The Ahmanson Theatre, located at The Music Center, is where Center Theatre Group showcases the plays and musicals that everyone has been talking about or will be talking about. It’s where Center Theatre Group produces and presents pre-Broadway runs as well as the best of Broadway and the West End, turning a night at the theatre into a true event.
About Ahmanson Theatre
The Ahmanson Theatre opened in 1967 and has staged a wide variety of dramas, musicals, comedies, classic revivals, and World premieres (including six by Neil Simon, who has had 13 plays presented here). Under the artistic leadership of Robert Fryer (1971–1989), the Ahmanson played host to a veritable who’s who in the entertainment world including Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Lemmon, Ingrid Bergman, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury, and Peter Ustinov. In 1989, Center Theatre Group Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson assumed the role of Artistic Director for the Ahmanson and was responsible for programming The Phantom of the Opera for a record-breaking four-year stay. Under Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, the Ahmanson has been home to a number of musicals that moved to Broadway, including The Drowsy Chaperone (13 Tony Award nominations), Curtains (eight Tony nominations), and 9 to 5: The Musical as well as blockbusters including God of Carnage, Mary Poppins, and Jersey Boys.
135 North Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012View on Google Maps
Transportation & Parking
Parking at The Music Center Garage
RedCivic Center / Grand Park Station
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