<< Go Back up to Historic Theatre Photography main page

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!



Select a different region: Show All | Chicago | New York | Texas | United Kingdom | Washington DC | Western U.S. outside of the L.A. Metro area


Display as: List | Calendar

List View shows only the first instance of a recurring event, e.g. only the first instance of a regular weekly tour series.
Calendar View shows all instances of recurring events, except for daily events which are not shown for clairty (use List View instead).



Broadway Historic Theatre District

Broadway Historic Theatre District

Los Angeles: Downtown


** CANCELED ** Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour

** CANCELED ** Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour

10am

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED **

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: either the Los Angeles Theatre or the Palace Theatre, The Theatre at Ace Hotel (formerly United Artists Theatre), and the 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 normally run every Saturday at 10am and last approximately 2.5 hours. Tickets $15 ($10 for 17 and under).

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

Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Theatre Tours

Theatre Tours

Daily, at various times from 11am to 3pm

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.

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

El Capitan Theatre

El Capitan Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

Daily, usually 8:30am

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED **

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.

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

Los Angeles Music Center

Los Angeles Music Center

Los Angeles: Downtown


** CANCELED ** Campus Tour

** CANCELED ** Campus Tour

various days at Noon and 1:15pm

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED **

Docent-lead 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.

Offered select days at 12pm and 1:15pm; lasting approximately 60 minutes. Begins 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.

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

TCL Chinese Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour

Daily, various times

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.

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

Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Full Metal Jacket”

“Full Metal Jacket”

7th August 2021, 11am

SECRET MOVIE CLUB presents MILLION DOLLAR MATINEES! Saturday, August 7, 2021.

11am FULL METAL JACKET (1986, co-wri & dir by Stanley Kubrick, Warner Brothers, 116mns, 35MM)

Please note audience members can park at the Grand Central Market Parking Garage (corner of 3rd & S. Hill Street) and purchase a $6 all day parking passes.

We will open doors 1 HOUR before each screening time so audience can have plenty of time to enter, maintain 6 feet of distance, pick up or buy concessions/drink, and get their seats. We will have staff who will help guide and direct audience to their seats.

Tickets $17.

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

Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Conformist”

“The Conformist”

14th August 2021, 11am

SECRET MOVIE CLUB presents MILLION DOLLAR MATINEES!

11am THE CONFORMIST (1970, wri/dir Bernardo Bertolucci, Kino Lorber, 111mns, 35MM). We’re excited to present this classic on a Paramount archive 35mm print with permission by Kino Lorber.

Please note audience members can park at the Grand Central Market Parking Garage (corner of 3rd & S. Hill Street) and purchase a $6 all day parking passes.

We will open doors 1 HOUR before each screening time so audience can have plenty of time to enter, maintain 6 feet of distance, pick up or buy concessions/drink, and get their seats. We will have staff who will help guide and direct audience to their seats.

Tickets $17.

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

Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Terminator 2” and “Total Recall” Double Bill

“Terminator 2” and “Total Recall” Double Bill

21st August 2021, 11am - 4:30pm

SECRET MOVIE CLUB presents 35MM SCHWARZENEGGER SUMMER!

11am TERMINATOR 2 (1991, wri/dir by James Cameron, Rialto, 137mns, 35MM).

2:30pm TOTAL RECALL (1990, dir by Paul Verhoeven, Rialto, 113mns, 35MM).

We will open doors 1 HOUR before each screening time so audience can have plenty of time to enter, maintain 6 feet of distance, pick up or buy concessions/drink, and get their seats. We will have staff who will help guide and direct audience to their seats. Audience staying for both features will be given RESERVED SEATS that will be good the entire day.

Please note audience members who purchase tickets for BOTH FEATURES can purchase an all-day pass and park at the Grand Central Market Parking Garage (corner of 3rd & S. Hill Street).

Double Feature Ticket $28, Early Bird Single Ticket $16, Day-Of tickets $19.

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

Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


The Oddities Flea Market

The Oddities Flea Market

23rd to 24th October 2021, 12pm-6pm

The legendary Oddities Flea Market curated by Ryan Matthew Cohn is returning to Los Angeles!

Feast your eyes on medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, home décor, jewelry, one of a kind art, bizarre flair, and more from over 60 of the most curious vendors of the unusual.

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 12pm (Midday) to 6pm. VIP admission is 10am to 12pm.

General Admission (12-6pm) is $15. VIP $45.

ATM on site, although most vendors do accept cards as well as cash.

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

Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


The 94th Academy Awards

The 94th Academy Awards

27th March 2022, 5pm

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2021 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.

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

Please Note

Photographs copyright © 2002-2021 Mike Hume/historictheatrephotos.com unless otherwise noted.

Text copyright © 2017-2021 Mike Hume/historictheatrephotos.com.

For photograph licensing and/or re-use contact me here.



Follow Mike Hume’s Historic Theatre Photography: Follow Historic Theatre Photos on Instagram Follow Historic Theatre Photos on Facebook Follow Historic Theatre Photos on Twitter