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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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Warner Grand, San Pedro

Warner Grand, San Pedro

Los Angeles: Greater Metropolitan Area


Gathering for the Grand

10th June 2023, 8pm

Gathering for the Grand

Come together for the Gathering for the Grand 2023! This year the grand event will be a live concert held at the Warner Grand Theatre, featuring premier Rolling Stones tribute band, JUMPING JACK FLASH!

The honoree this year is the Warner Grand “herself”, right before the theatre closes for its big renovation. Dress as your favorite rock star and celebrate the Theatre’s past, present and future!

Saturday 10th June 2023 at 8pm. Tickets $27.50 to $170.

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Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Planet of the Apes”

10th June 2023, 2pm

“Planet of the Apes”

The Los Angeles Conservancy Link opens in new window presents Planet of the Apes (1968) Link opens in new window as part of the 2023 Last Remaining Seats program Link opens in new window.

A free Q&A session about the historic Los Angeles Theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture!

Tickets $22 / Youth $16 / Conservancy member $18.

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Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Philadelphia Story”

10th June 2023, 8pm

“The Philadelphia Story”

The Los Angeles Conservancy Link opens in new window presents The Philadelphia Story (1940) Link opens in new window as part of the 2023 Last Remaining Seats program Link opens in new window.

A free Q&A session about the historic Los Angeles Theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture!

Tickets $22 / Youth $16 / Conservancy member $18.

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Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Auntie Mame”

17th June 2023, 2pm

“Auntie Mame”

The Los Angeles Conservancy Link opens in new window presents Auntie Mame (1958) Link opens in new window as part of the 2023 Last Remaining Seats program Link opens in new window.

Screening hosted by Ross Melnick, Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Guests include Emily Carman, Associate Professor, Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts; Kristen Hatch, Associate Professor, UC Irvine, Film & Media Studies; and Lucas Hilderbrand, Professor, UC Irvine, Film & Media Studies.

A free Q&A session about the historic Million Dollar Theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture!

Tickets $22 / Youth $16 / Conservancy member $18.

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Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Vertigo”

17th June 2023, 8pm

“Vertigo”

The Los Angeles Conservancy Link opens in new window presents Vertigo (1958) Link opens in new window as part of the 2023 Last Remaining Seats program Link opens in new window.

Screening hosted by film critic and historian Leonard Maltin.

A free Q&A session about the historic Million Dollar Theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture!

Tickets $22 / Youth $16 / Conservancy member $18.

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Globe Theatre

Globe Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


The Oddities Flea Market

7th October 2023, 10am - 6pm

The Oddities Flea Market

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023. 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, Arcanexus Design, Atropos Curios, Ave Rose, Bonedust Chains, ComaVVitch, Cosmic Eye, Creepy Sweets, Dark Entries LA, Deadskull Curio, Dirty Lola, Disasterina, EMORBID, Emptyfuneral, Feather & Foxglove, GogolHaus, Jennafer Grace, Katherine Webber, Kil N.Y.C, La Dama Luna, Little Haus of Horrors, Lizz Lopez, Mandragorium, Mementos Entwined, Natures Oddities, Oddconserva, Opened Jesus, Papermoon Gallery, Rebels & Outlaws, Ritualcravt, Sanazar Rose, ShopYouPlayYouPay, Silent Natura Designs, Sorceress And The Stone, Stephanie Inagaki, Swoonful, Thee Witches & Devils Coven, United Society of Sin.

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

8th October 2023, 10am - 6pm

The Oddities Flea Market

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2023. 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, Arcanexus Design, Atropos Curios, Ave Rose, Bonedust Chains, ComaVVitch, Cosmic Eye, Creepy Sweets, Dark Entries LA, Deadskull Curio, Dirty Lola, Disasterina, EMORBID, Emptyfuneral, Feather & Foxglove, GogolHaus, Jennafer Grace, Katherine Webber, Kil N.Y.C, La Dama Luna, Little Haus of Horrors, Lizz Lopez, Mandragorium, Mementos Entwined, Natures Oddities, Oddconserva, Opened Jesus, Papermoon Gallery, Rebels & Outlaws, Ritualcravt, Sanazar Rose, ShopYouPlayYouPay, Silent Natura Designs, Sorceress And The Stone, Stephanie Inagaki, Swoonful, Thee Witches & Devils Coven, United Society of Sin.

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

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Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


The 96th Academy Awards

10th March 2024, 5pm

The 96th Academy Awards

The 96th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2023 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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