About Pantages Theatre
A stunning example of classic Hollywood Art Deco design, the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles is one of the most well-known live performance venues in the country. With a history spanning more than 75 years and an ever-growing list of performers and shows, the Pantages Theatre is a must-visit venue for anyone visiting Hollywood!
The History of the Pantages Theatre
Constructed in 1930 and originally designed to serve as both a movie house and a vaudeville venue, the Pantages has a long and storied history. Transitioning to primarily show films during the Great Depression and sold to eccentric millionaire Howard Hughes in 1949, the building became even more famous for becoming the first venue for hosting the Academy Awards from 1949 through 1959.
The Pantages continued to serve as a high-profile movie theater until 1977 when it was shut down temporarily and rehabilitated for showcasing live performances once more. Since then, the Pantages has become one of the most successful live theater venues in Hollywood, hosting Broadway-level runs of shows like The Lion King and Wicked, and this trend continues on through today.
What Makes Pantages Theatre Events So Special?
The Pantages is right out of history. Where else can you say you’ve sat in the same 2,700-seat theater that legends of the silver screen like Laurence Olivier, Jane Wyman, Olivia de Hallivand, Gregory Peck, and Kirk Douglas? Cool, right?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Pantages Theatre located?
Pantages Theatre is located in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
What kind of events does Pantages Theatre host?
The Pantages Theater has been the home to countless live theater shows and concerts over the years. First-run tours of major Broadway shows like Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, In the Heights, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and others have all drawn capacity crowds, sometimes for extended runs of years at a time. If it’s been on Broadway, it’s almost always come to Hollywood – and when it does, it comes to the Pantages.
While there’s no doubt that the Pantages Theater specializes in musical theater today, the venue’s also been perennially popular with live music acts over the years as well. A number of luminaries have performed there. We’re talking the Foo Fighters, Prince, Dream Theater, Talking Heads, and even Shakira.
Which team is playing at Pantages Theatre?
As this is a performance theatre no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at Pantages Theatre?
Pantages Theatre has teamed up with ParkWhiz to make finding parking easier at Pantages Theatre events. There are many parking garages in the area, and prices vary. Typically parking costs between $10-20. There is also metered parking available. If you wish to catch one of these spots be sure to arrive with plenty of time to spare. And, don’t forget to always double-check signs - as cars will get towed and/or fined.
What is the seating capacity of Pantages Theatre?
Pantages Theatre events can host up to 2703 spectators.
Who owns Pantages Theatre?
The theatre is owned by the Nederlander Organization.
How do I get to Pantages Theatre using public transport?
Fans wishing to save some money on parking have many public transport options at their disposal. Pantages Theatre is located just across the street from the Hollywood/Vine subway station on the Metro Red Line. The Metro Red Line also connects with nearly all Metro train services, Amtrak, Metrolink, as well as numerous major Metro bus routes, including the cross-Valley Metro Orange Line.