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Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (RBPA) is the operations and governance organization behind the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival.
What are the “rules of etiquette” at the Bowl?
In consideration of other audience members and the performing artists, we ask that you refrain from conversation during the performance. Please remember that even conversations and noise from the lawn area can still be heard and are disruptive to the performance. Kindly silence all cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices for the duration of each performance. Please remove hats or anything that might obstruct the view of others when the performance begins.
How much do tickets cost?
There is no admission charge to attend the performances at the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival! In order to present fine music and dance programs for the enjoyment of everyone, a freewill offering is collected at the break prior to intermission, and audience members are asked to donate according to their ability. No tickets or reservations are required.
What time do doors open?
The Redlands Bowl is located in Smiley Park and is open throughout the day.
Can seating space be reserved at the Bowl?
A city ordinance prohibits the reservation or “saving” of seats for performances at the Redlands Bowl. Leaving blankets, cushions, articles of clothing unattended to save spaces at the Bowl is not allowed. The use of ropes, ribbon tape or other items in or upon seating space is not permitted.
Please note: E-Z ups are not permitted at the Redlands Bowl without prior authorization.
What kind of seating do you have?
The Redlands Bowl has bench seats with backs, which can accommodate approximately 5,000 people. In addition, there is limited space on the grass slopes around the sides of the bench seating. If you sit in the grass areas, you will need to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating. No seating is permitted in the orchestra pit area. No tickets are required. Seating is first come, first serve.
Is there a handicapped seating area at the Bowl?
Yes, there are designated areas for those with special needs in the front rows on the far left and right hand sides.
Where do we park?
Many Bowl patrons park at the large Redlands Mall parking lot or the smaller lot just across the street from the mall at the corner of Citrus Avenue and Fourth Street (next to the Redlands Post Office.) The mall lot can be accessed from Eureka Street, Orange Street, Citrus Avenue, or Redlands Boulevard. Street side parking is also available. Parking is free.
Is there a handicapped parking area at the Bowl?
Yes, handicapped parking can be accessed on Eureka Street. That street is blocked off at the Bowl site and manned by the Citizen Volunteer Patrol, whose members help direct vehicles with proper ID to the designated parking areas.
Where do buses or large passenger vehicles park?
Small buses or large vans must drive up to the barricades near the Bowl on Eureka Street and allow the passengers to disembark under the direction of the Citizen Volunteer Patrol. The vehicles may then leave the area and return to pick up their passengers when the performance is over, or at their designated meeting time. There is no on-site parking for larger passenger buses. For further information, please call the Bowl office.
Are picnic dinners allowed?
Absolutely! Part of the “Bowl experience” is enjoying a picnic dinner with family and friends. There are no tables, but you can bring your dinner right to the seating area. Please be neighborly and dispose of your trash in the proper containers located all around the Bowl. Picnic coolers must be small enough to stow away under the bench seats. No coolers are allowed to remain on the seats or in the aisles.
Are wine or other alcoholic beverages allowed at the Bowl?
A city ordinance prohibits the drinking of alcoholic beverages in city parks, and the Redlands Bowl is a designated city park.
Are children welcome?
Yes! The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, presented by Redlands Bowl Performing Arts, is a multi-generational, family-friendly celebration of fine music and dance programs. We encourage parents to bring their children and welcome our future patrons! We do ask that adults closely monitor their children for their own safety and that of others.
Are dogs (or other pets) allowed at the performances?
A city ordinance prohibits animals to be present at any public assembly in Redlands, with the exception of service animals. ADA rules do allow exclusion of a service animal if it is out of control or poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others. Dogs are allowed on the lawn area across from the Grant St. side of the Bowl in front of the Lincoln Shrine.
May we take pictures or use a video camera to record the performance?
As a contractual obligation with the artists which RBPA must uphold, the filming, recording or photographing of any performance is not permitted without prior written consent of the performing artists and Redlands Bowl Performing Arts.
Is smoking allowed at the Bowl?
A city ordinance prohibits smoking one hour before, during, and one hour after a performance at the Redlands Bowl. Vaping is also prohibited.
What are the safety rules for performances at the Bowl?
All aisles must be kept clear of ice chests, strollers, backpacks, wheelchairs, walkers, or any other obstacles. These items may be stowed under the seats if they fit or if they can be folded to fit. If not, please find a Red Shirt usher for assistance. They will help you find a designated place where these items may be left during the performance.
Is the Redlands Bowl completely volunteer run?
No. Redlands Bowl Performing Arts has a paid staff that works year-round and a professional stage crew.
What happens in case of rain?
In case of rain on the evening of a concert, the public will be notified through our website, email mailing list, and social media whether or not the concert will be cancelled.
Is the Redlands Bowl run by the City of Redlands?
No. Redlands Bowl Performing Arts is a separate 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
What is the dress code?
Can anyone rent the Mission Gables Bowl House for the Bowl concerts?
Yes. Please see our Mission Gables page or call our office at (909) 793-7316 for more information.