Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Frank Gehry’s spellbinding concert hall at the Los Angeles Music Center has become a treasured fixture of the cityscape in Downtown Los Angeles since it opened in 2003. Mostly funded by the Disney family, the venue is a tribute to Disney’s contribution to LA’s culture and is the base for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
This swirling stainless steel structure has Douglas fir and oak cladding in its 2,265-capacity auditorium for superlative acoustics, and a giant concert organ that looks like no organ you’ve ever seen.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s main season here is from October to June, before they move to the Hollywood Bowl for the summer.
You can also visit Monday to Saturday for an hour-long audioguided tour, narrated by John Lithgow and with intriguing contributions by Frank Gehry.
The tour also encompasses an interactive exhibition at the Ira Gershwin Gallery.