Welcome Back to the Ford Theatres for our 2017 Summer Season!

You might notice that the Ford Theatres look a little different. A vision that began in 2008 has finally been completed. So, it is with great pleasure that we welcome you to enjoy all that the renewed Ford Theatres have to offer! Like the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace (The Zev), the perfect picnic spot with its stunning views and delicious food from the new Ford Terrace Café, or your own kitchen! Meanwhile, our new soundwall will block out the noise from the 101 Freeway like never before. Enhanced lighting and sound and the new stage will make the experience of seeing your favorite performers that much better.

A renovation this size does not happen without champions of the project such as LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, former LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and our many funders, most notably the County of Los Angeles; visionaries like LA County Arts Commission Executive Director Laura Zucker, architect Brenda Levin and landscape architect Mia Lehrer; leadership from the Ford Theatre Foundation’s Board of Directors; and hard work and long hours from a dedicated staff, project management team, and general contractor. 

And, what it all comes down to is making it possible for the Ford Theatres to fulfill its mission of bringing people together for transformative arts experiences that inspire, empower and ignite cultural exchange in a space where everyone feels welcome.

Because no contribution is too small, we want to take this moment to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who had a hand in the Ford’s transformation. We invite you to come by and experience LA’s freshest venue this summer!

- Olga Garay-English, Interim Executive Director

Please enjoy a few photos of the new Ford...


The new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace (The Zev). Photo by Tom Bonner.


The new soundwall at dusk. Photo by Tom Bonner.


Scenic view of The Zev and the soundwall. Photo by Tom Bonner.


View of the soundwall from inside the amphitheatre. Photo by Tom Bonner.


Beautiful new chandeliers leading up to the amphitheatre. Photo by Tom Bonner.