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Theaters and Performing Arts Venues

Theaters and Performing Arts Venues
Theaters and Performing Arts Venues

© Nick Bradshaw

If you ever thought LA was known only for its big screens, think again. Avant-garde theater takes on a whole new meaning in the City of Angels because here, the arts take their cue from the energy and innovation of the city itself. So once you're done at the multiplex, seek out the smaller stages and wait for the curtains to open. Don't forget to breathe.

Los Angeles | Theaters and Performing Arts Venues

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
  • Dorothy Buffum Chandler, leading performing arts visionary and prophet of the 1960s, will unquestionably be best remembered for her incredible feat of raising nearly $20 million dollars in private donations in order to build the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County.
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Egyptian Theatre
  • Egyptian Theatre
  • In the hazy, golden rays of twilight, beneath the towering queen palms of the peristyle, the entrance to Grauman's Chinese Theatre feels like a portal to Old Hollywood.
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre
  • Hollywood aficionados have been known to compare the Grauman's Chinese Theatre to the Great Wall in China, and, while this may be overstated, this famous theater, located in the heart of Hollywood, is perhaps America's most recognizable.
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Hollywood Bowl
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Tucked into the hills overlooking Hollywood's bustling streets lies the Hollywood Bowl's famously curvy silhouette where the serenely verdant atmosphere provides refuge from the noisy city.
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Kodak Theatre
  • Kodak Theatre
  • Considered by many to be the finest example of the Hollywood and Highland Center of retail and entertainment, the Kodak Theatre entertainment complex is located in the very heart of historic Hollywood. The immense 3,332-seat theater and 640,000 sq.-ft.
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Pantages Theatre
  • Pantages Theatre
  • The deep maroon and sumptuous gold walls of the Pantages Theatre converge in an arched ceiling adorned with an extravagant chandelier that glitters even in the faintest theatrical lighting.
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Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Far above the South Grand Avenue pavement in downtown Los Angeles towers an impressive stainless steel coated structure that rivals the finest concert halls in the world.
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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
  • Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
  • Long before Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and the Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, there was—and still is—Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. As opposed to those fictional sites, this place is very real.
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