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Special Events in Los Angeles and the L.A. Metro area

Special Events in Los Angeles and the L.A. Metro area

This events guide features all the information we have on events in Los Angeles and the L.A. Metro area. The guide covers theatres featured on this website so you may wish to check local listings for any additional theatre tours available in Los Angeles and the L.A. Metro area. Enjoy your event!



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Broadway Historic Theatre District

Broadway Historic Theatre District

Los Angeles: Downtown


Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour

10am

Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour

The Los Angeles Conservancy Link opens in new window runs weekly tours of the Broadway Historic Theatre District. Subject to availability, the tour visits the interiors of one or more of the following theatres: Los Angeles Theatre, The Theatre at Ace Hotel (formerly United Artists Theatre), Orpheum Theatre.

Access is not guaranteed to any theatres due to events programming and logistics on the day so call ahead for details if you are concerned.

Tours run every Saturday at 10am and last approximately 2.5 hours. Tickets $10.

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Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Theatre Tours

Daily, at various times from 11am to 3pm

Theatre Tours

Step Beyond The Red Carpet! Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards® has to offer!

See an Oscar® statuette, visit our Dolby Lounge and other exclusive celebrity hot spots, plus view images from previous Academy Awards® ceremonies.

Tour is a thirty minute walking tour that includes several flights of stairs. Disabled guests can be easily accommodated, but please advise the theatre at the time of ticket purchase.

The Dolby Theatre is an operating facility with a busy performance schedule. Access to certain areas of the theatre is subject to performance schedules. For more information, please contact Dolby Theatre customer service at (323) 308-6300.

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El Capitan Theatre

El Capitan Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Theatre Tour

Daily, usually 8:30am

Theatre Tour

** Due to the Covid-19 pandemic theatre tours are on hiatus until further notice **

45-minute docent guided tour, $12 per person includes: El Capitan Theatre and Hollywood history; behind-the-scenes “fun facts” and special event highlights; Wall of Fame and lobbies; Lower Lounge and exclusive displays; Theatre Auditorium; Backstage areas, including Sherman Brothers Star Dressing Room; photo opportunity with the mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

Tour tickets are available at the theatre, and walk-ups are welcome. Advance reservations by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 Link opens in new window but are not required.

Note that each tour is unique. Tour locations may vary based on the theatre production schedule and showtimes. Tours are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

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Los Angeles Music Center

Los Angeles Music Center

Los Angeles: Downtown


Campus Tour

Daily Tours

Campus Tour

Docent-led tours are currently on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Self-guided tours are still running, subject to daily operations.

Docent-led tours take visitors through much of the interior space and throughout the gardens while presenting the highlights of the architecturally stunning building. Individual guests or tour groups up to 14 people: complimentary. Docent-led tours are offered select days at 12pm and 1:15pm; lasting approximately 60 minutes. Tours begin in the Grand Lobby of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Note: tours of the Walt Disney Concert Hall do not include the auditorium due to a near constant rehearsal, performance and special event schedule.

The Music Center offers free self-guided audio tours of its iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall year-round. The fully revamped tour takes visitors through the Concert Hall’s history from conception to completion. Narrated by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Lithgow, the tour provides insight from visionary architect Frank Gehry and other key contributors. New technology allows visitors to use their smartphones to follow the tour and hear behind-the-scenes details about the planning, thought and design that went into the construction of this architectural and auditory masterpiece. For visitors not using a smartphone, Podcatchers are available at the Tour check-In table in the Grand Lobby.

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TCL Chinese Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Theatre Tour

Daily, various times

Theatre Tour

The TCL Chinese Theatres Tour is the only tour in Hollywood where you learn the history of our cinema palace from inside and out. The Tour features stories and fun facts from the theatres beginnings to today, ranging from Hollywood premieres, to imprint ceremonies of your favorite celebrities in the Forecourt of the Stars.

So step off the red carpet and walk through the golden doors of this Movie Palace of the Stars on our exclusive 30 minute Walking Tour. A visit to Hollywood is not complete without this stroll through Hollywood movie history.

