Dolby Theatre

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The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles has become one of the most treasured live venues on the West Coast. It is located in the famous Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex, and first opened its doors in 2001. The theater hasn't been around for very long, but in its short history it has already amassed a lot of fame. It has been the site of the annual Academy Awards since 2002, and has also been the site of the American Idol finals show. Several chart-topping artists have also performed at the Dolby Theatre, making it one of the hottest places to catch a live performance in the Los Angeles area.

The theater was designed and constructed with the Academy Awards in mind by David Rockwell. It has one of the largest stages in the US, which makes it ideal for live television events like the Oscars. It can seat more than 3,300 people and is specifically designed to accommodate a plethora of audio/visual elements, including the ability to show 3D experience. And the theatre isn't just functional. It is also one of the most beautiful venues in the area. Its structural design includes Art Deco columns, storefronts and a grand staircase leading up to the theater. The columns serve as a display for the names of the films that have won best picture since the theater opened in 2001.When the building is decorated for the Academy Awards, the storefronts are covered with large drapes that hang on the outside of the building, and the famous red carpet is placed in front of the building. Every event at the Dolby Theatre is glamorous, and you won't want to miss your chance to feel like a star when you visit this venue.

Events Hosted

There is a lot to love about the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Not only is it one of the most beautiful theater venues in the country, but it also hosts some of the most exciting live performances around. Since 2001, when the theater opened its doors, the venue has been the site of some of the biggest events in Hollywood. From the Academy Awards to the American Idol finals to concerts featuring the hottest artists of the day, this theater has seen it all. Artists like Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Prince, Elvis Costello and Barry Manilow have performed at this first-class venue. The theater has also been the site of television awards like the Daytime Emmy Awards, the ESPY Awards and the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards to actors like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and George Lucas. In the coming year, artists like Joe Bonamassa, The Brian Setzer Orchestra and Il Divo will be performing at the famed theater and bringing their one-of-a-kind talents to the stage. Don't miss your chance to see what this fantastic entertainment venue has to offer.

Home City

The Dolby Theatre is located in the famous district in central Los Angeles—Hollywood--which is known for its thriving arts and theater culture. The city offers residents and visitors the chance to sample all that the art and theater world have to offer, without having to venture very far. It is the one of the most populated cities in the country, and has been the subject of countless films, television shows and songs throughout its storied past. There's something for everyone in the city that is the center of the film and television industry. Come and enjoy this ethnically and economically diverse city. You never know who you'll see picking up their dry cleaning or grabbing a coffee at Starbucks.

Seating Layout

Although the historic theater retains its original beauty and most of the original structure, it has been modernized over the years to allow for larger concerts and stage productions. Today, the building boasts an Orchestra level closest to the stage, a Mezzanine level, and a balcony. The theater as a whole can hold more than 900 patrons. The Orchestra level offers fans an up-close and personal view of the stage and the act being performed. Although some seats are closer than others, every seat in the house will give you a fantastic view of the show you have chosen to see.


The Dolby Theatre has become one of the most well-known theaters in the country, and hosts some of the most prestigious live events around. It includes a five-story theatre lobby that is centered by a grand spiral staircase. Some of the design for the building was modeled after Michelangelo's Campodiglio in Rome. Not only does the building include columns that celebrate past winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture, but there also several images inside the building that celebrate some of the most famous Oscar winners like Grace Kelly, Julia Roberts, Marlan Brando, Jack Nicholson and Halle Berry.

There's also a heavy emphasis on technology inside the building, with highly functional cable infrastructure, and underground cable bunker and a Rockwell-designed digital cockpit in the center of the orchestra seating area that is specifically designed for camera, sound and stage management.

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