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Address: 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2807
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+1 213-388-1400

The Wiltern Theatre first opened its doors to movie crowds on October 7th,...

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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Fancy Theatre

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... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 the floor level it was just a bunch of typical stackable chairs, zip tied together... More 

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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 a beer in a plastic cup. Was the concert worth it even if I couldn't... More 

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Tucson AZ
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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 it for early entry and pre-access to the clubby bar with memorabilia and delicious catered... More 

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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 sex acts on stage and exhortations for "balls and dicks" - not a lot of... More 

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Malibu, California
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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 it could have seats) No bad seats in the reserved seats in mezzanine. Some cocktail... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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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 UK, I expect to be able to stand near the stage amongst a usually dense... More 

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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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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I've been to many shows here. Sound is good near the board and up front, but a little muddied in the back and lacks impact up in the balcony. If you have GA tickets there are usually VIP tables available to buy if you want sit and relax. Expensive but worth it if your feet or back are aching! Good... More 

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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

I bought "reserved" seats in the upper floor, not the GA downstairs. (Perfume from Japan - great concert but that's Perfume) The Wiltern is clean, well maintained, good staff, and a nicer area of Los Angeles. There is great Wiltern parking next door. Do not enter the Ralph's entrance. Use the venue entrance. (The Ralph's parking is messy and noticed... More 


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