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Address: 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2807
Phone Number: +1 213-388-1400
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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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Classic art deco theatre

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I was here for the Perfume concert which was an incredible experience. However they said the doors open at 7:00 but we didn't start moving until 7:30. We had to stay an extra half hour in the cold outside. A group cut the line behind us when the line split up due to keeping traffic inlets unblocked. So unfair because... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I've been coming to the Wiltern for years and it's still one of my favorite places to see a show. It's really beautiful inside, the sound is great and there really isn't a bad place to stand. The last time I was here was to see a comedian and there was assigned seating, but usually, it's general admission. There is... More 

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El Paso, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I attended the Wiltern for a BABYMETAL concert, and it was excellent, if not a little different. The floor is divided up into sections, which is somewhat unique for a venue of this type, but it worked out in the end. I was in the pit up front and was as close to the stage as I've ever been. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We were in LA visiting from Australia and wanted to see a rock concert for the experience. We saw Generation Axe (which was average). The Wiltern is a well appointed historic theatre which reminded me somewhat of Sydney's wonderful State Theatre. The seats are comfortable, the staff are friendly and you feel like it's a big occasion just being there.... More 

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