Walt Disney Concert Hall
ABOUT THE HALL
Located on the corner of Grand Avenue and First Street in downtown Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in October 2003 and is part of The Music Center campus. It is the performance home of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Designed by architect Frank Gehry with acoustic design by Yasuhisa Toyota, the hall's distinctive sweeping silver facade is an internationally recognized architectural landmark and the hall is heralded as one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world. The hardwood-paneled main auditorium has a seating capacity of 2,265 and is in a vineyard-style configuration with seats surrounding the stage. The hall's distinctive Gehry-designed concert organ was completed in 2004. The hall's creation began in 1987 when Lillian Disney, the widow of Walt Disney, donated $50 million to build a venue as a gift to the people of Los Angeles as a tribute to her husband's devotion to the arts and the city. A rose-shaped fountain designed by Gehry and made from Royal Delft porcelain is a tribute to Lillian Disney in the Level 3 garden.
In addition to the main concert hall, the 3.6-acre complex includes the garden that is open to the public during operating hours, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Atrium Hall including a gift shop and cafe, and the W.M. Keck Foundation Children's Amphitheater. The complex also houses REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater.
Seating areas for patrons in wheelchairs (and their companions) are available on all levels of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Please note that ushers are not permitted to physically assist patrons wishing to transfer into auditorium seats. Music Center Guest Services representatives will assist patrons with mobility impairments by escorted wheelchair transport to and from the auditorium. Reservations are necessary. Please call 213-972-0777 at least 24 hours in advance. Service animals are welcome at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES
Walt Disney Concert Hall is equipped with a Sennheiser infrared sound listening system. Wireless headsets are available free of charge at the coat check in the lobby. Patrons must give ID as deposit. Patrons may bring their own compatible headsets if they wish.
English supertitles are projected in two locations and visible to all audience members at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Supertitles are not planned for all concerts but can be requested by patrons when ordering tickets. Requests for supertitles must be made by phone 213-972-7282 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org a minimum of eight weeks before the performance date and upon confirmation of a patron’s ticket order. Please note that in rare circumstances, some concerts may not have the ability for supertitles because of video projections or music sung without words.