Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón

July 12-14, 2024
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Described as a “milestone” and “breakthrough” by The New York Times, Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, one of the most recognizable and controversial women in Argentinian history. 

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The Music Center's Dance DTLA

June 21 - August 16, 2024
Jerry Moss Plaza
Free

Don't miss the chance to try a different dance style for eight Friday nights this summer. Enjoy free in-person beginner dance lessons and then boogie down on the dance floor like no one is watching! No dance experience necessary!

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Dance Single Tickets On Sale

Single tickets now available for the 2024-2025 dance season. Embark on a season of limitless creativity and breathtaking artistry in the 2024-2025 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

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The Music Center Presents BLKNWS® in Residence

June 10 - August 11, 2024
Jerry Moss Plaza
Free

Join us this summer for a very special residency featuring acclaimed artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph and his innovative project, BLKNWS®. Become immersed in a free multi-dimensional experience inspired by the world and ideas of BLKNWS.

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The Music Center Stands Against All Hate and Terrorism

In these times, when many are being treated without regard for humanity, we must decry the use of brutality against innocent peoples, no matter their affiliation or nationality.

We grieve the many lives lost and join with our elected officials as well as community and religious leaders in uplifting our common humanity and seeking a path towards peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

Upcoming Live Events

Check out upcoming live events and performances at The Music Center!

  • Tue Jun 11 6:00 PM

    Tue Oct 08 6:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Digital Innovation Initiative The Music Center's Black Bar Social

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Founders' Room

    Join us for The Music Center’s Black Bar Social, a series of free monthly speakeasy-style gatherings at The Music Center, where connections are crafted and conversations are cultivated.  Grab a drink at the iconic black bars and engage in...Show more

    Join us for The Music Center’s Black Bar Social, a series of free monthly speakeasy-style gatherings at The Music Center, where connections are crafted and conversations are cultivated.  Grab a drink at the iconic black bars and engage in thought-provoking discussions sparked by featured provocateurs—artists, tastemakers, and community partners who challenge perspectives and ignite creativity. Delve into innovations in science, technology, culture and societal movements, and help to shape ideas that resonate with an ever-evolving Los Angeles.

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  • Sat Jul 20 6:00 PM

    Sun Aug 04 2:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Digital Innovation Initiative Read the Garden hosted by Reparations Club

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Part of BLKNWS in Residence, join us in The Garvey Garden on Jerry Moss Plaza for a communal read...Show more

    Part of BLKNWS in Residence, join us in The Garvey Garden on Jerry Moss Plaza for a communal reading and discussion hosted by Reparations Club. Borrow, bring or buy a book of your choice.

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  • Tue Jul 30 8:00 PM

    Sun Aug 25 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group Clue

    Ahmanson Theatre

    Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult ...Show more

    Murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget! Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.

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  • Sat Aug 03 7:00 PM

    KCRW Summer Nights with The Music Center

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Grammy® award winning Gaby Moreno brings the heat to Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center this August as part of KCRW Summer Nights!Show more

    Grammy® award winning Gaby Moreno brings the heat to Jerry Moss Plaza at The Music Center this August as part of KCRW Summer Nights!

    Experience this outdoor summertime party, which is FREE and open to all ages. KCRW's very own Jose Galvan starts the evening and then Moreno hits the stage to perform her Latin and Folk Americana hits. 

    Taking live music in Downtown L.A. to a new level, The Music Center is once again the top destination for free summer entertainment under the stars. Mark your calendar and put on your dancing shoes! 

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  • Sat Aug 17 8:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Live at The Music Center: Sister Sledge

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    For one night only, enjoy an unforgettable free outdoor summer concert of R&B, soul and disco era hits at Live at The Music Center with Sister Sledge featuring Sledgendary® - they are STILL family! Jen DM and Danny Dolan of DJ duo Fas...Show more

    For one night only, enjoy an unforgettable free outdoor summer concert of R&B, soul and disco era hits at Live at The Music Center with Sister Sledge featuring Sledgendary® - they are STILL family! Jen DM and Danny Dolan of DJ duo Fashion Forward open the night of celebrating the very best of Sister Sledge and their classic dance club hits!

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    Limited seating will be available for this concert.

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  • Sat Aug 24 7:00 PM

    The Music Center's Dance DTLA Birthday Bash

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Celebrate 20 years of The Music Center’s Dance DTLA—as well as The Music Center'...Show more

    Celebrate 20 years of The Music Center’s Dance DTLA—as well as The Music Center's 60th year—at our biggest dance party ever! As the sun sets, the dance floor will come alive with a dynamic mix of music, expertly curated by L.A.’s top DJs. Enjoy birthday cake, good company and a special champagne toast. Sponsors have access to the VIP Shimmer Lounge with signature drinks and delicious bites.

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The Music Center Is Home To

TMC Arts, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil.

Land Acknowledgment

As a steward of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, we recognize that we occupy land originally and still inhabited and cared for by the Tongva, Tataviam, Serrano, Kizh and Chumash Peoples. We honor and pay respect to their elders and descendants—past, present and emerging—as they continue their stewardship of these lands and waters. Read more.