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The Ford is committed to making its presentations accessible to all.

Please call Audience Services at 323 850 2000 to arrange special seating and arrival accommodations.

When You're Here

Accessible Seating for Guests with Disabilities

In the amphitheater, there are 10 wheelchair spaces, 10 companion/ADA seats, and 14 transfer seats. Patrons may purchase up to three contiguous seats in the ADA section or as close to it as possible, if contiguous seats are sold out. Placement of ADA seating is in compliance with the California Historical Building code; the furthest seats are only 96 feet from the stage. Accessible seats are located in the back row. The aisles in the amphitheater have a steep grade. Mobility devices may not block aisles. Our staff will assist in moving devices to a secure location and retrieving them during intermission and/or after the show.

We recommend patrons arrive early to provide time to navigate the venue.

Assistive Listening Devices

Hearing-assist headphones are available for free. They can be picked up across from Door A on the amphitheater level (level 5). Please ask an usher for assistance.


Todo Verde on The Zev Terrace and Grab & Go Market on Edison Plaza are wheelchair accessible.

Sign Language Interpreter

Requests for a sign language interpreter can be facilitated through Accessibility Services at 323 850 2125. Advanced notice of 5 business days is requested.

Open Captioning

Requests for open captioning can be facilitated through Accessibility Services at 323 850 2125. Advanced notice of 10 business days is requested.


Accessible restrooms are located on level 4.

Service Animals

California law allows persons with disabilities to bring trained service dogs and psychiatric service dogs, but not emotional support animals, to all public places. Service dogs and dogs-in-training – animals that have been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability – are welcome at The Ford but must remain on a leash or in a harness at all times. So that we may provide excellent customer service, please let our Guest Services staff know that your companion is a service dog or dog-in-training when entering the main gates. Pets of any kind are prohibited. Service dogs and dogs-in-training will need to remain in the seating area of the individual with a disability and not in the aisle or walkway. Thank you for your cooperation.

Transportation & Parking

Accessible Parking

There are nine accessible parking places on site at The Ford; a parking attendant will direct you. Patrons must show a designated placard to park in this area. The Ford is situated in a Los Angeles County regional park, and parking lots are located in hilly terrain. A free accessibility cart is available to transport patrons from the accessible parking area to The Ford’s ADA entrance on the loading dock level. Box Office Services and elevator to access the theater, concessions, and picnic terrace is accessible on this level. Our staff will be present to answer questions.

Please note, the ADA transit wheelchair lift has a capacity of up to 500 lbs. and is unable to accommodate motorized scooters.

The main entrance by the Box Office has a graded inclined path suitable for wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, or canes; the path leads to Edison Plaza (level 1). An elevator can be accessed on this level, taking patrons to level 4 (restrooms) and level 5 (amphitheater seating). A separate elevator can be accessed on level 5 leading to the new picnic terrace.


The shuttles from the off-site parking lot are wheelchair accessible. Visit our Getting Here page to learn more. 

Contact Us

Phone or email:
Contact Audience Services at 323 850 2000 or
Open Monday–Friday, 12PM–6PM

ADA Compliance mail or phone:  
ADA Compliance Coordinator
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
151 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012-3034