8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Info The Greek Theatre is a small, outdoor music venue in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. The Greek’s name comes from the shape of its stage, built in 1929 to resemble a Greek temple. The capacity at the Greek is just under 6,000, making it an intimate show space recognized by Pollstar Magazine as North America’s Best Small Outdoor ... more
2700 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Info The beautiful Pantages Theatre, located in the very heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, has become one of the most significant landmarks in Los Angeles. Opened in 1930 as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit, the venue was forced to operate primarily as a movie theater during the Great Depression. From 1949 ... more
6233 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
39 South El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
Info The Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Theater Complex is one of the most distinguished film premiere and screening facilities in the United States. Opened in 1989, the building serves at the national headquarters of the DGA and is considered a Hollywood landmark. Situated in the heart of West Hollywood on Sunset Boulevard ... more
7920 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Concert Venue / Theater
Info The Majestic Ventura Theater, located minutes away from Santa Barbara, is a live music venue, regularly featuring the world’s most legendary artists of all genres. The space is also noted for its 1920s Mission Style décor. Originally opened in 1928 as a movie theater, the Ventura Theater eventually closed and was renovated ... more
26 South Chestnut Street
Ventura, CA 90031
Club / Theater
Info Located in downtown Los Angeles, The Belasco is a multi-purpose event and entertainment venue. Founded in 1904, the building has a long and rich history having served as a theater, burlesque venue, church, and filming location. After a grand restoration in 2011, however, the theater was transformed into the venue it ... more
1050 S. Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Art Gallery / Music Venue
Info Located in the nonchalant, gritty neighborhood of Echo Park, Echoes Under Sunset is a family-owned art, comedy, and music venue. Echoes Under Sunset sports a laidback, carefree vibe that was crafted by founder Christian Chavez, an Echo Park Native. The multipurpose space hosts film, photography, video, and music events ... more
1310 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Concert Venue / Theater
Info The Fox Theater Pomona is an Art Deco landmark and state-of-the-art entertainment venue, situated within the Pomona Arts Colony, a neighborhood of galleries, nightclubs, and restaurants. Opened in 1931, the Fox Theater was one of the most glamorous movie palace theaters in the United States. In addition to movies, the ... more
301 South Garey Avenue
Pomona, CA 91766
Info Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre, located on Hollywood Boulevard, opened in 1922 as the venue for the first-ever Hollywood premiere, Robin Hood. The Egyptian quickly became one of the most popular theaters in Los Angeles and was frequently filled with Hollywood actors, directors, and producers. However, as time went on and Hollywood ... more
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Party Earth Review Hip Angelenos who used to venture east of Western only for jury duty now go for LA Live, the jewel of the city’s gentrified downtown scene. An entertainment complex with the Staples Center arena as its centerpiece, the venue offers a vast range of options including a sports bar and restaurant, upscale dining establishments ... more
800 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Los Angeles is known worldwide as the heart of the movie industry, a fact that causes many people to overlook all of the great Los Angeles theaters that put on amazing shows all over town.
Those looking to get in on some intimate black box theater will find an abundant supply of them along Theater Row, a stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood where more than a dozen small LA theaters, like The Elephant and Celebration Theater, throw down some surprisingly great shows…and some achingly bad ones, if truth be told.
Larger touring acts from New York’s Broadway take up long residences at major spots like the Pantages, Fred Kavil, The Ahmanson, and The Kodak Theater, while equally big theater nights can be had in Los Angeles at multi-purpose players like The Nokia Theater Downtown.
From the Ford Theater just steps from the 101 Freeway in Hollywood to The Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City to The Geffen Playhouse nestled below UCLA in Westwood, theaters in Los Angeles keep its arts-loving populace well fed.
Prices for theater in Los Angeles can run high, especially for the bigger shows, but a host of online discount services make it easy to find less wallet-gouging prices, especially for those with a little flexibility in their schedules.
For a great date night or just a great night with friends, catching a show at one of the many LA theaters is hard to beat. Word to the wise, however: Steer clear of anything advertised as an “actor’s showcase.” Just trust us on that one. Nothing sucks the fun out of your soul like watching a bunch of kids perform individual snippets of plays or movies from some dingy stage in the hopes a casting director got lost and somehow wound up in the audience.