The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles
Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the United States
). The Music Center's other halls include the Mark Taper Forum
, Ahmanson Theatre
, and Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Pavilion has 3,197 seats spread over four tiers, with chandeliers, wide curving stairways and rich décor. The auditorium's sections are the Orchestra (divided in Premiere Orchestra, Center Orchestra, Main Orchestra and Orchestra Ring), Circle (divided in Grand Circle and Founders Circle) as well as Balcony (divided in Front Balcony and Rear Balcony).Construction started on March 9, 1962, and it was dedicated September 27, 1964.