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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 fixed 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; Guest Services staff are unable to assist with wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices. Such devices may not block aisles. Guest Services 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.


The Ford Terrace Café on The Zev Terrace and Grab & Go Market on Edison Plaza are wheelchair accessible.


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. A ticket kiosk and elevator to access the theater, concessions, and picnic terrace is accessible on this level. Guest Services 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 and Universal City Metro stop 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 10AM-6PM, daily.

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