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Another Price Increase: Hollywood Bowl Ticket Prices Going Up Again

Prices were last increased a year ago and have gone up for some seats every one of the last five years.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved ticket price increases Tuesday for the 2020 Hollywood Bowl season, citing increased production, labor, marketing and artists' costs.

Most of the increases amount to $1 or $2 per seat, while prices in the lowest-cost section will remain the same. However, concertgoers paying for the highest-priced garden and pool circle boxes will see hikes of up to $10 on weekends and $11 for special event tickets.

In a letter to the board, the Department of Parks and Recreation said the new ticket prices are competitive with similar county venues. Prices were last increased a year ago and have gone up for some seats every one of the last five years.

More than 50% of all tickets will be priced at $38 or less, and more than a quarter of classical concert seats will be priced at $17 or less.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which operates the iconic amphitheater, will continue to offer $1 tickets for the 380 top benches during classical and jazz performances on Tuesday through Thursday nights.

The new ticket prices range up to $219 for the best seats on a Saturday night and as much as $373 for pool circle and garden box seats at special events.

Parking rates will remain the same.

The county expects to generate less than $30,000 from the higher ticket prices, according to board documents.

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