Walt Disney® Concert Hall Tours
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On a busy downtown street corner, the Walt Disney® Concert Hall's twisted-metal landmark building bursts from the Los Angeles cityscape. Designed by Frank Gehry and acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota, the building’s interior features walls and a ceiling finished with Douglas fir and unparalleled sound, making it a must-see attraction for lovers of music and architecture.
Founded by Lillian Disney to honor her husband Walt's commitment to arts and culture in LA, the concert hall is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Master Chorale. The 2,265-seat performance space also hosts an impressive and eclectic array of musicians and singers from around the world. Acts range from the Soweto Gospel Choir to composer Philip Glass to indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie.
Free self-guided audio tours, which are narrated by John Lithgow and feature insight from architect Frank Gehry, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, and others, are available, as well as daily guided group tours.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Walt Disney® Concert Hall has four restaurants and a shop selling signature LA Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, and Los Angeles merchandise.
- Seating areas for wheelchairs are available on all levels of the concert hall.
- Wireless headsets for listening assistance are free to use and available at coat check in the lobby.
How to Get There
Located about a half block from LA's Performing Arts Center and across from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Walt Disney® Concert Hall is one block west of the Civic Center/Grand Park station on the Red and Purple Metro lines. If driving, check the latest information about nearby street closures and allow extra travel time accordingly. Parking is available directly beneath the venue, and valet parking is available at the Hope Street entrance for evening concerts, weekday matinees, and on weekends.
When to Get There
Walt Disney® Concert Hall hosts a range of events and performances throughout the year, and the best time to visit is for a performance. Arrive at least 30 minutes before start time, and if it’s your first visit there, give yourself even more time beforehand to explore and find your seat. Free hour-long guided tours are offered most days, and visitors are free to stop by for a meal at one of the hall’s restaurants or to browse the shop.
Located within the downtown entertainment complex LA Live, the Grammy Museum has four stories and over 30,000 square feet of space dedicated to all things music. Permanent exhibits feature outfits worn by Grammy winners, while past retrospectives have explored different musical genres such as Muzak, hip-hop, heavy metal, and more.
Address: 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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