The Walt Disney Concert Hall
, designed by Frank Gehry to resemble a ship's hull, was added to the Los Angeles Music Center
in 2003, taking up the entire block between 1st and 2nd Streets. It looks a bit like a stainless steel ship with sails unfurled cruising through the downtown civic center.
This 2,265-seat theatre has some of the most sophisticated acoustics ever created. It is the winter home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
. It is a very steep theatre design with seating surrounding the stage. You can just about read the music over the musicians' shoulders from some seats.
The south corner of the building houses the Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theatre (REDCAT)
, a 250-seat theatre run by the California Institute for the Arts. REDCAT has a separate entrance off 2nd Street.
The William M. Keck Children's Amphitheatre
is an outdoor performance space used for family programs. Rings of concrete stair-steps seat up to 300. Cushions are sometimes provided.
Take the Disney Concert Hall Photo Tour
Check the Music Center Performance Schedule