The Ford Blog

The Cinderella Among Open-Air Theatres

May 20, 2016 | History
This isn’t the first time the Ford’s amphitheatre stage has undergone a major transformation… In 1938, four years after his production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hollywood Bowl, film director Max Reinhardt chose the Ford as the venue for his staging of Goethe’s Faust.

Tom Ford Explores the Ford

May 05, 2016 | Behind the Scenes
Tom’s thirst for knowledge about Los Angeles history led him on an interesting journey to the cross and beyond, discovering the Ford Theatres along the way.
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We're Back, LA!

April 20, 2016 | Announcements
If you’ve driven down the 101 on your way to the Valley, you’ve most likely seen our giant crane jutting up above the ridgeline. That’s us, hard at work on renovations. We’re still at it, but the good news is that we’re in the home stretch. Come July 8, you will get to experience the Ford as never before.

Making History at the Ford

March 24, 2016 | History
Rumor has it that in 1912, John Barrymore was frolicking in the Cahuenga Pass reciting soliloquies from Hamlet when he declared, “What wonderful acoustics – there should be a theatre here!” Less than a decade later, the Pilgrimage Play Theatre (now the Ford) was built on that very spot.

Jam Sessions are Back!

March 16, 2016 | Announcements
We’re pretty excited about the2016 JAM Session series and we hope you will be too! For this year’s JAM lineup, we tried to include the perfect balance of the new and the familiar.

Construction Update #3

March 10, 2016 | Renovations
What’s happening with the Ford Theatres construction, you ask? To which we say: OMG SOOOO MUCH! The venue is really shaping up and we can’t wait to share it with you this summer.

Melding Past & Future at the Ford: A Conversation with Brenda Levin

January 15, 2016 | Renovations
It seems fitting to be visiting architect Brenda Levin at her new offices within the former Macy’s Plaza complex downtown, where change is afoot everywhere you look.

Give Culture, Get Culture

December 01, 2015 | Announcements
We get that trying something new can be scary. You deserve a safe space, where you can learn to tap or samba without judgment (and without breaking the bank).