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Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Ticket Information

Box Office Hours
Monday: 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Tickets
Purchase tickets online, at the theatre box office, or by phone at 800-982-2787.

Group Tickets
Book by phone at 323-463-4367.


Location


About This Theatre

In the heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, right down the block from Vine Street, stands the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. It’s a fitting location: The Pantages has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world’s entertainment capital.

The Hollywood Pantages has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it’s one of Los Angeles’ leading homes of legitimate theatre (the five highest-grossing weeks in L.A.’s theatrical history were all shows at the Pantages) and a favorite “location” for tv shows, movies, and music videos. In the past, it has been a movie house, with live vaudeville acts between features as well as the site of many gala premieres and “spectaculars.” For ten years the Hollywood Pantages Theatre was the home of the glittering Academy Awards Presentations.

The Hollywood Pantages has 2,703 seats and is one of The Nederlander Organization‘s two theatres in Los Angeles.

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Policies

Payment
American Express, Mastercard, Visa and cash are accepted for ticket purchases at the box office.

Refunds/Exchanges
The Hollywood Pantages Theatre does not provide ticket refunds nor exchanges.

Dress Code
There is no dress code at the theatre. Attire should be comfortable and appropriate.

Children
All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Children under 5 are not permitted in the theatre unless otherwise noted on individual show pages. Some shows or events do have a different age policy than the standard theatre policy, so please check the show page before you attend.

Late Seating
Patrons not in their seats when the performance begins are subject to a seating hold and will be seated at the discretion of theatre management at an appropriate time during the show.  Seating holds vary by show.  We offer monitors in the lobby for late arriving patrons.

Smoking
Smoking (including e-cigarettes), is prohibited in the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Patrons who wish to smoke at intermission may exit the theatre so as long as they have their ticket stub or e-ticket with them when exiting theatre. Tickets MUST be presented upon re-entry.


Amenities

Concessions
There are three bars located in the main lobby where various mixed drinks, sodas and beer can be purchased. Our largest bar is located to the left of the front doors as you enter the theatre and two additional mezzanine bars are located at the top of the steps on either side of the theatre.

The bars begin serving patrons one hour before the performance begins.
Additionally, a large concession stand in the main lobby has a selection of small snacks and beverages available for purchase.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted inside the seating area.

Restrooms
Women’s Restrooms are located on either side of the lobby and at the top of the stairs on the West side of the Mezzanine.

Men’s Restrooms can be found on the East side of the lobby in both the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.

A single accessible, all-gender restroom is available on the ground level on the east end of the colonnade, near door 1.

Additionally, accessible restrooms are available in the lower alcove on the east end of the main lobby with the assistance of an electronic lift.

There is no elevator in the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and the mezzanine (2nd) Level is accessible only by stairs.

Merchandise
Show merchandise sales are based on availability and are at the discretion of the individual shows.


Security

Patron Security
For the protection of our patrons, theatre managers and private security personnel are on duty during all performances.

Bag Checks
All bags will be inspected upon arrival. Luggage, shopping bags and other large packages that will not fit comfortably with you at your seat will not be allowed inside the theatre. For your convenience, please make other arrangements for these items before arriving. The Hollywood Pantages does not have a bag check. Do not leave your personal bags (purses, backpacks) unattended while in the theatre.

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Accessible Seating

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

Accessible seating is only available in the orchestra level. There is no elevator in the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, and the mezzanine (2nd) Level is accessible only by stairs. There are 31 steps up to the mezzanine and 44 total to the rear of the mezzanine.

If you prefer, you may also submit your accessible ticket request for any performance by email at [email protected] or by phone at (323) 468-1782 Monday-Friday 11am-5pm. Please allow up to 48 hours for return calls.


Wheelchair-accessible Restroom

A single accessible, all-gender restroom is available on the ground level on the east end of the colonnade, near door 1.

Additionally, accessible restrooms are available in the lower alcove on the east end of the main lobby with the assistance of an electronic lift.


Policy on Guide Dogs and Service Animals

Our theatre welcomes service animals, which are dogs and miniature horses that are trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability.  Emotional support animals, comfort animals, therapy animals, and pets are not permitted.  Service animals must be leashed or harnessed at all times, and will share the seating area of the person with a disability, as aisles and walkways must be kept clear for safety.


Assisted Listening Devices

Several sound amplification options are available at no cost.

1. New: Induction Loop installed for patrons. Simply set your device to the Telecoil feature, and adjust volume accordingly. We also offer a limited number of T-coil loop receivers for patrons with no personal device.

2. Infrared Listening System and the follow headsets are also available:

  • Sound Associates – SA650H Headset / receiver (95kHz)
  • Sennheiser – RI250 / RI150 headset / receiver (2.3 MHz)
  • Sound Associates – SA1502P Pendant receiver with neck loop – (2.3 MHz)

Visit the Audience Services desk in the lobby to learn more and to check out a device by leaving a driver’s license or other ID.

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Hollywood Pantages Theatre HistoryIn the heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, right down the block from Vine Street, stands the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. It’s a fitting location: The Pantages has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world’s entertainment capital.

The Hollywood Pantages has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it’s one of Los Angeles’ leading homes of legitimate theatre (the five highest-grossing weeks in L.A.’s theatrical history were all shows at the Pantages) and a favorite “location” for tv shows, movies and music videos. In the past, it has been a movie house, with live vaudeville acts between features as well as the site of many gala premieres and “spectaculars.” For ten years the Hollywood Pantages Theatre was the home of the glittering Academy Awards Presentations.

The Hollywood Pantages was primarily a movie house for several decades. In 1949 came Howard Hughes, acquiring the theatre through RKO, changing its name to the RKO Pantages and setting up offices there. (His upstairs apartment and screening room are today theatre offices, and Hughes’ ghost is among several rumored to frequent the building once the audience leaves.)

Starting in 1953, television cameras brought the Oscars – and Hollywood Pantages Theatre – to America’s living rooms. Its hosts included such notables as Fred Astaire, Danny Kaye, Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis. Frank Sinatra was honored as Best Supporting Actor in 1954, receiving one of eight Oscars awarded that year to “From Here to Eternity”. Grace Kelly took home her award as Best Actress for The Country Girl in 1955, just a year before she left Hollywood to become Her Serene Highness, Princess Grace of Monaco.

Pacific Theatres bought the Hollywood Pantages from RKO in December 1967, leading to a refurbishment and reopening of the theatre sections closed down during the Hughes reign. The much-anticipated Music Center raised nearly $400,000 there in 1963 at a $250 per seat premiere of “Cleopatra”.

In 1977, the Nederlander Organization came in as Pacific’s partner and gave the Hollywood Pantages another overhaul before re-opening it as a legitimate theatre with Bubbling Brown Sugar in February 1977. When The Nederlander Organization heard that the Walt Disney Company was seeking a home for its Los Angeles production of The Lion King, Chairman James M. Nederlander locked up a Pantages booking by agreeing to a substantial renovation. It was time, thought Nederlander, to get the theatre looking more like it did in 1930. The theatre was restored to its original luster in time for the highly-anticipated L.A. Premiere of Disney’s The Lion King.

While the use of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre may have changed over the years, the theatre does not appear all that different today. After several touch-ups over the years, the Hollywood Boulevard showplace was renovated at the turn of the 21st century to recapture its 1930 look and luxury. When the theatre reopened in September 2000, some 300 people had repainted nearly every inch of the theatre, restored its outer lobby and missing chandeliers, refurbished its walls and prepared it for the new century.

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