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Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center

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The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, designed by architect Welton Becket, is the largest performance venue at the Los Angeles Music Center, and one of the largest stages in the country. With 3200 seats, it is over a third larger than the Gershwin Theatre in New York, which is Broadway's largest at 1900 seats. It is located on the south side of the Music Center Plaza with its back to 1st Street.

The Chandler Pavilion is the home of the Los Angeles Opera and Dance at the Music Center, which includes performances by the American Ballet Theatre, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, David Michalek's Slow Dancing, Mark Morris Dance Group and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company.

There are four tiers of seats. Because of the larger theatre size, even thought there are more balcony levels, the upper balcony seats are actually a little better in this theatre than in the Ahmanson across the Plaza. You're farther away, but you see the stage from a little bit better angle. You'd better bring your opera glasses though for any of the balcony seats. The stage is way far away.

Check the Music Center Performance Schedule.

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