Los Angeles Arts

Los Angeles Arts

Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles Arts

Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Los Angeles is one of the world’s great Arts cities. Its Getty Center, Getty Villa, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Hammer Museum, Broad Museum, Grammy Museum and California African American Museum leave no stone unturned in artistic breadth and scope. Its Disney Concert Hall, Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, Dolby Theater, Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, Microsoft Theater, The Forum, Kirk Douglas Theater, Shrine Auditorium and Royce Hall venues accommodate Broadway plays, huge and midsize concerts with equal aplomb.

GRAMMY Museum
DESCRIPTION: A 30,000-square foot venue of films, memorabilia and multimedia exhibits that celebrate the power of recorded music; 1ST FLOOR introduces you to a small sample of what’s to come, then take the elevator up; 2ND FLOOR – witness The Making of a GRAMMY Moment shot backstage during the 50th Annual GRAMMY telecast with Tina Turner and Beyonce’ up close in the 200-seat GRAMMY Sound Stage; a priceless collection of GRAMMY artist photos and videos by artists like Marvin Gaye and touring exhibits; 3RD FLOOR – a behind the scenes look into the art and technology of the recording process as told by musicians, producers and engineers; 4TH FLOOR – keystone exhibits are the interactive touch-table sample of American music genres and the Michael Jackson Tribute
ADMISSION: Adults $15, Students w/ID and Age 65+ $12, Ages 6-17 and military $11, ages 5 and under enter free
DAYS & HOURS: 10a-6p
ADDRESS: 800 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on the premises for $15-20
RAPID TRANSIT: 12th-Flower Metro Station
PHONE: box office 213-765-6803
WEBSITE: http://www.grammymuseum.org

Museum of Contemporary Art
DESCRIPTION: Arata Isozaki’s wondrous pyramid and barrel-vaulted ceiling design draws you in to this venue from many angles; founded in 1979, MOCA Los Angeles is committed to the collection and presentation of art work produced since 1940 in all media; it features over 5,000 works by artists that include Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenberg, Mark Rothko, Robert Therrien and Roy Thurston; the gift store is a bounty of innovative objects and art books
ADMISSION: Adults $8, Students with ID $5, Age 65+ $5, Children under 12 Free
DAYS & HOURS: Mon, Fri 11a–5p, Thu 11a–8p is Free, Sat-Sun 11a–6p
ADDRESS: 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: garage under premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Civic Center Metro Station
PHONE: 213-621-2766
WEBSITE: http://www.moca-la.org

Hollywood Museum
DESCRIPTION: Hosted in the Max Factor Building, the museum features an astonishing collection of Hollywood memorabilia; the exterior and lobby are Art Deco gems with marble, crystal chandeliers, and pastel hues suggestive of cinematic glitter; four floors of exhibits are crowded with thousands of artifacts from the earliest movie days to the latest blockbusters; Max Factor was the premier make-up man of Hollywood.
ADMISSION: Adults $15, Seniors and Ages 12 and below $12
DAYS & HOURS: Wed-Sun 10a-5p
ADDRESS: 1660 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises and nearby streets
RAPID TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station
PHONE: 323-464-7776
WEBSITE: http://thehollywoodmuseum.com

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
DESCRIPTION: Expansions on 20-acres and a 100,000 artwork collection make LACMA one of the largest encyclopedic museums that is well used by this pacesetter of artistic diversity; the Ahmanson and Hammer Buildings are legacy venues to many distinguished permanent collections for European Renaissance Classics, African, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Costume, Textile, Photography, Print & Drawings art; the Pavilion for Japanese Art represents the largest specialized collection of its type in America; the solar panel-covered Grand Entrance, linear palm gardens and a concourse unifies its constituent parts with the Broad Contemporary Art Museum designed by Renzo Piano — a light-filled design that engages the visitor with critically lauded masterpieces
ADMISSION: Adults $12, Ages 62+ & Students with ID $8, Ages 17 and under Free
DAYS & HOURS: Mon, Tue, Thu Noon-8p; Fri Noon-9p; Sat-Sun 11a-8p
ADDRESS: 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street and parking across the street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-857-6000
WEBSITE: http://www.lacma.org

