Rent & Tech

Beck at the Ford
2017 Bang on a Can at the Ford
Ford patrons on Edison Plaza
Patrons in the Ford entryway
The Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace


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 just under 1,200 seats; no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage.

In 2017, the Ford Theatres completed a nearly three-year renovation and restoration project designed to enhance the guest and performer experience. Improvements included a new lighting and sound package, 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 and performance 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 in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.     


If you are interested in lease opportunities for the 2018 Season, please review our rental deck, rates and policies, and fill out an application below. Please note: Remaining available dates in the 2018 Season are extremely limited. For questions, please call (323) 856-5793 or email

Rental Application

Rental Deck

Rental Rates & Policies



Tech Info

For questions regarding audio and lighting inventory, projection costs and other technical capabilities and information, email Production Manager Arthur Trowbridge.

Tech Package*

*Please note: An updated technical package will be available soon.