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How To See A Free Concert Rehearsal at the Hollywood Bowl

Would you like to enjoy the soothing sounds of the LA Philharmonic in the grand setting of the Hollywood Bowl for free?  This summer the Hollywood Bowl invites folks to attend one of L.A. Philharmonic’s open rehearsals for free without having to pay the price of a ticket.  This is a great opportunity to hear some amazing classical, baroque, and opera music complimentary of the LA Philharmonic.

It’s also a wonderful opportunity to wrangle up the kiddos, enjoy a night out on the town and experience the sights and sounds of the Hollywood Bowl in a whole new way.   So, we’ve the scoop on LA’s best-kept secret: Here’s how you can see summer rehearsals for free at the Hollywood Bowl.

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Open rehearsals typically run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  But that’s not all!  Rehearsals may also be available for certain shows on additional days.  So your best bet to catch a free LA Phil rehearsal is to call ahead of time, ask for the Hollywood Bowl Schedule and make sure they are allowing guests in on that particular day.

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Loads of free parking is another major incentive for visiting the Hollywood Bowl during rehearsal mornings.  No stack parking to fret over or pricey pay lots to break the bank over.  Simply pull up and park directly behind the amphitheater and enter via the artist’s entrance.  Helpful Hollywood Bowl staffers will show you right where to go so you can kick back and enjoy the show.

Hollywood Bowl Schedule

With zero crowds, there is open seating for miles and unobstructed views for pint-sized music lovers.  Your kids will love watching the conductor and orchestra rehearse for their upcoming evening concert and will receive free lesson in music and teamwork listening to different sections practice their individual parts then collaborating to make music magic.

While the LA Philharmonic happily welcomes the public to their rehearsals, out of respect to the musicians, they ask that parents please remind children to use low “inside” voices while artists are on stage.

Free LA Philharomic Rehearsal

Another added bonus of attending a free LA Philharomic rehearsal is that families are permitted to bring a picnic lunch along as they watch and listen to the classical sounds.  So, take a look at the L.A. Phil schedule and if your calendar is flexible, it’s the perfect way to enjoy a summer concert at the Bowl for free!

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

Happy Field Tripping!


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Monday 12th of August 2019

Are dogs allowed during the daytime rehearsals? I’m jonsing for a photo op 🐾


Tuesday 13th of August 2019

I am not sure. I would call and ask for sure.


Tuesday 9th of July 2019

We did this a couple of times last summer and it was lovely. We heard Tchaikovsky’s symphony no. 5 and another time saw the cast of dancers do a bunch of Broadway song and dances. Adorable and just as you described: helpful staff, no crowds and interesting rehearsal.

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Tiffany Magee

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Thanks for posting this info on the Hollywood Bowl! Can't wait to check this out!


Thursday 17th of August 2017

You are very welcome.