The venue plans to reopen in May with a limited capacity of approximately 4,000 and hopes to increase that over the summer. The normal seating capacity is over 17,000.
The first four concerts at the Bowl are free events sponsored by Kaiser Permanente for healthcare workers, first responders, and key employees “as a thank you for everything they did for Los Angeles during the pandemic,” a press release said.
Further details on artists and dates for summer concerts will be announced on May 11th.
“As we prepare to reopen, the health and safety of our viewers, artists and staff are our top priorities,” a press release continued. “We are committed to ensuring that you have an exceptional bowl experience and we trust the policies and procedures that are designed to keep our guests safe.”
The Hollywood Bowl hosts about 110 concerts during a typical summer and is one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in the world according to the venue. It closed for 12 days in 1951 and had never closed for a full season until the last year in 98 years.