Music & Theater
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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
Carpenter Performing Arts Center

(562) 985-7000

6200 Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815   Directions Website

Modeled after the New York State Theater, the Carpenter Performing Arts Center serves as a venue in LA for films, forums, musical and theater performances, and other entertainment events. Located at California State University, the Center serves as a gateway between the university and greater LA community.

Center Theatre Group
Center Theatre Group

(213) 628-2772

135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions Website

This broad-range theater has a year-round season, and season tickets are available for year-round access to entertainment with explosive productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals

Dolby Theatre
Dolby Theatre

(323) 308-6300

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028   Directions Website

Since opening in 2001, Dolby Theatre has served as a venue for televised theater performances. When not hosting the annual Academy Awards Ceremonies or American Idol, the theater presents a variety of public cultural events and entertainment. Concerts, shows and performances by national artists are common, including Cirque du Soleil.

El Rey Theatre
El Rey Theatre

(323) 936-6400

5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036   Directions Website

Originally built as a single-screen movie theater in 1936, the El Rey Theatre has undergone several transformations over the decades, from a theater to a dance club to its current incarnation as a live music venue. "The King" presents favorite bands and performers in a high-energy entertainment atmosphere.

Groundlings Theatre & School
Groundlings Theatre & School

(323) 934-4747

7307 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046   Directions Website

Get some good laughs at the Groundlings Theatre & School. This improvisation and sketch comedy theater has been serving up humor and entertainment for LA audiences for almost four decades. This comedy club also doubles as the Groundlings School, which hosts six-week long sessions. The competitive program claims many famous alumni, including Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.

Live Nation Entertainment | The Wiltern
Live Nation Entertainment | The Wiltern

(213) 388-1400

3790 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010   Directions Website

Head to The Wiltern for performances by up-and-coming artists. This medium-sized art deco venue hosts popular local, regional and, occasionally, national performers and bands in a series of concerts throughout the year. Adjacent to the 12-story Pellissier Building, this theater offers some of the best acoustics - and entertainment - in the city.

Los Angeles Opera
Los Angeles Opera

(213) 972-8001

135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions Website

Spend an evening at the opera. The Los Angeles Opera, the fourth largest opera company in the United States, performs during its regular season at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opera lovers of all ages will enjoy the high-quality performances by rising opera stars, as well as a variety of education and community outreach programs.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic

(323) 850-2000

111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions Website

Listen to a performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Although the Philharmonic has graced Los Angeles since 1919, the orchestra is renown for its contemporary approach to music. Music critics have hailed it as the most "venturesome and admired" orchestra in America, a must-hear for music aficionados.

Orpheum Theatre
Orpheum Theatre

(877) 677-4386

842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014   Directions Website

Located in downtown LA, the Orpheum Theatre opened its doors in 1926. Since then, it has undergone a renovation to restore the movie palace to its former glory (including its grand pipe organ). The Orpheum Theatre hosts a variety of entertainment like live concerts, movie premiers, film festivals, theatrical productions, fundraisers, private parties and many other special events.

Pantages Theatre
Pantages Theatre

(323) 468-1770

6233 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028   Directions Website

Catch a classic Broadway/L.A. performance at the Pantages Theatre. This theatrical venue is on par with any in New York, and features all of the popular Broadway plays and musicals. Right in the heart of Hollywood, this theater is one of Los Angeles' leading venues for live theater but also hosts the occasional concert - making it an all-encompassing entertainment venue.

Peacock Theater
Peacock Theater

(213) 763-6030

777 Chick Hearn Ct
Los Angeles, CA 90015   Directions Website

Experience live entertainment and attractions in a new way at the Peacock Theater, formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. Opened in 2007, this indoor venue offers 7,100 seats, none of which are more than 220 feet away from the stage. This gives the theatre a sense of intimacy not found in similarly sized theaters. Watch live performances by favorite bands and artists or see a broadcast or film on one of the 14 screens.

Sacred Fools Theater Company
Sacred Fools Theater Company

(310) 281-8337

660 N Heliotrope Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90004   Directions Website

Established in 1997, the Sacred Fools Theater Company has taken multiple awards and nominations for its spectacular performances. This small theater offers comfy seats and a cozy atmosphere where you can enjoy a one-of-a-kind show. See the premiers of local playwrights' works or the troupe's interpretations of popular plays.

The Music Center
The Music Center

(213) 972-7211

135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions Website

Visit The Music Center in Los Angeles, also known as the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles, for some of the best concerts and entertainment in the nation. The third largest performing arts center in the United States, the Music Center consists of four houses on its 11-acre campus: the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Theatre of NOTE
Theatre of NOTE

(323) 856-8611

1517 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028   Directions Website

For a NOTEworthy performance, stop by the Theatre of NOTE. This theatrical ensemble produces an average of four main stage shows annually, as well as an annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, a late night original 5-Minute One-Act Play Series, several development workshops and The Young Writers Project, an educational outreach program.

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