Tours are offered 7 days a week excluding special events. Please call for up-to-date availability (323) 463-9576 or email tours@chinesetheatres.com. Group rates are available.

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Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


The Oddities Flea Market

8th October 2022, 10am - 6pm

The Oddities Flea Market

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2022. 10am to 6pm both days.

Shop three curated floors of medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home decor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, and much more!

Vendors: Alex Streeter, Alligator Jesus, Ampersand Curiosities, B3 Balm, Bat In Your Belfry, Beans of John, Black Willow Gallery, BlckBts, Bonedust Chains, Comavvitch, Cosmic Eye, Deadly Darling Nightshades, Deadskull Curio, Dirty Lola, Disjointed Joy, Easton Wicks/Dark Entries, Eyeba, Gillie and Gloom, GogolHaus, In Rooms, Miss Havisham Curiosities, Mother Night, Natures Oddities, Nocturne Leather, Onemorefix, Opened Jesus, Our Darling, Rebels & Outlaws, Sanazar Rose, ScientificWoman, Seance Perfume, Shopyouplayyoupay, Silent Natura Designs, SkullStore Inc., Stephanie Inagaki, Svrvinissvn, The Past You’ve Never Seen, United Society of Sin, Velvet Apparition, Vera’s Eyecandy, Wicked Moon Creations, Jennafer Grace, KIL N.Y.C, Kreepsville 666, La Femme en Noir, Loschy Designs, L’esquelet, Mandragorium, Memento Mori Goods, Midnight Candles, Mila Hardware.

General Admission: $20 each day (12pm to 6pm), VIP $50 each day (10am to 12pm).

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Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


The Oddities Flea Market

9th October 2022, 10am - 6pm

The Oddities Flea Market

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2022. 10am to 6pm both days.

Shop three curated floors of medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home decor, jewelry, one-of-a-kind art, and much more!

Vendors: Alex Streeter, Alligator Jesus, Ampersand Curiosities, B3 Balm, Bat In Your Belfry, Beans of John, Black Willow Gallery, BlckBts, Bonedust Chains, Comavvitch, Cosmic Eye, Deadly Darling Nightshades, Deadskull Curio, Dirty Lola, Disjointed Joy, Easton Wicks/Dark Entries, Eyeba, Gillie and Gloom, GogolHaus, In Rooms, Miss Havisham Curiosities, Mother Night, Natures Oddities, Nocturne Leather, Onemorefix, Opened Jesus, Our Darling, Rebels & Outlaws, Sanazar Rose, ScientificWoman, Seance Perfume, Shopyouplayyoupay, Silent Natura Designs, SkullStore Inc., Stephanie Inagaki, Svrvinissvn, The Past You’ve Never Seen, United Society of Sin, Velvet Apparition, Vera’s Eyecandy, Wicked Moon Creations, Jennafer Grace, KIL N.Y.C, Kreepsville 666, La Femme en Noir, Loschy Designs, L’esquelet, Mandragorium, Memento Mori Goods, Midnight Candles, Mila Hardware.

General Admission: $20 each day (12pm to 6pm), VIP $50 each day (10am to 12pm).

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Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


And That’s Why We Drink

21st October 2022, 8pm

And That’s Why We Drink

Here For The Boos Tour

Who’s ready for a spooky fall?! We are so excited to announce we are bringing our HERE FOR THE BOOS tour back on the road for an encore to some cities we haven’t seen since early 2020 and a few new ones as well! We loved this tour so much we just couldn’t stay away.

Show 8pm. Tickets $39 to $65.

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The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Los Angeles: Downtown


Frankenstein with Live Orchestra

28th October 2022, 8pm

Frankenstein with Live Orchestra

LA Opera Presents Frankenstein with Live Orchestra. It will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you. We warned you.

We’re back for our hugely popular annual Halloween mash-up of film and opera at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. This time we’ve got the Boris Karloff shocker on the big screen, complete with mad scientist, bumbling henchman and mob of torch-bearing villagers.

