Hollywood Pantages Theatre
Located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd., ½ block east of the fabled corner of Hollywood & Vine, sits the historic Hollywood Pantages Theatre, one of the most iconic venues in the Western U.S. The largest and grandest of the movie palaces from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the Hollywood Pantages is now Southern California’s preeminent showplace for live blockbuster Broadway entertainment.
About Hollywood Pantages Theatre
The Pantages Theatre is owned and operated by The Nederlander Organization. Founded by David T. Nederlander, the Nederlander Organization began in 1912 with the purchase of a 99-year lease on the old Detroit Opera House. Now into their third generation of theatre development, ownership, management and production, the Nederlander Organization is clearly one of the largest, most experienced operators of live theatre in the world. Under the guidance of its Chairman, James M. Nederlander, the company owns and/or operates more than 20 stage venues worldwide. In 1981, the Nederlander Organization bailed out the financially-ailing Los Angeles Civic Light Opera. While many of these productions continued to light up the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles County Music Center, as available windows for booking shows at those venues became smaller and smaller, the Nederlanders eventually opted to utilize the Pantages to house the LACLO season of shows. Again and again, the Nederlander Organization proved that its flagship venue -- the Pantages Theatre -- could successfully draw big audiences to Hollywood; in fact, the 1984-85 engagement of "La Cage Aux Folles" became the longest running legit show in the Pantages Theatre’s history, and broke a number of Los Angeles box office records. In 2000, the Nederlander Organization poured more than $10 million into an extensive renovation of its landmark Pantages Theatre. When the theatre re-opened to the public in September of 2000, it was to herald the Los Angeles premiere of Disney’s The Lion King," the blockbuster hit musical which would go on to run over 2 years at the Pantages Theatre, breaking all previous attendance records. Two long-running engagements helped solidify the Pantages growing reputation as the go-to venue for blockbuster Broadway entertainment. For most of 2003, Jason Alexander and Martin Short headlined the musical smash, "The Producers – The New Mel Brooks Musical." In February 2007, "Wicked" returned to the Pantages, having played a limited engagement in 2005 which was a sold-out smash. The return of "Wicked" showed that Southern Californians just couldn’t get enough of this show, and it remained for another two years, breaking every box office record to date.
Hollywood, CA 90028View on Google Maps
Transportation & Parking
12 independently managed parking lots are located adjacent to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Prices generally range in price from $10-$20 but are subject to change without notice.
Metro Red LineHollywood/Vine