All visitors who aren’t members must buy a general admission ticket.

9am-7pm daily

Performance Calendar

Live outdoor performances and music add extra magic to the idyllic garden ambiance. Experience a synergy of culture and nature with Shakespeare, opera, puppet performances, global music, jazz, classical, and more.

Event Series Rusalka

Rusalka by Pacific Opera Project

Pacific Opera Project returns to Descanso Gardens with another magical production from July 12–14 and 19–21. Presented with orchestra and sung in English, Rusalka is based on Slavic mythology and was the original inspiration for Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. With the help of an evil witch, the water nymph Rusalka goes against the […]

$20 – $55

Summer Music and Dance

Vamos Para o Brasil (Let’s go to Brazil) Join Kátia Moraes with Mika Mutti for the Brazilian Heart Experience, a vibrant mix of samba dancing, song, storytelling, and visual art […]

Included with admission or membership

Korean Music and Dance Performance

Join us under the shade of the Amphitheater for ceremonial and social dances performed by the Korean Classical Music & Dance Company on September 14 from 3:30–4:30pm. No registration required. […]