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The John Anson Ford Theatres, nestled in the Hollywood Hills, are owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles and located in a county regional park.
The 1241-seat outdoor Ford Amphitheatre is set against a backdrop of cypresses and chaparral. It is relatively intimate: no patron is more than 96 feet away from the stage. Music, dance, film, theatre and family events are presented May through September. The Ford Amphitheatre Season is a program of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
The 87-seat indoor theatre space, [INSIDE] THE FORD is the home of the "Hot Properties" season of new plays, a collaboration of the Arts Commission and A.S.K. Theater Projects.
The Ford Theatre Foundation is a private fundraising organization created to enhance Los Angeles County's support of the theatres.
In 2000, a $1.6 million renovation of the entryway to the theatres was undertaken. The new entryway features winding paths that create a more gradual climb from the box office, a waterfall, two dozen species of trees and plants and pocket picnic areas. At the top of the entryway is Edison Plaza, a gathering place where patrons can eat, shop and pick up information.
The entryway is the most recent of more than $4.3 million in capital improvements made to the stage, backstage, and public areas of the Ford complex since 1995. One of the goals of these renovations was to make the facility completely ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. These capital investments by the County of Los Angeles continue to bring the historic site up to modern safety, access and performance standards for the enjoyment of all.

For more information, contact Martin Kagan at

Music, dance, theatre, film and family events are presented from May to September.

Request For Proposals Information

Application Forms

Theatre series in
87-seat, state-of-the-art indoor space runs November to April.
2002 - 2003
Request For Proposals
General information and proposal application form for the 2002-03 season.
The architecturally distinctive amphitheatre opened in 1920... Directions & Parking
Seating Plan

Volunteer possibilities, how to contribute to the Foundation, and applying to perform on Summer Nights.