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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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Address: 135 N Grand Ave, The Music Center of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3013
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+1 213-972-7211
10:00 - 18:00
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Throwback glamour

We saw the LA Opera's production of Macbeth here, which we enjoyed very much. The building is like a time capsule from the late 60s/early 70s in a great way - very grand in scale... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We saw the LA Opera's production of Macbeth here, which we enjoyed very much. The building is like a time capsule from the late 60s/early 70s in a great way - very grand in scale with lots of fun period details. Do yourself a favor and splurge on tickets in the founders' circle/grand circle on the second level. You can... More 

Thank kmfesq
Rio Verde, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

We went to see the Opera Norma and were highly disappointed with the performance. If you are looking for a western version of NY's Lincoln Center, you will not find it here. This show was a poor second to NY. The singing was not first rate and the costumes and scenery were disappointing. We would have been better off listening... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Located atop Bunker Hill in Downtown Los Angeles, the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion is LA's Opera House. It is a large, acoustically good auditorium. It is located on a wide plaza co-located with the Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theater. All three buildings are lovely and the plaza has a fountain, sculpture, outdoor seating for drinks and food and fantastic... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

My friend and I attended a performance of The Ghosts of Versailles. It was absolutely amazing. The building is gorgeous, the staff were helpful and friendly, and the production was stunning, with great performances by Patricia Racette, Christopher Maltman, and special guest Patti LuPone. There was also champagne in the lobby at the intermission - I'd recommend reserving some before... More 

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

What a beautiful music hall~ Outside there is a gorgeous water fountain. Great photo spot. Once you step inside the theater.... so elegant! The chandeliers, the red carpet, the stairs. Fantastic place for people who enjoy music, opera & dance performance. I love it when people dress up for the evening, coming here enjoying a great show. This area is... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

The Dorothy Chandler is an LA Icon for performance of Opera and Dance in downtown LA. The complex is the touchstone for Theater, Opera and Dance in LA....only to be surpassed for Live Music by Disney Hall, which is across the street.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

This is the home of the L.A. Opera, one of several performance halls which make up the L.A. Music Center complex. Constructed on a berm above Grand Avenue, when programs are occurring, this plaza is a wonderful place to enjoy pre-performance social activities and eats. Come early to see what I mean. The DCP primarily shows opera, with the season... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

We went here on 12/24/2014 after reading about the event on timeout.com and reviews on Yelp. The event started at 3:00 pm and lasted until 6:00 pm. Event and parking were free which is absolutely amazing for something in Los Angeles.The parking structure had event helpers who were directing the crowds for open spots-quite similar to the organization in Disneyland/Disneyworld.... More 

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Kimberly, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

11.6.2014 - LA Opera: "Dido & Aeneus/Bluebeard's Castle" The crystal Chandeliers are stunning! It seemed about the only elegance left in this aging mid-century establishment. It really could use fresh carpets and a lick of paint. As is the muddy brown carpet looks so drab and depressing. The bathrooms downstairs feels like a dungeon. As for the Opera -- the... More 

Thank May K
Hidden Hills, California
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014

I've been attending concerts and events at the DCP for more than 40 years. It is presently the home of the LA Opera. It also has a dance series attracting quality dance companies from around the world. It is a traditional proscenium theater with a huge stage. It is beautifully presented with dramatic stairways and crystal chandeliers. The lobby is... More 

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