The venue said it planned to reopen to a limited capacity audience of around 4,000 in May and hoped to have more heat as the summer progressed. The general seating capacity is over 17,000.
The first four concerts to be held at the Bowl will be free events sponsored by Kaiser Permanente for health workers, first responders and essential workers “as a gesture of thanks to all they did for Los Angeles during the entire pandemic,” Read in a press release.
More information about the cast and dates for the summer celebrations will be announced on 11 May.
“As we prepare to reopen, the health and safety of our audience, 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 policies and procedures designed to protect our guests.”
The Hollywood Bowl hosts approximately 110 concerts during a typical summer and is one of the largest outdoor amphitheaters in the world by venue. It closed for 12 days in 1951 and, until last year, was not closed for a full season in its 98 years.