Planning Your Visit
It's a good idea to arrive at least 30 minutes before your concert time (double that, if it's your first visit). Then you'll have plenty of time to park, peruse the program, and prepare yourself for the experience.
Visit our Getting Here page for directions, parking details, public transportation, and traffic advisory.
Late Seating/Re-Entry: In consideration of our artists and patrons, late seating and re-entry will take place during the first appropriate pause in the program at the discretion of management. Certain programs are performed without intermission; in those cases, late seating and re-entry may not be available at all. For the convenience of latecomers or those that exit the theater during the performance, the performance can be viewed and heard on monitors throughout the lobbies.
Many concertgoers arrive early to take part in pre-concert events. Check your concert's performance detail page for details.
No children under 6 years old will be admitted to LA Phil Presents Classical, World Music, Jazz, Chamber, Baroque and Contemporary concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Children five to eleven years of age are encouraged to attend the Toyota Symphonies for Youth concerts which are programmed especially for families (children under two not admitted). Children two and up may be admitted to the Holiday Sing-Along concerts, which are an excellent introduction to music for the entire family.
Due to the acoustic sophistication of Walt Disney Concert Hall, we ask that everyone in your party, regardless of age, be able to sit quietly through a 2-hour concert without disturbing other patrons or the artists. Ushers may ask parents whose children are noisy or uncomfortable to take them outside of the Concert Hall. If there is repeated disruption, we reserve the right to revoke admission and refund your ticket price, excluding service charges.
Patrons of all ages must have a ticket to enter the Concert Hall and must sit in the seat indicated on the ticket.
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About the Performance
The term "classical music" can be used in two ways. When it's capitalized, it's usually referring to a historical period (c. 1730-1820), the time of Mozart and Haydn. The other meaning of "classical music" is much broader, covering the entire canon of Western art music, from Gregorian chant to Philip Glass and beyond. It encompasses a vast range of styles, forms and techniques, but in one respect, classical music differs from other types by its use of music notation, which is used by composers to indicate the pitch, speed, meter, rhythms and overall execution of the music. From the simplest song to massive compositions of mind-bending complexity, classical music often attempts to affect the mind, body and spirit in profound ways; the greatest examples succeed in doing just that.Permalink
A symphony orchestra is a large ensemble of musicians who variously play strings (violins, violas, cellos, basses), woodwinds (clarinets, oboes, flutes, bassoons), brass (trumpets, French horns, trombones and tubas) or percussion (drums, timpani, bells, etc.). Because of its size (100 or more musicians), an orchestra requires a conductor to keep the players together and present a unified interpretation. Compositions for the orchestra include such works as symphonies and concertos (for soloist and orchestra). Classical music is also written for, and performed by, smaller groups of instruments ("chamber music") or even by just one or two musicians ("solo recital").Permalink
All you need is ten people to qualify as a group.
Remember you can take advantage of our payment plan, which will give you time to organize the required amount of people while reserving tickets early for the best possible seating.
As soon as you pick your date! Advance ordering is the key to good seats. To order your tickets simply call the Group Services Office at 323.850.2050 and we’ll walk you step by step through the process. All you need is the date of your event and an estimated number of tickets you want to book. It’s that easy!
Group tickets for Walt Disney Concert Hall go on sale in early July. Make sure you are a member of our Group Services Email Club to receive notice of our on-sale date.
Groups receive 20% off the regular adult price of the Terrace and Terrace East/West sections of the theater. We are delighted to be able to offer a student group rate to select performances.