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Dolby Theatre

6801 Hollywood Boulevard

About The Theatre:
The Dolby® Theatre will serve as an ongoing showcase for the latest innovations in Dolby entertainment technology, including Dolby® Atmos™, a breakthrough audio technology that delivers the most natural, life-like sensory experience. The Dolby Theatre also features Dolby 3D, a state-of-the-art imaging solution that provides audiences with a superior 3D experience. Dolby will continue to update the 180,000-square-foot, 3,400-seat Dolby Theatre with cutting edge technologies, ensuring that Dolby Theatre sets the stage for entertainment technology as host of the world's biggest movie premieres, events, and performances, for years to come.

As a first class live entertainment venue, Dolby Theatre has hosted a range of prestigious artists and events including IRIS by Cirque du Soleil, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Prince, Elvis Costello, Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick, Jr., Melissa Etheridge, Dixie Chicks, Tyler Perry, American Ballet Theatre and various touring Broadway productions.

Notable television and awards events at Dolby Theatre have included the American Idol finals, AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards to Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and George Lucas, Daytime Emmy Awards, ESPY Awards and BET Awards.

For the theatergoer, the Dolby Theatre experience begins on Hollywood Boulevard, where a towering portal, designed by Rockwell, serves as the grand entrance to the theatre, which is set back from the street. A two-story Awards Walk, featuring backlit glass plaques for each Best Picture Oscar® winner on a series of limestone portals, leads up a sweeping staircase with red mosaic tile to the main entrance.

The five-level theatre lobby is centered by a grand spiral staircase with cherrywood balustrades, topped by an oval, uplit silvery dome. Certain lobby design elements were inspired by Michelangelo’s Campodiglio in Rome and Busby Berkeley’s choreography. Twenty-six spectacular images of famous Oscar® winners including Grace Kelly, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts are permanently displayed on four lobby levels as photographic transparencies on clear plexiglass hung in front of shimmering beaded “silver screen” panels.


Kristy Green

Friday, July 27, 2018
Fortunately I was there for an event along with over 3,000 other people, which is the best value for your dollar as far as seeing the Dolby Theatre. The seats were nothing special and I've seen nicer drink holder set ups in regular movie theatres, but what is nice is the expansiveness of the theatre in total. The sound and lighting quality was awesome.

Cassandra Y.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
The Theater: Beautiful & classy theater. That is where they do the Oscar. Huge theater, lots of seating. Unfortunately, no big screen TV in the theater, therefore, if you are sitting at the mezzanine, you might have hard time seeing the performers on the stage. Total 5 floors in the theater and yes they do have elevators. There are bars at every level, however, they do need more bartenders because almost every floor has long line waiting. Unfortunately, they can't handle all the people during intermission. The Service: All the staffs are very friendly & professional. The Parking: Hollywood & Highland parking structure. Unfortunately, the theater doesn't validate the parking. However, if you dine at any of the restaurants, they can validate the parking for you. Or I just go to Starbucks and get a coffee, they are more than happy to validate the parking too.

Andrew H

Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Did the tour, totally worth the twenty bucks paid. Our tour guide Andy was absolutely a top notch 5 star guide. Great to see the behind the scenes of the theatre. 100% recommended

Rosa Zorrilla

Saturday, July 21, 2018
I enjoyed my visit very much. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The people were very friendly while seating people. Enjoyed Kathy Griffin's performance tremendously; she was hilarious as ever. Loved her!!!!!

Shaun Geddes

Sunday, April 22, 2018
An iconic building that needs to be visited while in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The guided tour is the only way to see the theatre and the stories and insight the guide gave us were fantastic. Any questions that he could not answer he just used his radio to ask the other people who had been working there for over 40 years and the answered immediately. The beautiful theatre is even better in real life.

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Upcoming Events at Dolby Theatre

Show: Los Polinesios

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 at 4:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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