The Joffrey Ballet's Anna Karenina

June 21-23, 2024
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The Joffrey Ballet's breathtaking Anna Karenina makes its debut at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion! This tragic love story features breathtaking cinematic production, stunning costume design and captivating choreography with live orchestra.

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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 Fearlessly

2024/2025 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!

  • Wed Jun 05 8:00 PM

    Sun Jun 30 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group A Strange Loop

    Ahmanson Theatre

    The ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway, and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage for a limited engagement, direct from Broadway.

    Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-percepti...Show more

    The ground-breaking and critically acclaimed winner of every ‘Best Musical’ award on Broadway, and the Pulitzer Prize, bursts onto the stage for a limited engagement, direct from Broadway.

    Hell-bent on breaking free of his own self-perception, Usher, a young, gay, Black writer who hates his day job, writes a musical about a young, gay, Black writer who’s writing a musical about a young, gay, Black writer...a strange loop. Usher grapples with desires, identity, and instincts he both loves and loathes, all brought to life on stage by a hilarious, straight-talking ensemble.

    Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Michael R. Jackson’s blisteringly funny, “audacious and uproarious” (The Guardian) show is a heartfelt and thought-provoking masterwork that uses humor and honesty to explore themes around race and sexuality.

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  • 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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  • Tue Jun 18 7:30 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Digital Innovation Initiative BLKNWS Comedy Night

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - Founders' Room

    Part of BLKNWS in Residence, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders' Room will be transform...Show more

    Part of BLKNWS in Residence, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Founders' Room will be transformed into the legendary Garvey Lounge. Featuring some of the best standup comics on the scene and hosted by comedian Alzo Slade, this event promises an unforgettable night of entertainment.

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    Free

  • Thu Jul 04 4:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Gloria Molina Grand Park's 4th of July Block Party

    Gloria Molina Grand Park

    Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns with fun for everyone. This year’s event features arts activities, sports games, live music, and dance, with dozens of LA’s favorite food trucks and DJs spanning genres from hip-hop to ...Show more

    Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Fourth of July Block Party returns with fun for everyone. This year’s event features arts activities, sports games, live music, and dance, with dozens of LA’s favorite food trucks and DJs spanning genres from hip-hop to reggaeton, funk, and more. Enjoy the return of the Gloria Molina Grand Park Ferris Wheel and an innovative drone show by Grizzly Entertainment. This is a free, inclusive event for all ages and backgrounds, fostering connections, allyship, and mutual support. Come celebrate with us and experience the true spirit of community!

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  • Fri Jul 12 7:30 PM

    Sun Jul 14 2:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    For 50 years, Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice in intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy. The company is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s cultural treasures. Described as a “m...Show more

    For 50 years, Ballet Hispánico has been the leading voice in intersecting artistic excellence and advocacy. The company is now the largest Latinx cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s cultural treasures. 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. The illegitimate daughter of a prosperous farmer, Evita concealed her shameful past as she rose in the ranks from dancehall performer to Argentina’s First Lady. Her work as an activist and advocate for Argentina’s women and working-class raised skepticism as she indulged in the opulence of a high-class life. Was she a voice for the people or a deceitful actress? Colombian- Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa explores these diverging legacies and more in her evening-length work for Ballet Hispánico and reclaims the narrative of the iconic Latina figure.

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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.