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Wiltern Theatre

3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2807
+1 213-388-1400
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Fantastic music venue in LA

The Wiltern is a fabulous music venue located in Koreatown, LA. I’ve seen many shows here and I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
karula76
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Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Vintage vibes and great production

Lovely venue for the Deadmau5 performance of “where’s the drop”. Wonderful staff and very friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hillary l
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2807
Central L.A
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+1 213-388-1400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wiltern is a fabulous music venue located in Koreatown, LA. I’ve seen many shows here and I never miss the opportunity to return. With great sound quality, excellent view from any seat, and easy parking in the area, the Wiltern is one of my...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely venue for the Deadmau5 performance of “where’s the drop”. Wonderful staff and very friendly from the security at the door to the food and beverage servers. Well organized event, great production, and super cool vintage theater!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The theater shares a parking structure with Ralph’s supermarket; turning into it was quite chaotic. We entered through the north of two gates on Oxford Street and self parked for $25+$1 using credit card. Saw several quick eating choices like Waba Grill close by, a...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We actually left early while seeing our favorite bands because the sound was so awful. The horns were sharp and hurt our ears. The theatre itself is beautiful. Not exactly in the best part of town but we didn't tell unsafe.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I haven’t been to the Wiltern for a concert for a couple of years. This time I sat in the Lodge. The seat was great. The sound pretty clear and the view was excellent. I have seen Saint motel in San Francisco and Sacramento in...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Attended a Hanson concert here at Christmas time. Hanson fans are pretty serious about lining up and what order people get inside. The staff was super accommodating about keeping all the lines straight. Once inside, the venue was breathtaking. I'm super glad I was able...More

Thank Laura C
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

I saw Liam Gallagher this week and the theatre was intimate, had reserved seating as well as General Admission and full service bars. Historic Art Deco Los Angeles landmark.

Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I've been here twice now and the first time i had floor seating and it was great, i did not feel over crowded at all. The only let down from my first experience was a few drunk girls behind us but they did not bother...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Great venue in general. Art Deco design is very nice. Music sound and acoustics are good. Let downs are the toilets flooded with urine and it's $16 for a beer. That to me is absolute robbery and then the bartender wants a tip? Nah mate.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The Venue: Definitely a historic theater in LA. Love love love the interior of the theater, beautiful ceiling, unique deco. It's a mid size theater, even 2nd floor has good view of the stage. The Staffs: Very friendly. To make buying alcohol more efficiently, they...More

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Edith S
30 March 2018|
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Response from Tom R | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how many bands are playing. Usually the headliner won't come on before 9pm. The Box Office can answer each show's specific time estimates. Most accurate info is Box Office night of show.
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sandra m
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Did the VIP lounge and parking. It gave you underground parking directly under the theatre so you entered on the bottom floor. They did make us feel special by offering us champagne in the garage as we entered the lounge... More
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