City National Grove of Anaheim is an indoor music venue that neighbors the historic Angel Stadium. Originally an awards themed restaurant called Tinseltown that opened in November of 1998, the venue closed less than a year later and reopened as a concert venue named The Sun Theatre. In 2011 the venue was renamed The City National Grove of Anaheim. The Grove seats 1,700 and is operated by Nederlander Concerts of Los Angeles.
City National Grove of Anaheim
Address: 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim 92806
Phone number: (714) 712-2700
Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm (later on show nights)
Saturday: 12 Noon – 4:00pm (later on show nights)
Three (3) hours prior to every ticketed event, excluding holidays.
General Parking: Parking lot opens one hour prior to doors opening. Parking is shared with Angel stadium and costs $15 per car on the day of the show. You may pay by either cash or pre-pay by card.
Equal Access Parking: Parking is offered on a first come, first serve basis, however parking is equal access, just ask a parking attendant for assistance.
Seating varies depending on the event and policies, but some events allow for in-show dining.
Premium Seating Program: Seating in the Premium Seating program gives members the ability to get hard to get tickets first, up-to-date information and avoiding the ticket line. Premium Seating Packages also include Tier 1 Access, VIP Parking with select shows, access to the Crystal Lounge, access to purchase VIP tickets to other Nederlander events, and tickets delivered to your door. The annual membership program includes the following levels:
- Gold – includes 20 tickets to concerts and events
- Diamond – includes 14 tickets
- Silver – includes 10 tickets
- Bronze – includes 6 tickets
All membership levels feature the following:
- Tier 1 VIP Premium padded reserved seat or Tier 1 access for General Admission shows
- VIP Parking with priority exit lane for selected shows
- Access to a private lounge
- Access to purchase VIP tickets to other Nederlander Concerts Produced Events (subject to availability)
Not all shows allow premium ticket access–some special events may include blackout dates for these memberships.
You can get tickets to City National Grove shows in a variety of ways:
- Box office three hours prior to show time
- Get discounted tickets through Goldstar Tickets.
Tickets are typically mobile and may require you to download an app.
Guests who purchase VIP tickets or annual membership packages will have access to the City National Bank Crystal Lounge and private bar. Some events allow for guests to eat dinner during the show, dinner is a prix fixe that includes a salad, three options for an entrée and dessert. Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the venue.
City National Grove of Anaheim Tips and Venue Information
The venue of the City National Grove of Anaheim offers guests the ability to be casual yet comfortable.
The venue does not allow outside food or beverage inside but has a good selection of concessions available.
Many recommend checking before buying tickets to verify that the Angels do not have a game the same day as the concert being that parking lot is shared with Angels stadium and can cause havoc on the parking here. Consider arriving early.
Groups are allowed for select events and allows for a discount.
Noteworthy Past Performers
Past performers include Merle Haggard, Prince, George Lopez, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, and Air Supply, just to name a few.
A Brief History Of City National Grove
In 1988, Tinseltown Studios opened its doors with a unique twist on dinner theater, creating an awards show event where the diners are the stars of the show. But the concept was a flop–the venue charged about $45 1988 dollars per person. A year later the venue switched to a more traditional concert venue approach and was renamed the Sun Theater, and later, The Grove of Anaheim.
In 2002, the City of Anaheim acquired the facility and negotiated with Nederlander Concerts to manage and book the venue. In 2011, as part of the wave of halls being renamed with business sponsorships, the venue was rebranded City National Grove of Anaheim thanks to a naming deal with City National Bank.
City National Grove today is rated as a destination entertainment venue; there are some 250 shows each year and Nederlander Concerts is said to be the first to bring live theatre to the Grove; Rock of Ages, Rent, and Stomp are just a few of the shows that have come to The Grove.
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