Colburn in Los Angeles

students walking

Los Angeles has long been recognized as the capital of the film industry and as a major tourist destination, attracting people from all over the world. It’s also a hub for business, sporting events, and an eclectic collection of neighborhoods highlighting the city’s multi-cultural and multi-ethnic residents. It’s an energetic urban center that’s fast becoming a cultural focal point for the performing arts, including classical music, dance, and theater productions. The Colburn School is happy to not only call the City of Angels home, but to be an active member of its vibrant cultural community. We are committed to advancing the arts in Los Angeles and cultivating future contributors.

Local Cultural Attractions

The Colburn School is conveniently situated in the thriving arts corridor of downtown Los Angeles. In fact, Grand Avenue houses several artistic destinations.

  • The famed Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by dynamic conductor and violinist Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel, is right across the street.
  • Not far away is the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, which hosts the LA Opera. With the guidance of Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo, the LA Opera is now the fourth largest opera company in the country. The recording of its innovative production Ghosts of Versailles recently was nominated for a Grammy award.
  • Just up the street, the Center Theatre Group provides stage productions year-round in its three theaters: the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre, located in nearby Culver City.
  • The visual arts are represented on Grand Avenue, too. Both the Museum of Contemporary Art and The Broad museum are within walking distance of the Colburn School.
  • Although not a performing arts venue, the Los Angeles Central Library has been deemed a monument of early Art Deco design. It’s been designated as a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

International Food

Students and visitors to the Colburn School can treat themselves to the various food offerings at any of the local restaurants. Eateries at the Grand Central Market serve up a full menu of international cuisine, from Mexican, Japanese, and German to burgers, pizza, and sweets. Market stores also sell produce and general merchandise.

Or stay on campus and grab a bite at the Colburn Café, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday, and brunch on the weekends. It even has a Starbucks for quick coffee breaks.

Greater Los Angeles

Of course, there’s much more to see and do throughout Los Angeles, from Hollywood to amusement parks, and the beach. Indeed Southern California’s temperate weather qualifies virtually any day as a beach day all year long.