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Planning Your Visit

In response to the latest guidance of public health officials and in an effort to protect our artists, audiences, staff, and community from the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling the 2020 season at the Ford. This includes LA Phil-presented concerts scheduled from June 6 through September 26.

The Ford is managed by the LA Phil, a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales and donations. The decision to cancel concerts is painful, as is the impact this crisis is having on our musicians, staff, and audiences. If you are able, please help us continue enriching lives through our music, YOLA and other learning and community programs by considering making a contribution to the LA Phil.

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Generally, we do not have set times until the artist goes on stage.  Therefore, we are unable to provide set times in advance.  To ensure that you don’t miss any of your concert, we encourage all patrons to arrive early.

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We have a casual dress code. Wear whatever's comfortable (but no bare feet, please!) It can get chilly later in the evening - bring a blanket or an extra jacket.

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Food and drink:

  • Patrons are welcome to bring their own food for picnicking in The Ford's entryway gardens, on The Zev or in the seats. During the season, grounds open for pre-show picnicking 90 minutes prior to performances. 
  • Patrons may bring their own beer and wine. No hard liquor is permitted, except what is for sale by the onsite concessionaire. Bags will be checked at the entrance to the facility.
  • Unopened (factory sealed) plastic bottles of non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., water, iced-tea, soda) are allowed.
  • Empty reusable water bottles (such as Camelbak, Hydro, Contigo, etc.) are allowed.

Please note: Patrons who consume alcoholic beverages must do so in a responsible manner; The Ford reserves the right to eject anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

Other prohibited items:

  • Smoking of any kind (includes E-Cigarettes, Vaping). Please also see smoking policy in the link below.
  • Weapons are not allowed.
  • No cameras with detachable lenses.
  • No form of camera stand (including monopods).
  • No selfie sticks.
  • No audio/video recording devices.
  • No laser pointers or glow sticks.
  • No drones.

Visit our House Rules page for more information.

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We suggest arriving at least one hour prior to your performance.

Gates open 90 minutes prior to the performance.

Visit our Getting Here page for directions, parking, public transportation and ride share, shuttle information, and more. 

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Patrons are welcome to bring their own food for picnicking in The Ford's entryway gardens, on The Zev or in the seats. During the season, grounds open for pre-show picnicking 90 minutes prior to performances. 

  • Patrons may bring their own beer and wine. No hard liquor is permitted, except what is for sale by the onsite concessionaire. Bags will be checked at the entrance to the facility.
  • Unopened (factory sealed) plastic bottles of non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., water, iced-tea, soda) are allowed.
  • Empty reusable water bottles (such as Camelbak, Hydro, Contigo, etc.) are allowed.

Please note: Patrons who consume alcoholic beverages must do so in a responsible manner; The Ford reserves the right to eject anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

Visit our House Rules page for more information.

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Gates open 90 minutes prior to the performance.

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