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Special Events

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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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).

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Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre

Chicago


** CANCELED ** Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

** CANCELED ** Chicago Theatre Marquee Tour

12pm daily

** 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

** CANCELED ** Theatre Tour

Saturdays at 11am

** 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour

Various days and times – see schedule

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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** CANCELED ** Radio City Stage Door Tour

** CANCELED ** Radio City Stage Door Tour

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

** 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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

American Southwest


“The Goonies”

“The Goonies”

21st August 2021, 6pm

The Friends of the Orpheum Theatre Link opens in new window in partnership with FilmBar Link opens in new window, announce the return of movies at The Orpheum.

The Goonies (1985) Link opens in new window. Saturday 21st August at 6pm, Sunday 22nd August at 3pm.

Tickets $16 (Adult) and $11 (Child - 12 and under).

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Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

American Southwest


“The Goonies”

“The Goonies”

22nd August 2021, 6pm

The Friends of the Orpheum Theatre Link opens in new window in partnership with FilmBar Link opens in new window, announce the return of movies at The Orpheum.

The Goonies (1985) Link opens in new window. Saturday 21st August at 6pm, Sunday 22nd August at 3pm.

Tickets $16 (Adult) and $11 (Child - 12 and under).

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Devil’s Ball

Devil’s Ball

27th August 2021, 7:30pm

The Auditorium Theatre Auxiliary Board hosts their annual Devil’s Ball, the first public event at the theatre since its temporary closure in March of 2020. All proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

This year’s theme, Roaring Back, is a revival of the spirit of the 1920s and signals the return of arts and culture to the theatre following its year-and-a-half long closure during COVID-19. Devil’s Ball is hosted annually by the Auxiliary Board, a dedicated group of young professionals devoted to raising awareness and generating support for the Auditorium Theatre.

The event takes place on the historic Landmark Stage that has welcomed legendary performances from Prince, American Ballet Theatre, David Bowie, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bernadette Peters, Chance the Rapper, Kathleen Battle, and many more.

Event highlights include Gatsby-themed cocktails, fabulous nosh, live jazzy tunes, a photo booth, silent auction, wine raffle, behind-the-scenes tours, a surprise pop-up performance, and dancing beneath the architectural brilliance of the theatre!

Come celebrate the re-opening of the theatre - we cannot wait to welcome you back!

Early Bird Special Tickets $75.

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

United Kingdom: outside London


Southern Light Sings for the King’s

Southern Light Sings for the King’s

9th to 11th September 2021, 7:30pm (Saturday Matinee 2:30pm)

Southern Light welcomes you to a night of toe-tapping musical entertainment in the Festival Theatre, in aid of the King’s Theatre Redevelopment Campaign.

Edinburgh’s longest established musical theatre company starts its 125th season by bringing you a selection of well loved numbers from its previous shows.

Please Note: This project is in support of the King’s Theatre, which has been Southern Light’s home since 1925, but takes place at the Festival Theatre.

Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th September at 7:30pm nightly with a Saturday Matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets £23.

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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.

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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.

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Chicago Theatre

Chicago Theatre

Chicago


Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

28th April 2022, 7:30pm

Please be advised that the Carol Burnett performance originally scheduled to take place at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, May 8, 2020 that was postponed until Saturday, July 25, 2020 and then postponed to Sunday, September 20, 2020 and then Wednesday, May 26, 2021, has now been rescheduled to Thursday, April 28, 2022.

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