Grand Avenue at 1st Street
Los Angeles Music Center Website
A downtown Los Angeles icon almost from the moment it opened in 2003, the Disney Concert Hall is the newest part of the performing arts center. Designed by Los Angeles' premier architect Frank O. Gehry, the Disney Hall is modern Los Angeles at its best, with an approachable interior and a sleek design. Use this guide to find out all about visiting it or going to a concert there.
The Disney Hall is just part of a performing arts center started in the 1960s when the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (seen just beyond the Disney Hall in this picture) was built.
The Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Philharmonic make their home at the Music Center, along with the esteemed Center Theatre Group who stage shows in the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre. A performance at any of these venues would be a nice addition to a stay in downtown.
The outdoor courtyard at the Music Center is especially pleasant on a summer evening just before showtime, and across Grand Avenue (and just below street level), you'll find an exuberant water fountain surrounded by good places to sit and rest.
The next stop on our tour gives a glimpse of downtown's future.