Mark Taper Forum is part of the music center in down town los angeles. It is inbewteen the Ahmanson and the Dorothy Chandler. Parking is $8 and there is a grill and cafe outside, and several sit down restraunts in the dorothy chandler. However, food is quite expensive because it is all run by Patina catering (tho the food is quite good). It is not your usualy theatre and is quite small and intimate, especially compared to its sister venues on the property. The theatre offered there is just as unique. you won't find the popular , large musicials that play at the Ahmanson. Rather you'll find cutting edge and unique plays that offer a thought provoking and often funny evening out.