The Dolby Theatre is in the heart of Hollywood, California, and is located on Hollywood Boulevard near Highland Avenue. It is right next to the world-famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The theater opened on November 9, 2001, and is the event space for the annual Academy Awards ceremony that is broadcast worldwide to over three billion viewers. Dolby Laboratories sponsored the theater under a 20-year contract on May 1, 2012. As part of its sponsorship, Dolby Laboratories installed the most advanced Dolby Atmos sound system in the theater. The theater hosts major performing acts, touring companies and America's Got Talent live television shows. The theater has a seating capacity of 3,400. Purchase your Dolby Theatre tickets at StubHub to see the theater's latest events.
Where are the best Dolby Theatre seats located?
The Dolby Atmos sound system is tuned to have the best sound at a location, which is about two-thirds of the way back from the stage and in the center. Dolby Theatre seating that is located in the center and one-half or more back from the stage will have the best sound. If you want to get closer to have a better view of the performers on the stage, then sitting in seats located near the center will keep the sound in balance for an enjoyable experience at Dolby Theatre events.
Is the Dolby Theatre accessible by public transportation?
Public transportation is widely available in Los Angeles. There are buses that run along Hollywood Boulevard and the LA Metro Rail train system has the Hollywood/Highland station right at the theater location.
Is there on-site parking?
Yes. For guests attending Dolby Theatre events, the parking lot entrances are on Orange Drive and Highland Avenue. Some restaurants and retailers in the complex validate parking, making it only $2 for up to two hours. The Dolby Theatre does not validate parking. Before 10 pm, parking is $1.00 for every 15 minutes, up to a maximum of $17. After 10 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, parking is a flat rate of $17.
Is the Dolby Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Yes, the entire facility is accessible for those using a wheelchair. Purchase tickets for wheelchair-accessible seating at least two weeks in advance of a performance.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Yes, the theater is in the middle of a retail/restaurant complex with many choices for food, shopping and other entertainment.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Many of the shows offered at the Dolby Theatre are family-friendly.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Food and drinks at the Dolby Theatre are provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering.Back to Top
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