Hollywood Bowl, summer staple, announces reopening plans

The renowned Hollywood Bowl amphitheater in Los Angeles revealed on Friday it will be resuming this summertime, more than one year after it closed its gates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The location stated it prepares to resume in May with a restricted capability audience of about 4,000 and intend to increase that as the summertime goes on. The regular seating capability is over 17,000.

Summer in Los Angeles won't be the same without the Hollywood Bowl

The very first 4 performances to be held at the Bowl will be complimentary occasions sponsored by Kaiser Permanente for health care employees, initially responders and important employees “as a gesture of thanks for all they have done for Los Angeles throughout the pandemic,” a news release read.

More information on artists and dates for summertime performances will be revealed on May 11.

“As we prepare to reopen, the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority,” a release continued. “We are committed to ensuring that you have an exceptional Bowl experience, with confidence in the policies and procedures designed for the safety of our guests.”

The Hollywood Bowl hosts about 110 performances throughout a common summertime and is among the biggest outside amphitheaters worldwide, according the location. It closed for 12 days in 1951 and, up until in 2015, had actually never ever been shuttered for a whole season in its 98 years.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.