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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

Discover the history and magic of Disney’s premiere movie theatre with a behind-the-scenes tour!

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 1-800-347-6396 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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Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Farewell”

20th May 2022, 7pm

“The Farewell”

Grand Central Market Presents: AAPI Heritage Month.

For the entire month of May, we’re honoring and supporting Asian vendors and stalls who share their cultures, traditions, and delicious food with us every day at Grand Central Market.

To celebrate, we’re hosting two evenings of globally celebrated Asian produced, directed, and performed films the historic Million Dollar Theatre. An authentic selection of concessions, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the theater including a few of LA’s most prominent Asian-American food and beverage brands. Order includes entry to the screening and one parking validation for Grand Central Market’s parking garage located at 308 S Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Friday, 20th May at 7pm: “The Farewell” (2019) Link opens in new window.

Friday, 27th May at 7pm: “Parasite” (2019) Link opens in new window.

Tickets: $15, which includes parking validation.

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Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Wilshire Ebell Theatre

Los Angeles: L.A. Metro Area


Meet Karen Bass

24th May 2022, 6:30pm

Meet Karen Bass

This November, Angelenos elect a new Mayor. The winning candidate will become the leader of the second largest city in the United States, with nearly four million residents. The sprawling metropolis is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, comprised of people from approximately 140 different countries and speaking roughly 86 different languages.

LA’s next mayor will inherit a slew of growing issues: rising homelessness, coronavirus recovery, spiking crime rates, climate change, and much more. Our city needs a bold leader who is ready to act. Who is best suited for the challenge?

To help Angelenos answer this question, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall, in partnership with Ebell LA, is hosting a 2022 Mayoral Series with the key frontrunner candidates. Live in front of a public audience, the candidates will join us to discuss their campaign’s message, critical issue areas, and distinct plans for the future of our city. The series will be moderated by Dan Schnur, professor of politics at USC, US-Berkeley, and Pepperdine.

Each session will feature a live audience Q&A, for your opportunity to ask pressing questions of LA’s next mayor.

6:30pm. Free admission via RSVP on the event website.

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Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Parasite”

27th May 2022, 7pm

“Parasite”

Grand Central Market Presents: AAPI Heritage Month.

For the entire month of May, we’re honoring and supporting Asian vendors and stalls who share their cultures, traditions, and delicious food with us every day at Grand Central Market.

To celebrate, we’re hosting two evenings of globally celebrated Asian produced, directed, and performed films the historic Million Dollar Theatre. An authentic selection of concessions, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase in the theater including a few of LA’s most prominent Asian-American food and beverage brands. Order includes entry to the screening and one parking validation for Grand Central Market’s parking garage located at 308 S Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.

Friday, 20th May at 7pm: “The Farewell” (2019) Link opens in new window.

Friday, 27th May at 7pm: “Parasite” (2019) Link opens in new window.

Tickets: $15, which includes parking validation.

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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Immigrant” and “The Kid”

12th June 2022, 1pm

“The Immigrant” and “The Kid”

The Los Angeles Conservancy presents a Last Remaining Seats DOUBLE FEATURE: The Immigrant (1917) Link opens in new window and The Kid (1921) Link opens in new window.

After a two-year hiatus, our Last Remaining Seats series of classic films in historic theatres returns this summer!

Our popular Theatre Tour & Film Screening Bundle events have sold out, but check out our Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tours Link opens in new window.

The Los Angeles Conservancy launched Last Remaining Seats in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a can’t-miss beloved summer tradition.

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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Blade Runner: The Final Cut”

12th June 2022, 7pm

“Blade Runner: The Final Cut”

The Los Angeles Conservancy presents a Last Remaining Seats feature: Blade Runner: The Final Cut (1982) Link opens in new window.

After a two-year hiatus, our Last Remaining Seats series of classic films in historic theatres returns this summer!

Our popular Theatre Tour & Film Screening Bundle events have sold out, but check out our Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tours Link opens in new window.

The Los Angeles Conservancy launched Last Remaining Seats in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a can’t-miss beloved summer tradition.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Professor Brian Cox: Horizons

17th June 2022, 8pm

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons

World-renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox brings his immersive live experience, “Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey,” to North America as part of his 2022 World Tour.

“Horizons” takes us on a dazzling cinematic journey. A story of how we came to be and what we can become. The deepest of questions will be explored using the latest advances in our understanding of quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology. Using state-of-the-art LED screen technology, venues will be filled with images of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang.

What is the nature of space and time? Why does the Universe exist? How did life begin, how rare might it be and what is the significance of life in the Cosmos? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal Universe? “Horizons” is a celebration of our civilization, of our music, art, philosophy and science; an optimistic vision of our future if we continue to explore Nature with humility and to value ourselves and our fellow human beings. Brian will again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince, perhaps the only collection of sentient atoms in the observable Universe capable of overseeing a Q&A with an audience of 10,000 people while wearing an old cardigan.

June 17th and 18th 2022 at 8pm. Tickets $65.

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Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Professor Brian Cox: Horizons

18th June 2022, 8pm

Professor Brian Cox: Horizons

World-renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox brings his immersive live experience, “Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey,” to North America as part of his 2022 World Tour.

“Horizons” takes us on a dazzling cinematic journey. A story of how we came to be and what we can become. The deepest of questions will be explored using the latest advances in our understanding of quantum theory, black holes, biology, planetary science, astronomy and cosmology. Using state-of-the-art LED screen technology, venues will be filled with images of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang.

What is the nature of space and time? Why does the Universe exist? How did life begin, how rare might it be and what is the significance of life in the Cosmos? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal Universe? “Horizons” is a celebration of our civilization, of our music, art, philosophy and science; an optimistic vision of our future if we continue to explore Nature with humility and to value ourselves and our fellow human beings. Brian will again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince, perhaps the only collection of sentient atoms in the observable Universe capable of overseeing a Q&A with an audience of 10,000 people while wearing an old cardigan.

June 17th and 18th 2022 at 8pm. Tickets $65.

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Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Women”

18th June 2022, 2pm

“The Women”

The Los Angeles Conservancy presents a Last Remaining Seats feature: The Women (1939) Link opens in new window.

After a two-year hiatus, our Last Remaining Seats series of classic films in historic theatres returns this summer!

Our popular Theatre Tour & Film Screening Bundle events have sold out, but check out our Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tours Link opens in new window.

The Los Angeles Conservancy launched Last Remaining Seats in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a can’t-miss beloved summer tradition.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Notorious”

18th June 2022, 8pm

“Notorious”

The Los Angeles Conservancy presents a Last Remaining Seats feature: Notorious (1946) Link opens in new window.

After a two-year hiatus, our Last Remaining Seats series of classic films in historic theatres returns this summer!

Our popular Theatre Tour & Film Screening Bundle events have sold out, but check out our Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tours Link opens in new window.

The Los Angeles Conservancy launched Last Remaining Seats in 1987 as a way to draw attention to the spectacular yet overlooked and underused historic theatres of Los Angeles. The film series has since become a can’t-miss beloved summer tradition.

Click here to go to the event website. Link opens in new window

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