Hollywood Bowl, an iconic California venue and home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be reopening this spring – the latest venue to announce its return to action as COVID restrictions continue to be relaxed across the United States. The amphitheater and its sister venue Ford Theatre will see their new schedules announced on May 11, with fans expected to be allowed beginning in early summer, assuming California’s reopening continues as planned.
“We are excited to announce that the #HollywoodBowl will reopen this summer with 14 weeks of concerts,” reads a tweet from @Hollywood Bowl announcing the reopening. “The full lineup of artists and dates will be announced May 11.”
California’s reopening plan indicates a target date for a broad reopening of mid-June. As it opens its doors, the venue expects that it will be able to welcome a limited capacity of 4,000, based on LA County public health guidance. That figure will be allowed for its initial reopening concerts in May, which will be free concerts held with healthcare workers, first responders, and essential workers “as a gesture of thanks for all they have done for Los Angeles throughout the pandemic,” according to the venue’s reopening FAQ page.
The full slate of concerts set to be announced on May 11 will commence in July. Ticketing details will be announced at that time, with subscribers who have account credits from cancelled 2020 shows being able to apply those funds to 2021 performances as well as carry over into 2022. Distancing procedures, mask policy, and other safety protocols are expected to be shared in coming weeks. LA Philharmonic announced the cancellation of all its performances at Walt Disney Hall (where it performs during fall and winter, with Hollywood Bowl serving as its summer home) through June last October.
Other events planned to run at Hollywood Bowl by other promoters have not yet been announced.
“We are immensely grateful for the support you have shown us over the past year, whether it was by donating, keeping a credit on your account, or sharing your concert memories and words of encouragement,” the FAQ page says. “We can’t wait to enjoy the experience of live music under the Southern California night sky with you again.”