Music & Theater
in Los Angeles, CA (showing 1 - 12 out of 19)

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.

ACME Comedy Theatre

135 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036   Directions

(323) 525-0202

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Laugh until you're in stitches at the ACME Comedy Theatre. Inspired by and rivals of the famous Groundlings, this sketch comedy and improv theater is home to six performance companies and can seat 99 people in its premier Hollywood venue. It has featured the talents of Wayne Brady, Wil Wheaton and Ryan Stiles, to name a few.

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

6200 Atherton St
Long Beach, CA 90815   Directions

(562) 985-7000

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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

135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions

(213) 628-2772

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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

6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028   Directions

(323) 308-6300

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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

5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036   Directions

(323) 936-6400

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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.

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90049   Directions

(310) 440-7300

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Los Angeles contains a multitude of art galleries and museums, but the Getty Center is the most popular. This art center showcases a variety of classic and modern art and photography in its permanent collection, as well as regional, national and international traveling exhibitions. The architecture of the building and the lovely view combine to create an art lover's dream.

Groundlings Theatre & School

7307 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046   Directions

(323) 934-4747

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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.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036   Directions

(323) 857-6000

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Admire art, collected from ancient to modern times, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. With over 100,000 pieces dating from all points in history, LACMA's seven-building complex is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago and has reached international notoriety. Besides both permanent collections and traveling exhibits, the museum also hosts film and concert series.

Los Angeles Opera

135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions

(213) 972-8001

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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

111 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012   Directions

(323) 850-2000

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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.

Met Theatre

1089 N Oxford Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029   Directions

(323) 802-9181

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Located in an unassuming building, the Met Theatre is an extremely active community theater, providing a haven where diverse artists can pursue their creative visions. This little black box theater offers intimate performances of various musicals, dramas and comedies. Actors mingle with audience members before performances and during intermission.

Orpheum Theatre

842 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014   Directions

(877) 677-4386

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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.

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