic John Anson Ford Theatres for summer entertainment under the stars. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, the open-air amphitheatre is relatively intimate at 1,196 seats; no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage.
In 2017, the Ford Theatres will complete a $72+ million renovation and restoration project designed to enhance the guest and performer experiences. Improvements include new lighting and sound equipment, a new two-level wood stage, new artist green room and dressing rooms, a new loading dock, a new sound wall to block noise from the 101 Freeway, a new concessions building with full kitchen, and a new picnic terrace.
The entryway from the Box Office features a gradual climb with winding paths with gathering places where patrons can dine and mingle before the show.
Owned by the County of Los Angeles and located in a 32-acre County regional park, the Ford Theatres are run through a partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.
There are currently no available dates for the 2017 Summer Season. If you are interested in lease opportunities for the 2018 Summer Season, please call (323) 856-5793 or email FordTheatres@arts.lacounty.gov.
Go here for more information on the Ford Theatres Project.
For audio and lighting inventory, projection costs and other technical capabilities and information, email Production Manager Arthur Trowbridge.