(Los Angeles, CA)
The Hollywood Bowl, one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters, is the official summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic but is known for hosting famous musicians, dancers, and entertainers.
The original Hollywood Bowl, which opened July 11, 1922, was a wooden platform with a canvas top surrounded by moveable benches for the audience. The first shell for the theatre was built by a group of Los Angeles architects in 1926. Since then, various architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, Lloyd Wright, and Frank Gehry, have made improvements to the venue’s structure and acoustics.
Today, the Hollywood Bowl seats nearly 18,000.
Owner: Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Architect: Bill Caskey & Associates, Inc.