This 1931 masterpiece of horror was originally released without a musical score, which inspired composer Michael Shapiro to fill in the void by creating an original new soundtrack. As the classic film plays on the big screen, he’ll conduct his gorgeous and atmospheric score, performed live by the LA Opera Orchestra, making this the ultimate audience experience for a truly iconic film.

The running time is one hour and 11 minutes. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. Tickets $29 to $109.

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Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


“The Godfather” Live

29th October 2022, 7:30pm

“The Godfather” Live

FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA!

This year the ten-time Academy Award-winning masterpiece, The Godfather Link opens in new window, celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Relive the chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise to power as a live symphony orchestra performs Nino Rota’s unforgettable score live to picture: The Godfather Live.

Considered by many to be one of the greatest films of all time, the movie features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family patriarch, accompanied by career-making performances from Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall. A concert experience you can’t refuse!

Presented by Massimo Gallotta Productions and brought to you by CineConcerts.

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Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Dracula”

29th October 2022, 7:15pm

“Dracula”

30th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s lavish and ravishing vampire spectacle: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Link opens in new window.

It’s undying love at first bite when wicked Count Dracula (Gary Oldman) lusts for an enchanting woman (Winona Ryder) who strikes an uncanny resemblance to his long lost love. Will he ruthlessly dupe darling Jonathan (Keanu Reeves) to make Mina queen of the damned with one bite?

A gothic wonderland electrifies the Los Angeles Theatre with sensuous charms from the tops of the chandeliers to the splendors of the exquisite ballroom. Rapturous DJ sets adorn the night and our full bars will satisfy your heart’s desires. Join us for a gothic masquerade full of passions and pleasures for lovers, blood brothers, and friends forever more. Dapper vampire costumes or gothic glamour formal attire required.

Five floors of movie palace with cocktail bars, free photobooth, DJ dance party, costume required. Dracula on the big screen. General admission $44. No refunds. Age 21 and up.

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The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Los Angeles: Downtown


Frankenstein with Live Orchestra

29th October 2022, 8pm

Frankenstein with Live Orchestra

LA Opera Presents Frankenstein with Live Orchestra. It will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you. We warned you.

We’re back for our hugely popular annual Halloween mash-up of film and opera at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. This time we’ve got the Boris Karloff shocker on the big screen, complete with mad scientist, bumbling henchman and mob of torch-bearing villagers.

This 1931 masterpiece of horror was originally released without a musical score, which inspired composer Michael Shapiro to fill in the void by creating an original new soundtrack. As the classic film plays on the big screen, he’ll conduct his gorgeous and atmospheric score, performed live by the LA Opera Orchestra, making this the ultimate audience experience for a truly iconic film.

The running time is one hour and 11 minutes. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. Tickets $29 to $109.

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The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Los Angeles: Downtown


Postmodern Jukebox

12th November 2022, 8pm

Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee presents Postmodern Jukebox.

Postmodern Jukebox, also widely known as PMJ, is a rotating musical collective founded by arranger and pianist Scott Bradlee in 2011.

PMJ is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially early 20th century forms such as swing and jazz. Postmodern Jukebox has amassed over 1.4 billion YouTube views and 5 million subscribers.

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San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Los Angeles: Greater Metropolitan Area


Silent Sundays Series: “Girl Shy”

4th December 2022, 2:30pm

Silent Sundays Series: “Girl Shy”

The last film in our Silent Sundays series on December 4th is the 1923 film Girl Shy Link opens in new window starring Harold Lloyd.

Accompanying the movie on our Mighty Wurlitzer theater pipe organ is Mark Herman. An American Theatre Organ Society Organist of the Year, Mr. Herman tours throughout the country and has performed abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Tickets are $12.

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Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


The 95th Academy Awards

12th March 2023, 5pm

The 95th Academy Awards

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2022 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

During the ceremony, AMPAS will present Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in over 20 categories. The ceremony will be televised live in the United States by ABC.

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