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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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Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Open House Tours

Thu-Sat, 12pm-4pm

Open House Tours

The Britannia Panopticon is generally open Thursdays through Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm. Check with venue for special events and restrictions.

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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


Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

Fridays at 12pm, Saturdays at 12pm and 2pm

Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

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 Fridays at 12pm and Saturdays at 12pm and 2pm. Duration approximately 60 mins. Please note tour content is subject to change based on events in the building and that some tours can take up to 75 mins. There is no stage or dressing room access on concert days.

Tickets: Adults $20; Children (12 & under), Students (with valid ID), and Seniors (65 and older): $15. For groups (15+) call (212) 465-6080 Link opens in new window or email Group.Sales@msg.com Link opens in new window.

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


Theatre Tour

Saturdays at 11am

Theatre Tour

Broadway In Chicago offers a public tour of our theatres every Saturday at 11am. Each tour visits two of our three theatres: the Nederlander (previously 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

** 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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Hudson Theatre

Hudson Theatre

New York


Theatre Tour

Various Times

Theatre Tour

As of mid-2022, tours run twice a week: Tuesdays at 11am and Friday at 10am. 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

The Music Center Symphonians, who are voluntary docents for The Music Center, offers a 90-minute docent-led tour of The Music Center’s four theatres: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

You can learn about the history and architecture of each of the theatres along with Jerry Moss Plaza and hear about how each of those spaces are enriched with incredible arts experiences. Find out about artistic presentations by Center Theatre Group, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera, LA Phil and TMC Arts, including the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center dance residencies, concerts, arts learning experiences and free and low-cost events on Jerry Moss Plaza. View artwork from across the globe including sculptures, tapestries, paintings and antiques from the 17th century to the present.

Hear the stories collected through The Music Center’s nearly 60 years as the heart of Los Angeles County’s cultural life. Tours generally run every day however depend on visiting companies.

For an up-to-date tour scheduled visit the Music Center’s Symphonian Tour page Link opens in new window.

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Radio City Stage Door Tour

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

Radio City Stage Door Tour

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 Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm, departing every half hour. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.

Adults: $42. Children (12 & under), Students (with valid ID) and Seniors (65 and older): $38. For groups (15+) call (212) 465-6080 Link opens in new window or email Group.Sales@msg.com Link opens in new window.

Advance tickets are available for purchase online through Ticketmaster, as well as in-person at the Box Office located on 6th Avenue at the corner of 50th Street. Tickets are available up to 1 hour prior to the start of the tour.

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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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

1st June 2024, 2pm

“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”

Last Remaining Seats (LRS), the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Link opens in new window flagship film series, is back on Broadway this June! This summer, three of downtown Los Angeles’s most stunning historic theatres will be on full display for attendees of the Last Remaining Seats: the Orpheum, Los Angeles, and Palace theatres.

In The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Link opens in new window, a mysterious doctor uses hypnosis to transform a somnambulist (sleepwalker) into his nefarious evil companion … or does he? When a prophesied murder occurs, the town blames the creature and investigates the secretive doctor. But within the world of German Expressionism cinema, nothing is as it seems.

Told in flashbacks and full of fantastical sets and brooding characters, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI will challenge your perceptions and leave you wondering what was real and what was imagined. As one of the original cinematic horror stories, CALIGARI establishes techniques, styles and themes that have influenced both horror and film noir genres. Widely regarded as the first horror film, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI has entranced audiences with its unique visual style and extraordinary story for over 100 years. Prepare to be amazed!

Before the show, we’re pleased to present two frightfully fun silents to get you into a SpOoKy mood! PETE’S HAUNTED HOUSE (1926): Featuring the adorable silent cartoon star “Pete the Pup,” this delightful live-action/animated hybrid short is ahead of its time. THE HAUNTED HOUSE (1921): The legendary Buster Keaton stars in this clever comedy caper set inside a haunted house. (But is it actually haunted…?)

Tickets go on sale for Conservancy members on 10th April. General public can purchase tickets beginning 17th April. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general public.