Craft and Folk Art Museum
DESCRIPTION: One experiences folk art & craft exhibitions that range from the historical to contemporary, traditional to eclectic in this nearly 5,000 square foot building; a visit is always an enlightening because it presents slices of the artistic merger between social order and individual creativity while offering insight into global lifestyles; craft collectors will appreciate the the many gift shop books, jewelry, pendants and baubles.
ADMISSION: Adults $5, Seniors & Students with ID $3, Age 11 and under Free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed & Fri 11a-5p, Thu 11a-7p, Sat & Sun 12p-6p
ADDRESS: 5814 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on street
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 323-937-4230
WEBSITE: http://www.cafam.org

UCLA Hammer Museum
DESCRIPTION: The former Getty Oil baron bequeath this treasure chest for art lovers with historical and contemporary art exhibitions, music, dance, poetry, symposiums and gallery tours.
ADMISSION: $10 Adults, $5 Age 65+, Thursdays Free
DAYS & HOURS: Tue, Sat, Sun 12a-7p; Wed-Fri 12a-9p
ADDRESS: 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-443-7000
WEBSITE: http://www.hammer.ucla.edu

Getty Center
DESCRIPTION: World-class art collections ranging from Greek and Roman antiquities to postmodernist Western art are opulent and bombastic; you could spend a week seeing every captivating exhibit at leisure pace; to find what’s most appealing to you in a 4 or 5-hour visit, review the Getty website to pre-select exhibits and plan to dine at the café or restaurant on premises; guests are required to park at a designated lot just off the 405 Freeway, then catch the Automated People Mover up to the museum – even the ride is a treat of landscape views.
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Thu 10a-6p, Fri-Sat 10a-9p, Sun 10a-6p
ADMISSION: Free
ADDRESS: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: $10 per car, cash only
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 310-440-7300
WEBSITE: http://www.getty.edu/museum

Hollywood Bowl
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1922, it’s
 one of the largest and most famous amphitheaters in the world; having a seating capacity of 18,000, it is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and hosts Jazz, Blues, Soul, Reggae and Hip-Hop concerts; Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and the Jackson Five performed here; an only in LA experience!
BOX OFFICE: book online
ADDRESS: 2301 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: parking is limited, so catch the shuttle from Hollywood & Highland Lot at Orange Avenue for a small fee
RAPID TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station, then shuttle from Orange Avenue side of Hollywood & Highland Complex
PHONE: 323-850-2000
WEBSITE: http://www.hollywoodpalladium.com

Greek Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1929, fully restored and nestled at an entrance to Griffith Park, this award-winning 5,800-seat amphitheatre hosts Soul, Pop, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Reggae and Rock; War, Tower of Power, Alicia Keys, Tina Turner and Santana are just a few big artists who have graced the stage;
 nicely tuned sound system for great acoustics in its wooded hills and excellent site lines make this a Class A concert venue; wheelchair accessible seating; since only Vermont Street leads to the theatre, allow extra patience exiting shows.
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri Noon-6p, Sat-Sun 10a-4p; all tickets purchased at Greek Theatre Box Office are subject to handling fees
ADDRESS: 2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises, including valet
RAPID TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station, then shuttle from Orange Avenue side of Hollywood & Highland Complex
PHONE: 323-665-1927
WEBSITE: http://www.greektheatrela.com

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1964, the acclaimed venue is home for the Los Angeles Opera and Music Center Dance; seating 3,197, this venue is one of the 3 largest performing arts centers in the nation and one of the two anchors of the Music Center of Los Angeles County.
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises and lot across the street
RAPID TRANSIT: Civic Center Metro Station
PHONE: 213-972-7211
WEBSITE: http://www.musiccenter.org

Mark Taper Forum
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1967, this 752-seat theatre is part of the Center Theatre Group, features small plays like those by August Wilson other acclaimed playwrights.
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: paid parking on the premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Civic Center Metro Station
PHONE: 213-972-7211
WEBSITE: http://www.musiccenter.org

Ahmanson Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened 1967 and renovated in 1994, it seats 1,400 to 2,000, depending on the drama, musical, comedy or classic revival by the Center Theatre Group
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Civic Center Metro Station
PHONE: 213-972-7211
WEBSITE: http://www.musiccenter.org

Walt Disney Concert Hall
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2003, this architectural eye-candy is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; you’ll feel good just standing next to this marvel, just like Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man; the complete venue encompasses a spectacular modern 2,265-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, two small outdoor amphitheaters, and public gardens with ornamental landscaping.
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA MAP
RAPID TRANSIT: Civic Center Metro Station
PHONE: 
213-972-7211
WEBSITE: http://www.musiccenter.org

