Geffen Playhouse Ticket Deals, Review and To Do
One reason people like to see plays at The Geffen Playhouse in west Los Angeles is to see performances by hollywood screen stars. Not all, but many performances boast well known movie and TV actors.
I’m talking to visitors here, since most SoCal locals are less starstruck the the rest of us. When people visit friends in LA, they often ask where they can go to see the stars. Skip the bus tour. Go to The Geffen.
Another reason to go is you can often find ticket discounts, even for their popular plays (scroll down for links). And also the theater is located in Westwood, a west LA neighborhood known for its Mediterranean-style architecture, historical landmarks, hip restaurants and shops. If you’re going to a show at The Geffen, arrive early and hang out.
The Geffen Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts theater owned and operated by UCLA. The theater, named after philanthropist David Geffen, offers five plays every season on the main stage (Gil Cates Theater), and three or four plays on the second stage (the Skirball-Kenis).
Ticket deals for Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles are always popular. Discount ticket sources often have deals for nearly half off, so you should check them out if you go to this venue often.
Geffen Playhouse Discount Tickets
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Rush Tickets: You can sometimes grab rush tickets 30 minutes before show time at the Geffen Playhouse Box Office for $35. Before you head out, call the Box Office at 310.208.5454 to check on availability.
Know Before You Go
- Official Info: Geffen Playhouse geffenplayhouse.org.
- Address: Geffen Playhouse – 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024 (next to UCLA off of the 405 Freeway).
- Parking: You can find cheap parking in the Trader Joe’s parking garage (behind the theater). Westwood Plaza (924 Westwood Blvd) parking is around $7 after 5pm. Or you can park for around $4 at the Palazzo Parking Structure at 1010 Glendon Avenue (1.5 miles away) when you get your ticket validated from the box office or concierge at the theater entrance.
- Restaurants nearby: Popular dining options include: Emporium Thai Cuisine, La Bruschetta (Italian), 800 Degrees (pizza), Fresh Corn Grill, Fundamental LA, Mary and Robbs’ Westwood Cafe, Shamshiri Grill (Persian), Soleil (French), TLT Food (former food truck popular with locals, now serving lunch and dinner).