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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“The Seven Year Itch”

1st June 2024, 8pm

“The Seven Year Itch”

Last Remaining Seats (LRS), the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Link opens in new window flagship film series, is back on Broadway this June! This summer, three of downtown Los Angeles’s most stunning historic theatres will be on full display for attendees of the Last Remaining Seats: the Orpheum, Los Angeles, and Palace theatres.

Based on a popular Broadway play, The Seven Year Itch (1955) Link opens in new window, is the story of a seemingly happily married man who stays behind in Manhattan while is family is away for summer vacation. It’s a sweltering summer, and Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell, in the role he originated on Broadway) is alone in his apartment for the season. At the same time, a beautiful blonde bombshell (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her popularity) has just moved into the upstairs apartment and unknowingly gives him a case of “the seven-year itch.”

THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH is perhaps most famous for its iconic scene of Marilyn Monroe letting her white halter dress billow over the Subway vent. Although censors tamed down this scene, and many of the other themes of the original stage play, the film was an enormous box office success. And while it enshrined Marilyn Monroe’s image into legend, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH also showcases her talents as a smart and nuanced actor.

Celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s birthday with one of her most iconic films! She’s never been more “Marilyn” than in this hilarious romp from writer/director Billy Wilder.

Tickets go on sale for Conservancy members on 10th April. General public can purchase tickets beginning 17th April. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general public.

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Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

United Kingdom: outside London


Theatre Tour

8th June 2024, 10:30am

Theatre Tour

This one hour tour of the building explores all areas, including the understage, backstage, and many other secret areas never seen on a normal visit.

Your tour guide will reveal the theatre’s fascinating history, and highlight tales of its stars, its shows and even its ghosts.

Tours cost £7.5. Duration 1 hour. Maximum of 25 people per tour.

Visitors with restricted mobility will have limited access as the tour includes lots of steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

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Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Bullitt”

8th June 2024, 2pm

“Bullitt”

Last Remaining Seats (LRS), the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Link opens in new window flagship film series, is back on Broadway this June! This summer, three of downtown Los Angeles’s most stunning historic theatres will be on full display for attendees of the Last Remaining Seats: the Orpheum, Los Angeles, and Palace theatres.

In Bullitt (1968) Link opens in new window Steve McQueen brings his icy, world-weary coolness as a nonconformist San Francisco cop assigned to protect a key witness in an upcoming U.S. Senate hearing. But when things go very wrong very quickly, McQueen is determined to get to the truth–regardless of where his investigation leads.

Numerous surprises and plot twists throughout this neo-noir thriller drive the story forward at all levels, well beyond the speed limit! It all culminates in one of the most iconic car chases in film history.

Shot entirely on location, BULLITT features many notable San Francisco neighborhoods and landmarks and boasts a stellar supporting cast, including Jaqueline Bissett, Robert Vaughn, and Robert Duvall.

Tickets go on sale for Conservancy members on 10th April. General public can purchase tickets beginning 17th April. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general public.

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Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Gaslight”

8th June 2024, 8pm

“Gaslight”

Last Remaining Seats (LRS), the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Link opens in new window flagship film series, is back on Broadway this June! This summer, three of downtown Los Angeles’s most stunning historic theatres will be on full display for attendees of the Last Remaining Seats: the Orpheum, Los Angeles, and Palace theatres.

Based on the Broadway hit play, “Angel Street,” Gaslight (1944) Link opens in new window is a psychological, gothic-noir thriller that’s dripping in deception, self-doubt, hysteria, and abuse of power. It provides a cautionary tale of trusting and loving too much, too quickly, through the story of a whirlwind romance between a beautiful, aspiring singer named Paula (Ingrid Bergman in an Oscar-winning role) and her handsome but sinister husband Gregory (Charles Boyer in a shocking performance).

Soon after moving into her late aunt’s townhome, Bergman’s marriage to Boyer begins to fall apart. From misplaced items to ghostly footsteps to dimmed gaslights, Gregory blames a series of unexplained events on the sensitive Paula, convincing her that she’s losing her mind. But when she discovers he is not the man she thought he was, Paula fights back to prove her sanity and save her life.

Directed by the legendary George Cukor, GASLIGHT coined the term “gaslighting” and continues to drive conversation around mental health and emotional abuse.

