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Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Downtown)
323-850-2000
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Ranked #5 of 390 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Symphonies, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Concerts
Activities: Arts and crafts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this concert hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated in the world.
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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Amazing Building and Amazing Concert Venue. It is a terrific tribute to an amazing man. The architecture is beautiful and the sound in the building is awesome.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've been to lots of Concert halls in my life and this one was similar. The acoustics were great but I think what all the fuss is about is the architecture. Which is amazing but I guess not for me. i actually shouldn't even write an average review but I feel like if I was going to L. A. for... More

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Although I checked opening hours on line whe we arrived it was closed for a Saturday rehearsel. The receptionist said I should have phoned to check. Quite rude and the fellow in the shop was even loathe to sell me a post card in lieu of the expected tour of the building let alone attend to the purchase of another... More

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Brentwood, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just a few of these iconic gentleman left. Catch them when you can. Sonny opened with a 8.5 minute jam that shoulda been about the 3rd or 4th song of a set. Jeez ! Any 40 or 50 y/old musician woulda been hard pressed to keep up with this cat. He's 80 !! OK, the venue has NO distortion, Crystal... More

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Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You can't drive by the Disney Concert Hall without seeing photographers shooting the building. Whenever we have out of town photographer buddies visiting, that's one of the main things they want to shoot in DTLA. Especially at night. Tripods are not allowed however, unless you're off their property. I have seen one concert there and it's a very nice theater.

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Thief River Falls, Minnesota
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Parking is great underneath the hall, downtown traffic isn't too bad on a Saturday night but coming from almost anywhere - leave more time. The architecture inside and out definitely impacts your concert experience. It doesn't have to be the LA Philharmonic but if it is, you'll be very well rewarded.

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North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was one of our stops during our LA tour, and WOW, what an impressive concert hall! I'm not an architect by any means but was in awe at the design of this place. Our tour guide took some interesting photos of us along the backside of the building with some illusion effects. We also went inside the concert hall,... More

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Milan, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the design of the building is original and, even if you are not interested in modern architecture, it worth to pay a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Magnificent architecture, perfect acoustics. Aesthetic thrill from entry through performance. A music lover's dream come true.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I enjoyed the seating in the building. I found that the closer you sit to the stage the more difficult it is for you eyes to take it all in. I suggest that you find seating not so close to the stage. The parking is good if you get there in a timely manner.

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