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Welcome to The Music Center

As one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers, and as a cultural anchor in Los Angeles County, The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of enriching the lives of every resident.

 

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Black Friday Deals on Dance

Our Black Friday sale is "tutu" good to miss! Get 50% off tickets for select dance performances in select sections for a limited time starting now through Monday, November 28.

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GivingTuesday is November 29, 2022

Give a gift on GivingTuesday! Your generosity supports all TMC Arts programs, including experiences that welcome everyone, unforgettable performances, learning in hundreds of schools, and community partnerships across L.A.

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Holidays at The Music Center

From the Tree Lighting Ceremony to The Nutcracker, check out all our holiday events and performances this December at The Music Center!

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Upcoming Live Events

Join us for the return of live events and performances at The Music Center!

  • Sat Oct 29 8:00 PM

    Sun Dec 04 6:30 PM

    Center Theatre Group 2:22 A Ghost Story

    Ahmanson Theatre

    2:22 A Ghost Story is an award-winning supernatural thriller written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast, The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster. Look out for the c...Show more

    2:22 A Ghost Story is an award-winning supernatural thriller written by award-winning writer Danny Robins, creator of the hit BBC podcast, The Battersea Poltergeist, and is directed by Matthew Dunster. Look out for the clues to unlock the mystery in this brilliantly funny and intriguing play; it's an adrenaline-filled night where secrets emerge, and ghosts may or may not appear. What do you believe? And do you dare discover the truth?

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  • Wed Nov 16 8:00 PM

    Sun Dec 18 6:30 PM

    Center Theatre Group Clyde's

    Mark Taper Forum

    In this electric, Tony Award®-nominated Best New Play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the West Coast premiere of Clyde’s is a new comedy that serves up the story of ordinary characters with big dreams. T...Show more

    In this electric, Tony Award®-nominated Best New Play from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the West Coast premiere of Clyde’s is a new comedy that serves up the story of ordinary characters with big dreams. The formerly incarcerated staff of Clyde’s truck stop diner are looking to start their lives over in the kitchen under the pressure of the fiery rule of their owner. In pursuit of the perfect sandwich, the chefs imagine a future they have been constantly told is out of reach. Deeply felt, quirky, and urgent. Clyde’s is a play that reminds us that “sometimes a hero is more than just a sandwich” (The New Yorker).

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  • Sat Nov 19 7:30 PM

    Sat Dec 10 7:30 PM

    LA Opera Tosca

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Floria Tosca, the famous opera singer, seems to have it all. Audiences cherish her artistry—and adore hearing about her tempestuous offstage romances. But as storms of repression and rebellion rage throughout Italy, the diva is forced to play a re...Show more

    Floria Tosca, the famous opera singer, seems to have it all. Audiences cherish her artistry—and adore hearing about her tempestuous offstage romances. But as storms of repression and rebellion rage throughout Italy, the diva is forced to play a real-life role she never imagined.

    Torn between devotion to her lover and the machinations of a treacherous sociopath who will do anything in his power to break her down, she’s trapped in an utterly impossible predicament, with fatal consequences for them all. But this prima donna isn’t going down without a fight.

    The cast is led by four of the greatest artists of their generations. Soprano Angel Blue takes on the iconic role of Puccini’s glamorous but tough-as-nails heroine, with tenors Michael Fabiano and Gregory Kunde sharing the role of Mario Cavaradossi, the rebel who becomes the target of the most dangerous man in Rome. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is the evil Scarpia, who likes nothing more than seeing his victims suffer. In her company debut, trailblazing Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv leads a heart-pounding production staged by the legendary director John Caird.

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  • Mon Nov 28 5:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program L.A. County Tree Lighting

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Be a part of the holidays here at The Music Center! Bring the whole family, grab your friends and co-workers for the L.A. County Tree Lighting on Jerry Moss Plaza! From decking our halls and theatres to gathering around...Show more

    Be a part of the holidays here at The Music Center! Bring the whole family, grab your friends and co-workers for the L.A. County Tree Lighting on Jerry Moss Plaza! From decking our halls and theatres to gathering around a magnificent 75-foot-tall tree dressed in its holiday finest, it’s going to be a sensational start to a season of celebration in Downtown Los Angeles. Join us for a live performance by Skid Row-based Urban Voices Project and complimentary hot chocolate as we gather together to begin a month of magic and memories to share!

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  • Sat Dec 03 8:00 PM

    Sun Dec 18 2:00 PM

    LA Phil Dudamel Conducts The Nutcracker

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    When Dudamel last led The Nutcracker in concert with the LA Phil in 2013, the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed raved the beloved music was “irresistible” and “reinvigorated,” noting it was a rare treat to ex...Show more

    When Dudamel last led The Nutcracker in concert with the LA Phil in 2013, the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed raved the beloved music was “irresistible” and “reinvigorated,” noting it was a rare treat to experience Tchaikovsky’s score treated as the main attraction with nuance and flow. Hear Dudamel bring out the drama and many colors of this holiday favorite in a performance of the classic ballet, featuring dance elements.

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  • Sat Dec 10 2:00 PM

    Sat Dec 17 2:00 PM

    LA Master Chorale Festival of Carols

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Our popular Festival of Carols returns with a fresh spin for 2022. Indulge in the delights of the holiday season with traditional Christmas carols and festive folksongs from around the world. Children aged six and older are welcome, provided they ...Show more

    Our popular Festival of Carols returns with a fresh spin for 2022. Indulge in the delights of the holiday season with traditional Christmas carols and festive folksongs from around the world. Children aged six and older are welcome, provided they adhere to our vaccination policy and COVID-19 safety measures, so bring the family and celebrate the season with the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

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Land Acknowledgement

Situated on the ancestral and sacred land of the Tongva and many other indigenous groups who call these grounds home, The Music Center acknowledges and honors with gratitude the land itself and the First People who have been its steward throughout the generations.

Photo on the right: Andy Morales, of the Gabrieleno Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians, offers a blessing at the opening of the newly renovated plaza at The Music Center, now known as Jerry Moss Plaza.

We Stand With Black Communities

We mourn the countless unjust deaths of Black people.  We recognize the inexcusable pain and suffering that Black individuals and Black communities experience daily as a result of racial injustice and violence, and we stand with those who are raising their voices for justice. Black lives matter.

The Music Center must listen, learn and redouble its efforts to seek out meaningful steps and actions that ensure that every member of our community is treated with dignity.  We must work even harder to create, support and uplift art that is rooted in compassion, truth and cultural equity and to provide an inclusive, collaborative, creative, and safe space for marginalized voices in our community to be heard.

The Music Center Is Home To

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