Pantages Theatre

Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles: Address, Phone Number, Pantages Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Pantages Theatre
4.5
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Opened in 1930 by a vaudeville magnate, the interior of this famous theater is one of the most stunning examples of high ornate Art Deco architecture in Los Angeles. Groups of 10 or more can save on ticket prices and ticketmaster fees when they book directly through our Group Sales department.
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Neighbourhood: Hollywood
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.
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4.5
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Trevor P
Regina, Canada439 contributions
Mar. 2022
This is a beautiful theatre, designed like the classics! Came specifically to see Hamilton, and as soon as you walk in the door you are met with an incredible theatre atmosphere, it immerses you in the experience. Seats are comfortable, views were pretty good.
Written 7 March 2022
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Kelli
Keller, TX646 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
I came to see Hamilton - not my first time to see the show by any means, but my first time at this theatre. This place is absolutely gorgeous! Women’s restrooms are on either side of the lobby, as well as on the mezzanine level. Alcohol must be consumed in the designated lounge areas, but water/sodas/snacks can be taken to the seat. Proof of vaccination is required to enter, and masks must be worn the entire time unless actively taking a bite or sip. The sight lines are lovely in this venue, making every seat a good view.
Written 5 December 2021
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Shanelle
Santa Monica, CA2,358 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
Venerable theater for musicals. I grew up coming here to watch shows (i.e. Wicked, Book of Mormon, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and most recently, Hamilton) and have always had a fantastic experience. The venue is gorgeous and the acoustics are great. Metered street parking - come earlier to find a spot and give yourself enough time to walk over. Bathrooms are available on the ground floor by the bar area. There’s a concession stand with snacks like candy alongside the merch.

During masks are required to be worn during the entirety of the show and proof of vaccination is shown prior to security. You’ll scan your tickets at the front (note that there are five lines) and then you’re in. There are a ton of great shows that come through the theater, and you’ll have a great time.
Written 27 November 2021
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65oski
Irvine, CA516 contributions
Nov. 2021
Tuesday evening performance of Hamilton. COVID checks at entry, masks required. Good seats in second row of balcony gave excellent view of stage, good sound. Arrived at 7:45 for 8:00 show, no trouble getting to our seats.
Getting out was fast and easy. We had reserved parking on Vine and were in our car and heading home 10 minutes after the show ended.
Written 10 November 2021
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JTinLA
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Oct. 2020
I've had the opportunity to see a number of great shows at The Pantages (Cats, Wicked, Les Mis, etc.). This venue always impresses. In fact, it blows other established venues away (Dorothy Chandler, Wiltern, etc.). I'm always disappointed when going to the LA Opera at how minimalist and unimpressive that venue is. The Pantages is impressive visually, great seating and service. If you have a chance to catch a show here (of any type), it is definitely worth the experience.
Written 20 April 2021
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elizabethlascheid
Culver City, CA4,327 contributions
Feb. 2020
The Pantages in Hollywood is still the best venue to see a musical in all of Los Angeles, if not all of California. You don't have to go to New York to see all the Broadway shows you have yearned to see. Sure, you have to wait a bit for them to come to LA and sometimes it is the touring cast, but they are amazing.

Everything about the Pantages is wonderful. It is on Hollywood Blvd., right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Great places to dine or grab a burger are all within walking distance. There is ample parking for a fee.

The place is just beautiful, kept in great condition it still has the interior or Art Deco from the 40's and the place is kept spotless. The service there is just great. Everyone is kind and just wants you to have the best time.

Also, the pricing at the Pantages is within reach for most people. Tickets start at about 50$ US for the far back and from 100-300 for the very front. But the thing about the Pantages is that it is not huge so there really is not a bad seat in the house. The sound is updated. You will love it.

My last outing, we go a lot, was in February, right before the Covid lock-down, was with my grandson, who I am always with, to see Frozen. The lead singer was magical. The entire production was magical. We had to the best time and so will you.

It is closed right now because of Covid, but will start selling tickets for early next year very soon. See you there.
Written 18 May 2020
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queenr0ck
Manchester, UK23 contributions
May 2019
We saw the Aladdin Musical at the Pantages Theatre. It is a beautiful building with lovely interior. The staff were friendly and the seating is well organised. There is a pay and display next door to use. Lovely trip to the theatre.
Written 30 April 2020
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mercedcampgirl
Orange, CA1,002 contributions
Feb. 2020
We have seen many productions at the Pantages Theater and have never once been disappointed with this venue. We just saw "The Simon and Garfunkle Story" there, and the sound was amazing! The art deco everywhere is eye candy, and the parking was easy peasy.

One word of warning: we got our parking ticket online at ParkWhiz and paid $10. When we pulled into the lot (watch for yellow and black signs for the Pantages/Avalon Bars parking), just around the corner on Vine Street and behind the theater, they were charging $30 CASH ONLY. Wow, we saved $20 by getting our ticket online. I had printed it out, and the attendant waved us in and told us to put the printout on our dashboard. For those who don't get their ticket online and don't have the cash, there is an ATM machine next to the lot kiosk.

There are plenty of ushers in the theatre, even in the restrooms to make sure things are moving quickly and efficiently.

If you have extra time, it's interesting to walk along the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd. and also on Vine Street looking at the sidewalk stars of Hollywood celebrities. Also right there on Vine is the iconic Capitol Records building, the world's first circular office building.

The lobby is art deco-gorgeous...take time to look around!
Written 23 February 2020
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Mary B
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Jan. 2020
I went to see both Aladdin and Frozen at this theatre. This is a beautiful place. Like most theatres built during this time the seats are small and if you are bigger you will very likely be uncomfortable.

They do allow food into the theatre so that can ruin the ambiance a bit especially after intermission when the most snacking is taking place.

Parking is not great because this is directly in the middle of the walk of fame so if you have a show prepare to arrive early so that you can find a good place. Just know the street parking is max of 2 hours and most show run longer than that so it might be best to just pay to park in the nearby garages.
Written 14 February 2020
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Noreen C
Oxnard, CA25 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
Amazing play, good seating no matter where you sit. Small theatre, sound is amazing. Highly recommended for adults or children
Written 14 January 2020
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