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Wiltern Theatre

3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2807
+1 213-388-1400
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Beautiful Art Deco Style

Attended a program here and thought it was beautiful. Very ornate. Very Art Deco. Comfortable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MegtheHealer
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Maryland
Best Venue, Best Service

I purchased tickets as a birthday surprise for my husband to see Robin Trower. Then my husband... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dawnb843
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Costa Mesa, California
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The Wiltern Theatre first opened its doors to movie crowds on October 7th, 1931. Recognized by the City of Los Angeles as a Historic Cultural Monument, this Art Deco Landmark was renovated and restored to its original splendor in 1985, under the direction of Bill Graham Presents. Following a legendary history of performances and events, a $1.5 million facelift led to the Grand Re-Opening on October 15, 2002. Formerly an all-seated venue, the theatre had its 1,200-orchestra seats removed and now features a five-tiered floor that slants upward from the stage, thereby accommodating a standing-room-only configuration. The balcony still offers a thousand seats, and the flexible new arrangement allows for seats to be brought in for more intimate performances. The venue's new capacity is roughly 2,300, depending on how the floor is set up. In October 2003, The Wiltern and LG Electronics, a leading global consumer electronics company, celebrated the renaming of the theater. Currently known as The Wiltern LG, this venue sponsorship will offer concert-goers the opportunity to become acquainted with LG Electronics' line of well-designed, groundbreaking digital products. Formerly a great place to catch more sedate acts, the Wiltern's new design makes it one of “LA's coolest venues to check out performers of any type of music” says AOL’s City Guide. Join us for love, laughter and music!
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3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2807
Central L.A
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+1 213-388-1400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a program here and thought it was beautiful. Very ornate. Very Art Deco. Comfortable seats and great acoustics. Was able to walk to it from my hotel, but there is a convenient metro stop across the street.

1  Thank MegtheHealer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased tickets as a birthday surprise for my husband to see Robin Trower. Then my husband surprised me by announcing he was having knee surgery just prior. Checked with his doctor and he gave okay for him to attend if not a lot of...More

Thank dawnb843
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Parking - Non Existent - $25 A Beer - $18 Seating - unless you've acquired pit or front loge, you're screwed A beer - $18

1  Thank KEROUAC22
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Old style theatre with very ornate decorations inside. Nice set up, balcony over head. Multiple bars, huge lobby. Definitely what a grand old theater should look like. I had heard that it had nice velvet seats, but maybe those are only in the balcony. On...More

Thank valzebub
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Very nice theatre seating in an intimate setting. Unfortunately, parking is at a premium. I was surprised parking at Ralph's supermarket next door cost $25!! Not much choice but to pay unless you want your car towed away. Drinks are overpriced. I paid $16 for...More

Thank cheaptravelhunter
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the Wiltern twice for both Celebrating David Bowie shows and both were amazing. It's a gorgeous Art Deco theatre and terrific music venue. Loved the beautiful architecture, show, staff and the Wiltern Underground. Purchased the Undergound upgrade for both nights and it's totally worth...More

1  Thank FrontRowCenter
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went to see Peaches at the Wiltern...a beautiful old theatre in the style of Mebourne(Australia)'s Palais...1920 art deco. The building did not disappoint, excellent vision from all seats; decent drinks and OK restrooms. She was a kind of rap/psychedelic singer with extreme nudity and...More

Thank beachsideguy99
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great theater--small with 2000-4000 capacity depending on configurations. Classic art deco style---architecture is almost worth admission price itself! Like most old places---lines for bathrooms and drinks/sodas/snacks. The floor is general admission...at least, I've only been here with ga for shows (although the seating chart shows...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went to see jake Bugg here....was blown away by the building...A wonderfully kept Art Deco theatre, BUT the atmosphere of the concert was totally killed by the ridiculous , what obviously were, health and safety measures. If I book standing at a concert in the...More

Thank Sharon Q
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is by far my favorite concert venue! Intimate setting and good acoustics. It's old, but it's been beautifully restored.

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Chews2
Is the VIP worth the $45 person, what kind of food is served?
12 November 2016|
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Did the VIP lounge and parking. It gave you underground parking directly under the theatre so you entered on the bottom floor. They did make us feel special by offering us champagne in the garage as we entered the lounge... More
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