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Ahmanson Theatre

135 North Grand Avenue

For over 40 years the Ahmanson Theatre has presented a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies and classic revivals. The Ahmanson has been represented on Broadway as a co-producer of the award-winning productions of Amadeus, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Smokey Joe's Cafe, August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running and Seven Guitars, Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, The Drowsy Chaperone, John Kander/Fred Ebb/Rupert Holmes' Curtains and the world-premiere productions of 9 to 5: The Musical with songs by Dolly Parton and Minsky's.

The Ahmanson continues to present Broadway hits such as the exclusive Los Angeles engagements of the Tony Award-winning productions of Doubt, Jersey Boys and John Doyle's revolutionary production of Sweeney Todd as well as Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain's award-winning production of My Fair Lady. For excellence in all phases of production, the Ahmanson has been honored with over 50 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards.

Initially under the artistic direction of Robert Fryer, then Gordon Davidson and now Michael Ritchie, the Ahmanson has played host to a veritable who's who in the entertainment world from Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison, to James Earl Jones, Lynn Redgrave and Cherry Jones. A unique, state-of-the-art 1995 reconfiguration provides the Ahmanson with variable seating capacity from 1,600 - 2,000, allowing the theatre to accommodate a greater variety of plays, from the intimate to the spectacular. It currently enjoys the largest theatrical season ticket base on the West Coast in a year-round season from early fall through late summer.


Thomas Moore

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Went to see The Humans, while I felt the actual play left something to be desired, the performances were fantastic. The venue itself was fantastic. Great site lines, no challenge with hearing the performance, and it was easy to navigate to and from seats. I especially enjoyed the cultural mix of Broadway with my beer in a plastic cup complete with lid and straw.

Cara Chavez

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Great play, reminded me of when the Ahmanson showcased up and coming playwrights. Can't wait to see what shows up after all the construction is completed. For now, east at Kendall's Brasserie... good is always delicious. Waiters and waitresses always polite and helpful. You will never feel rushed. Ask what drinks aren't on the drink menu. I always go for the endless mimosas. Last time I didn't get an ice bucket and it got a bit warm so be sure to ask for an ice bucket. Otherwise just fabulous and it will be consistent.

Michel McCormick

Friday, June 29, 2018
The theaters undergoing a lot of change but I really like the new restaurant great shrimp cocktail and great tacos! Made for great gnashing before the play! Can't say that we really like 'The Humans"...... Left me a little bored not fulfilled and needing and wanting more but that's just my opinion.... Otherwise I think the Ahmanson is great!

OC Muscle

Sunday, June 24, 2018
This theatre is showing its age. Although the view to the stage and the acoustics are good ( we saw a play with no amplification) the seating itself is horribly uncomfortable and cramped. You are pushing shoulder to shoulder with the people next to you. I'm 5'10" and there is less legroom than the economy section on United Airlines. There was a 6'3" person in our group and he was able to put his feet out in the aisle. I ended up leaving during the play because it was so cramped and uncomfortable that it was a total distraction. Considering the price of tickets they could do better.

Alonzo Cudd

Monday, July 16, 2018
We love coming here! We have season tickets and they are definitely worth it. It encourages you to see all types of performances.

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