We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6136 (Formerly Kodak Theater)
Phone Number:
+1 323-308-6363

Home of the Academy Awards, Kodak Theater offers a 30-minute guided tour...

Home of the Academy Awards, Kodak Theater offers a 30-minute guided tour that includes a visit to the theater, VIP room and Oscar history.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Hollywood Sightseeing Tour from Orange County
More Info
and up
Glamorous Highlights Tour of Los Angeles
More Info
and up
Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 760 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 157
  • 153
    Very good
  • 48
  • 14
  • 5
Good experience but a bit pricey

It is the Dolby Theatre so every movie fan should be thrilled. However, I am a little bit disappointed. The tour was too short (about 25 minutes), too ordinary and too expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
San Francisco, California
Add Photo Write a Review

760 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 377: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across the tour of Dolby theatre whilst taking pictures of the staircase leading up to it! Tour was fantastic, just getting to stand on the stage where the oscars are handed out is truly an amazing experience! Highly recommend this tour its only half hour but well worth it. No photos in certain areas but you can take plenty... More 

Thank Melissa S
Kolomna, Russia
Level Contributor
171 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland Center shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies (the Oscars), initially held there in... More 

Thank DmitryCH67
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
173 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went here for the Latin AMA's and the venue is great. Excellent location, comfort and great size for any event. Centrally located on Hollywood Blvd adjacent to shops, restaurants and many other tourist things to see and do. Views are great from any seats, excellent sound system as well.

Thank made1024
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I co-host an Oscar party every year so this was amazing for me! Yes, it was $22 for 30 minutes but totally worth it! We got to go on the stage, sit in the seats, go to the VIP area, see an actual Oscar---just fun! Our guide was informative and engaging too. Highly recommend if you're considering... More 

Thank Anne H
Level Contributor
71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We took a half hour tour 'behind the scenes' at the Dolby Theatre, home to the Oscars. The small group tour explained where the attendees come in from the red carpet on Oscar night and explains how the whole building was designed for stars to see and ;be seen'. A replica Oscar was on hand but only behind a glass... More 

1 Thank WineTravelandSong
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is the Dolby Theatre so every movie fan should be thrilled. However, I am a little bit disappointed. The tour was too short (about 25 minutes), too ordinary and too expensive. We saw nothing unique (except the auditorium). The lights were turned off causing the main attraction to be poorly visible. We did not hear anything special as well.... More 

Thank Acidov
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Paid $40 for 20 minute tour . Went to main theatre for 2 minute talk . Can't take photos , not worth it .

Thank Ganagana358
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've seen both a live comedian and a Cirque du Soleil show at the Dolby Theatre and it was an excellent venue for both. All the seats have excellent views of the stage and the acoustics are great. I prefer the Orchestra section for the best viewing experience, but I suspect some of the box seats also have nice views.

Thank vaughnromero
Ladson, South Carolina
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great to see where the Oscars are awarded and to walk where so many famous stars have trod. Tour was very informative.

Thank crieder58
Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
108 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We did a tour of the theatre, the theatre is interesting but more interesting is the history around the oscars! If you enjoy watching the oscars it's amazing to see the stage, where they sit etc, if your not into the oscars it would be interesting but not a must see!

Thank Britty1507

Travellers who viewed Dolby Theatre also viewed


Been to Dolby Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dolby Theatre and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Dolby Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Hollywood

Neighbourhood Profile
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
Explore this neighbourhood