Microsoft Theater at LA LIVE
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 2007, this 7,100-seat venue hits the sweet-spot attracting the biggest national acts, while offering intimacy and acoustics common to theatres half its size — no seat is more than 220 feet from the stage; exceptional amenities include 4 levels of concessions, pre and post-events for VIPS; it has hosted the American Music Awards, BET, American Idol Finales, ESPY Awards, Emmy Awards, concerts like Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Kayne West and Michael Jackson’s This Is It movie premiere.
BOX OFFICE: 3 hours prior to events
ADDRESS: 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: garage onsite and less expensive parking on nearby lots
RAPID TRANSIT: Pico Metro Station
PHONE: 213-763-6020‎
WEBSITE: http://www.microsofttheater.com

Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1926 as America’s largest theater with 6,300 seats, the Arabian-influenced design is an engineering marvel that features a huge proscenium stage; the cantilevered balcony built without pillars seats more patrons than the floor can seat without an obstructed viewing from any seat; renovations have upgraded seats, stage, lighting and sound system; today it hosts the People’s Choice Awards, NAACP Image Awards and numerous concerts; Michael Jackson catapulted to mega-stardom here with his Motown Billie Jean performance in 1983
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 665 Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: paid lot next door
RAPID TRANSIT: Jefferson-USC Metro Station
PHONE: 213-748-5116
WEBSITE: http://www.shrineauditorium.com

Wiltern Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Opened in 1929, the Art Deco neon marquee calls attention to a stunning landmark that combines a retail performing arts with a dramatic 12-story office tower; the entrance is marked by a richly decorated lobby of mahogany doors and other intricate details; its flexible configurations support 1,000 to 2,000 seats.
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: parking garage on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Wilshire-Western Metro Station
PHONE: 213-388-1400
WEBSITE: http://www.wiltern.com

Dolby Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Glimpse the glamour and technical sophistication of the world’s most photographed theatre; see how award shows are produced in this astounding venue designed and optimized to host the Academy Awards; ever wish you could be one of the 3,300 attendees at the Academy Awards? A 30-minute guided walking tour is available.
BOX OFFICE: 3 hours before events; tours Adults $15, ages 3 to 12 $10
DAYS & HOURS: daily from 10a-2:30p, tours depart every 15 minutes
ADDRESS: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: Hollywood-Highland Metro Station
PHONE: tickets 323-308-6300
WEBSITE: http://www.dolbytheatre.com

Pantages Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1930, this magnificent palace is as star-studded as the movie premieres it hosted for many years and remains a joy to behold today; Howard Hughes bought it in 1949 and in the 1950s, it hosted early Academy Awards and the Emmy Awards were held here until 1977; a superb renovation brought new vigor to its Art Deco lobby and auditorium ceiling lined with ornate gold leaf hovering over 2,691 lush seats that render jaw-dropping stage views; as a venue for Broadway musicals, it has hosted Bubbling Brown Sugar, Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, The King & I, Peter Pan, Les Miserables, Wicked and concerts such as Patti LaBelle; it appears in Michael Jackson’s You Are Not Alone video.
BOX OFFICE: opens daily at 10a
ADDRESS: 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: parking lots nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: Hollywood-Vine Metro Station
PHONE: 323-468-1770 or 323-468-1700
WEBSITE: http://hollywoodpantages.com

Hollywood Palladium
DESCRIPTION: Since 1940, it began as a palace for dining and big band dancing; this popular venue configured to seat 4,000 people, has hosted events a year that range from private parties, concerts to award shows; Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Rolling Stones and James Brown; last renovated in 2008.
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 6215 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: parking lots nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: Hollywood-Vine Metro Station
PHONE: 323-962-7600
WEBSITE: http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com

Kirk Douglas Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1947, as a modern movie palace with seating of 1,160 with no overhanging balcony, the Culver Theatre (as it was previously named) was located near the Columbia Pictures studio lot; with its recent renovation, the venue operates as an enjoyable regional performing arts center managed by Center Theatre Group
BOX OFFICE: online purchase recommended
ADDRESS: 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA MAP
PARKING: lots and garages nearby
RAPID TRANSIT: Culver City Metro Station
PHONE: 213-628-2772
WEBSITE: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/theatres/douglas

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