Every seat at the Hollywood Bowl brings its own unique experience. That being said a garden or terrace box affords you your own private space to enjoy dinner, drinks and the performance. Box seats are canvas collapsible chairs in groups of 4 or 6 (even a few 3 and 5) surrounded by wooden partitions.
Most people choose to set up two tables, one on each end. This makes eating a full dinner much easier. Setting these folding tables up (and making sure they are level) can be tricky. Fortunately Bowl volunteers are quick to help. They never ask for a tip but you just feeling good about giving them one.
An alternate table set-up in a 4 person box is to set up a single table in the middle. This configuration is used more for snacking than dinner. be sure to ask for a center table as they are not usually in the box.
A 6 person box combines two end tables with a center table. I have also seen people place the two end tables together on the back of the box like a buffet table.
Make your table spread the talk of your section. Cover the tables with table cloths. Us the table dimensions with a 3”-4” overhang. As a bonus each box also has a built-in wine bottle holder (the 6 person box has two!).
* Boxes can be difficult to get especially for Friday and Saturday shows. Plan early!