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Special Events

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



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Theatre Tour

Various days and times – see schedule

Theatre Tour

Go behind the scenes of this National Historic Landmark, built by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, and view it as few do. Enjoy the radiant 24-karat gold-leafed ceiling arches, hundreds of Sullivan’s beautifully restored intricate stencil patterns, ornate gilded and bas-relief designs, and the endless floor and wall mosaics and murals by Charles Holloway and Albert Fleury.

The general tour schedule is: 2nd or 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30am and 12:30pm, and 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:30am and 12:30pm. Check the event website Link opens in new window for the latest schedule and availability. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and cost $15.

COVID-19 safety measures are in place during the tour. The theatre has increased cleaning efforts, including in high-touch areas like railings and elevator buttons. Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building. Tours are for six people max per tour, and all patrons and tour guides must wear a mask covering the nose and mouth throughout the tour. All ticket holders and the tour guide must maintain 6 feet distance per household throughout the tour. Please arrive 10 minutes early to guarantee access. All tour ticket holders will be subject to a wellness check-in that includes a touch-less temperature check, plus a short verbal questionnaire. All Auditorium Theatre staff are subject to a wellness check before tours. Tickets will be scanned by Auditorium staff, but only ticket buyers may handle their print at home ticket, or phone. The Auditorium Theatre will refund any tour ticket if these guidelines are not followed, or if a patron or tour guide does not pass the wellness check.

Additional dates and times may be available for private group tours of up to 6 people. Private tours are only available by appointment, depending on theatre availability. To schedule a group tour of the Auditorium Theatre, please call (312) 341-2300 Link opens in new window.

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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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Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre

Chicago


** CANCELED ** Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

12pm daily

** CANCELED ** Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED **

Go on a history-filled journey, from the inception of this majestic venue in 1921, all the way to its present-day incarnation as a premiere entertainment venue. The Marquee Tour encompasses historical and architectural highlights of the building, including the grand lobby, sweeping staircase and majestic auditorium. Tour guests have the chance to stand on the famous Chicago Theatre stage, plus view artist signatures on the dressing room walls, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Dolly Parton and so many more!

Tours run daily at 12pm and are one hour long. Ticket Prices: Adults: $18, Students & Military (valid ID required): $13, Children (12 & under) & Seniors (65 and older): $13. Groups (10+): For more information on group tickets, call (312) 462-6332.

Tour content, prices, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

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CIBC Theatre

CIBC Theatre

Chicago


** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

Saturdays at 11am

** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED **

Broadway In Chicago offers a public tour of our theatres every Saturday at 11am. Each tour visits two of our three theatres: the Oriental Theatre, the Cadillac Palace and the CIBC Theatre. The tour showcases the glittering vintage décor inspired by the foremost theatre designers of our time, who created through their designs in the French Renaissance styling. You will also learn about the cutting edge technology that makes each theatre the home to today’s most complex theatrical productions and the recent restorations that brought beauty and elegance back to these century-old theatres.

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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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Hudson Theatre

Hudson Theatre

New York


Theatre Tour

Various Times

Theatre Tour

As of mid-January 2022, tours run twice a week: Tuesdays and Friday at 11am. From 2nd March 2022 to 26th March 2022 tours run Wednesday and Saturdays at 10am. From 29th March 2022 tours run Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 11am. These dates/times should be used as a guide only; for the most up-to-date information check the final schedule on the Tours section of the theatre’s website Link opens in new window which also includes any blackout dates. Tours last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and include some stairs. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased in advance from the theatre’s website Link opens in new window or directly from Broadway Up Close Link opens in new window. As of January 2022 pricing is $54 Adult and $49 Child (12 and younger).

Groups have the option of reserving a private tour on an alternate date. Private tour dates are subject to availability; call (646) 975-4619 Link opens in new window or email infohudson@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window to make your group tour reservation.

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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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** CANCELED ** Radio City Stage Door Tour

9:30am to 5pm daily, every half hour

** CANCELED ** Radio City Stage Door Tour

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED **

Go behind the scenes of the Showplace of the Nation! Take a guided tour of Radio City Music Hall, discover art deco masterpieces, learn the history of the iconic Great Stage and even meet a Radio City Rockette®*.

Tours run daily from 9:30am to 5pm and depart approximately every half hour*. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes.

Adults: $31. Children (12 & under), Students (with valid ID) and Seniors (65 and older): $27. Groups (15+): For pricing and purchasing, please call (212) 465-6080 or email Group.Sales@msg.com.

Please note that tickets cannot be purchased online on the day of the tour. Same-day tour tickets are available at the venue. Purchase tickets in person at Radio City Sweets & Gifts, located at 1260 6th Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets (to the left of the main entrance). Enter the tour on 50th Street and 6th Avenue through the box office doors.

Tours will be closed on certain days due to performance requirements. Check the website for the most up-to-date information.

* Tour content, prices, dates and times are subject to change without notice. Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability. When an event is in progress there may be limited access to the seating area inside the Music Hall and the Hydraulics area. Furthermore, tours may only be able to view the Auditorium from a private viewing area.

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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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King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

4th June 2022, 10:30am

Theatre Tour

Did you know that the King’s Theatre opened in 1906 with the pantomime Cinderella? Or that it has a stream running right underneath? Want to stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre’s interesting history.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience. We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Tickets £10 (Friends £8). Approximate running time: 2 hours.

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Backstage Tour

11th June 2022, 10:30am

Backstage Tour

Did you know that the Festival Theatre is situated on Edinburgh’s longest continuous theatre site? Or that it was once a Bingo hall? Want to stand on stage and feel like a star?

This backstage tour is a great chance to go behind the scenes; see the workings of the theatre and walk down memory lane as we chat through the theatre’s interesting history.

Tours have been adapted to current government guidance. The route utilises our spacious foyers, auditorium, and stage, and has been modified to leave out some of the most enclosed spaces in the theatre, without taking away from your experience. We kindly request that everyone adheres to government guidelines - please wear a mask unless exempt, follow guidance on 2m social distancing, and frequently use the hand sanitisers that we have situated throughout the building.

Refreshments are included. Tickets £10 (Friends of Capital Theatres receive £2 off).

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The 75th Annual Tony Awards

12th June 2022, 8pm

The 75th Annual Tony Awards

Celebrating 75 years of the best of Broadway, the Tony Awards will return live from Radio City Music Hall to honor the 2021-2022 Broadway season on June 12, 2022.

The 75th Annual Tony Awards will return to the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12th, in a four-hour television and streaming event that will be broadcast live coast to coast for the first time.

The celebration will commence at 7–8pm ET (4–5pm PT) with exclusive content streaming only on Paramount+, followed by the presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 75th Annual Tony Awards 8–11pm ET (5–8pm PT) LIVE on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.

Ticket information will be available in due course here Link opens in new window.

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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

Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island

Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island

California (outside the L.A. Metro area)


Catalina Film Festival

21st to 25th September 2022, various dates and times

Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Institute Hosts Its 11th Annual Catalina Film Festival!

Voted by filmmakers as one of the top 50 film festivals in the world, the Catalina Film Institute celebrates IMAGINATION - EDUCATION - DESTINATION with year-round film workshops, industry panels and inspiring events.

Catalina Film Institute’s Annual Catalina Film Festival features almost 200 films, nightly events and entertainment.

Festival schedule and films TBC.

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