Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center
  • Address: 135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
  • Type: Performing Art Center
  • Architect: Welton Becket
  • Opened: 1964

General Information

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center. The Music Center's other halls include the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Music Center is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the United States.
The Pavilion has 3,156 seats spread over four tiers, with chandeliers, wide curving stairways and rich d├ęcor. The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion brings outstanding singing, outstanding conducting, and stunning productions.


Construction on the Pavilion started on March 9, 1962, and was dedicated on September 27, 1964.  The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion was named for Dorothy Buffum Chandler who was instrumental in finding a suitable home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and rejuvenate the performing arts in Los Angeles.  This was Mrs. Chandler's crowning achievement.  The building was designed by architect Welton Becket.  He managed all aspects including design, construction, fixtures, and interior finishes to achieve a coherent whole.

Since the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Los Angeles Master Chorale have moved to the Walt Disney Hall which opened in October 2003, the Pavilion is home of the Los Angeles Opera and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance.


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