INFO The Fonda Theater, more formally known as the Henry Fonda Theater, first opened its doors on October 20th in 1926 as the Carter DeHaven Music Box Theater. This dazzling theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard, was originally... ... read more
6126 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Fonda Theater, more formally known as the Henry Fonda Theater, first opened its doors on October 20th in 1926 as the Carter DeHaven Music Box Theater.
This dazzling theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard, was originally used as a speakeasy and featured revue performances. However, in no time at all the theater became home to more prestigious performances, such as the 1927 premiere of the musical Chicago featuring Clark Gable.
As the decades passed, the theater underwent several changes and was known by many different names. Eventually it was converted into a movie theater, hosting the Hollywood Boulevard run of both Jaws and Rocky in the 1970s. Finally in the 1980s the theater was overtaken by the Nederlander Organization, renamed the Henry Fonda Theater, and adopted its present operation as a top Los Angeles music venue and club.
The venue can seat up to 1,000 people, but features a standing-room floor space for additional concert-goers. The club’s popular lounge, the Blue Palms, occupies the open terrace area above the lounge and was once the very hub of the theater’s 1920s speakeasy. Events at the Fonda Theater include performances from Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Green Day, the Black Eyed Peas, and Radiohead.
There are three parking lots commonly used when frequenting the Fonda Theater. The first is CBS parking lot, located one block North of the theater; prices vary depending on the weekend. The next is Sunshine parking which can be found on Hollywood Boulevard, West of the Fonda Theater; prices may vary depending on the day. The final parking lot, Safety Park, is located just to the right of the theater on Hollywood Boulevard and Gower Street; prices may vary.