Tickets go on sale for Conservancy members on 10th April. General public can purchase tickets beginning 17th April. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general public.

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King’s Theatre, Glasgow

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

15th June 2024, 10am, 10:30am, 11am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected days, this exceptional insight into the The King’s Theatre is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before & grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place at 10am, 10:30am and 11am on Saturday 11th May, Saturday 18th May, Saturday 15th June, Sunday 7th July.

Tours last around 1 hour. If you need more information, email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window.

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Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“From Russia with Love”

15th June 2024, 2pm

“From Russia with Love”

Last Remaining Seats (LRS), the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Link opens in new window flagship film series, is back on Broadway this June! This summer, three of downtown Los Angeles’s most stunning historic theatres will be on full display for attendees of the Last Remaining Seats: the Orpheum, Los Angeles, and Palace theatres.

In From Russia with Love (1963) Link opens in new window, crime ring SPECTRE is seeking revenge on James Bond in this Cold War action adventure. The stakes are higher than ever as Bond (Sean Connery, at his best) is faced with merciless Russian hitmen and spies as he tries to protect a vital Russian coding device for MI6.

The beautiful Soviet Consulate clerk Tatiana (Danielle Bianchi) is pursued across Turkey, Venice, and along the Orient Express by a ruthless SPECTRE assassin, played by a chilling Robert Shaw.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE features all the hallmarks of a Bond film, with its helicopter chases, tech gadgets, and theme song. It also features the first on-screen appearances of Bond arch-nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Desmond Llewelyn as “Q,” and John Barry with his first of eleven BOND scores. Before Daniel Craig, FROM RUSSIA is about as gritty as a BOND movie gets.

Tickets go on sale for Conservancy members on 10th April. General public can purchase tickets beginning 17th April. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general public.

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Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Los Angeles: Downtown


“Mi Vida Loca”

15th June 2024, 8pm

“Mi Vida Loca”

Last Remaining Seats (LRS), the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Link opens in new window flagship film series, is back on Broadway this June! This summer, three of downtown Los Angeles’s most stunning historic theatres will be on full display for attendees of the Last Remaining Seats: the Orpheum, Los Angeles, and Palace theatres.

Set in Echo Park, Mi Vida Loca (1993) Link opens in new window consists of several anecdotes about Latina teenagers who are “homegirls,” or girlfriends to gang members. The first story is about “Sad Girl” and “Mousie” whose friendship is tested when they both become pregnant by “Ernesto.”

The brief second story is about Ernesto training the quasi-comic character “Whisper” to become a drug dealer. The third story is about “Giggles,” a symbol of female empowerment, who leaves prison after serving time for her now-deceased boyfriend and is now determined to leave the gang life behind for something better.

The last story is a tender love story about Sad Girl’s sister “La Blue Eyes” who falls for a man in prison.

Director Allison Anders’ film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in 1993 and was released to acclaim in 1994, with critics applauding its realism. Anders worked with non-actors and Echo Park community members to create this realistic, difficult story about sisterhood and sacrifice, and it has since become a cult classic.

MI VIDA LOCA was nominated to the National Film Registry in 2023.

Tickets go on sale for Conservancy members on 10th April. General public can purchase tickets beginning 17th April. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for general public.

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King’s Theatre, Glasgow

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

United Kingdom: outside London


Building And Heritage Tour

7th July 2024, 10am, 10:30am, 11am

Building And Heritage Tour

Happening on selected days, this exceptional insight into the The King’s Theatre is your chance to get to know the building like you never have before & grab some historical facts along the way.

Guided by tour leaders with a wealth of knowledge, these tours will be taking place at 10am, 10:30am and 11am on Saturday 11th May, Saturday 18th May, Saturday 15th June, Sunday 7th July.

Tours last around 1 hour. If you need more information, email clglasgow@theambassadors.com Link opens in new window.

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Dolby Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Los Angeles: Hollywood


The 97th Academy Awards

2nd March 2025, 5pm

The 97th Academy Awards

The 97th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Link opens in new window, will honor the best films of 2024 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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