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See the Hollywood sign from the Hollywood Bowl

Make sure you see the Hollywood Sign when you visit the Hollywood Bowl. I watch a lot of people come in to the Hollywood Bowl, take a few photos of the shell and then leave. If you are visiting the … Continue reading

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Walk the Hollywood Bowl

Now is the perfect time to walk the Hollywood Bowl.  While there are many more lease events hosted at the Hollywood Bowl these days, they do not typically start until April.  The LA Phil manages the performances at the Hollywood … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Bowl Mid-Gate

The Hollywood Bowl Mid-Gate got an upgrade! When the Hollywood Bowl installed metal detectors at the Main and West gates, entry in to the venue came to a crawl.  To help the situation the Hollywood Bowl created a Mid-Gate located … Continue reading

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Hollywood Bowl Theater Policies

The Hollywood Bowl has updated their theater policies.  Most remain the same from last year.  Camera and Candle restrictions, noise levels and late seating (which I wish they would enforce a bit more).  The newest restriction…no selfie sticks.  Times do change. … Continue reading

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Official Hollywood Bowl picnic areas

The hollywood Bowl has updated the 15 picnic areas with new tables.  Arrive 90 minutes before show time (some picnic areas open as early as 4 hours before the concert) to claim one of the first-come-first-serve tables.  The closer picnic areas go … Continue reading

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Lease events at the Hollywood Bowl

Seems like each year the Hollywood Bowl hosts more and more non-Los Angeles Philharmonic-produced events (dubbed lease events).  The theater policies are different (more strict) for lease events.  Here are the official Leave Event Theater Policies from the Hollywood Bowl … Continue reading

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Getting the best seats possible at the Hollywood Bowl

Getting the best seats at a reasonable price for the Hollywood Bowl is often everyones goal.  The Hollywood Bowl does a pretty good job of rewarding loyalty. Best: Subscribe to a summer series.  These are on sale now.  You get … Continue reading

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Hollywood Bowl Seat Cushions

Sitting on a famed Hollywood Bowl wooden bench for an entire performance may literally be a pain in the butt.  To help relieve this pain the Hollywood Bowl rents out seat cushions right inside for $1.  Get there early because … Continue reading

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Getting the best seats starts with a subscription

There are many benefits to subscribing to a series at the Hollywood Bowl.  One of the best is getting to purchase tickets to additional concerts before the general public.  This usually guarantees great seats to Opening Night, July 4th Fireworks … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to tip the staff

When I first started attending the Hollywood Bowl I would try and set up the box tables on my own.  After all how hard could it be.  Well if not done correctly your meal can slope downward not to mention … Continue reading

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