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Edison PlazaThe John Anson Ford Theatres is a center that fosters the excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding, appreciation and accessibility of the performing arts in Los Angeles County. Its programs nurture artists, arts organizations and community, and provide a gateway for the people of greater Los Angeles to discover and appreciate cultures of their region and the world.

The Ford strives to be a world-class community performing arts center that celebrates and reflects the diversity of the people of Los Angeles. As such, the Ford improves the health of community arts and cultural organizations through its programming, community partnerships and the strength of the cultural richness of Los Angeles.

About the Ford Theatres

Ford stageThe John Anson Ford Theatres are owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles. Located in a 32-acre County regional park, the facility is run through a three-way partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.

The John Anson Ford Theatres complex is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use. Each year, the Ford partners with LA County-based arts organizations to present an eclectic season of culturally diverse music, dance, theatre, film and family events.

Due to construction to the amphitheatre scheduled to begin September 2014, the 2015 summer season will be pre-empted. To read more, visit our News & Press Room.

Read more about the history of the Ford.


To learn about the upcoming restoration work and the Ford Theatres Project, download the Ford Theatres Project Fact Sheet or go here.

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