The Hollywood Pantages Theatre is the go-to theater in LA for major musical fare. Even its Hollywood location is iconic, near Hollywood Boulevard and Vine. It has hosted touring productions of some of the biggest shows from Broadway, including smash runs of The Producers and Wicked—which enjoyed two sold-out runs, including a two-year stay that holds every major box-office record at the venue. The Pantages didn’t start this way; in its infancy (it opened in 1930), it switched off between vaudeville shows and movies. It became predominantly a cinema due to the Great Depression and hosted the Oscars throughout the ‘50s. In 1977, the theater converted to a live-entertainment venue, and is now known for bringing Evita, The Lion King, Cats, Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Rent, Kinky Boots and many other blockbuster shows to Los Angeles.
The theatre’s 2016-17 season is dominated by musicals closely related to the big screen, but will also see the return of recent favorite The Book of Mormon and—wait for it—the arrival of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.
Pantages Theatre information
Address: 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ticket prices: Ticket prices vary per production. For tickets or more information, visit the website or call the box office.
Box office: 800-982-2787