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Beck at the Ford
2017 Bang on a Can at the Ford
The Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace
Ford Entryway
Ford patrons on Edison Plaza
Patrons in the Ford entryway


For sheer beauty and intimacy, it's hard to beat the historic John Anson Ford Theatres for summer entertainment under the stars. Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, the open-air amphitheatre is relatively intimate at just under 1,200 seats; no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage.

In 2017, the Ford Theatres completed a nearly three-year renovation and restoration project designed to enhance the guest and performer experience. Improvements included a new lighting and sound package, a new two-level wood stage, new artist green room and dressing rooms, a new loading dock, a new sound wall to block noise from the 101 Freeway, a new concessions building with full kitchen, and a new picnic and performance terrace.

The entryway from the Box Office features a gradual climb with winding paths with gathering places where patrons can dine and mingle before the show.

Owned by the County of Los Angeles and located in a 32-acre County regional park, the Ford Theatres are run in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.     


At this time, we are no longer accepting inquiries to lease the venue in 2019. Stay tuned for information, pricing and availability for leasing the facility in 2020.

For filming inquiries, please call 323-850-2060.