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Edison PlazaThe John Anson Ford Theatres is a center that fosters the excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding, appreciation and accessibility of the performing arts in Los Angeles County. Its programs nurture artists, arts organizations and community, and provide a gateway for the people of greater Los Angeles to discover and appreciate cultures of their region and the world.

The Ford strives to be a world-class community performing arts center that celebrates and reflects the diversity of the people of Los Angeles. As such, the Ford improves the health of community arts and cultural organizations through its programming, community partnerships, and the strength of the cultural richness of Los Angeles. 

About the Ford Theatres

Ford stageThe John Anson Ford Theatres are owned and operated by the County of Los Angeles. Located in a 45-acre County regional park, the facility is run through a three-way partnership between the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Ford Theatre Foundation.

The John Anson Ford Theatres complex is one of the oldest performing arts venues in Los Angeles still in use. Situated in the Cahuenga Pass, the venue consists of the 1,200-seat Ford Amphitheatre and intimate 87-seat [Inside] the Ford theatre. Each year, the Ford partners with L.A. County-based arts organizations to present an eclectic season of culturally diverse music, dance, theatre, film and family events.

Read more about the history of the Ford.


The proposed Ford Theatres Project Draft Environmental Impact Report is available for public review and comment. The public review period for the Draft EIR  begins June 23, 2014 and ends on August 8, 2014. Please click here to read the Draft EIR. Please read the entire Notice of Completion and Availability for information on how to submit written comments.

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