While New York might have The Great White Way, Los Angeles’ covers a bit more square footage when it comes to our theater, if for no reason, other than geography. We don’t have a “Broadway” but instead have many different venues, spread throughout Los Angeles, where we are able to enjoy fantastic musicals, plays, stand-up comedy shows and concerts.
I’m sure you’ve heard all the accolades and buzz surrounding the hit Broadway show, Hamilton. People are raving about the show and tickets have been hard to come by. Good news, Angelinos! Hamilton has come to L.A. and is scheduled to run through December 30, 2017 at the Pantages!
The Pantages is the closest we Southern Californians can get to Broadway a cross country plane ride. If it was a hit on Broadway this year, you will most likely find it at the Pantages next year. There is always a great line up of shows and performers, and it’s a great excuse to discover Hollywood and try some of the exciting neighborhood restaurants and bars.
The Geffen Playhouse produces some of the best theater in the city, and is often a great place to catch a Hollywood legend in an intimate setting. (It’s also a great opportunity to have a night out in Westwood Village.)
This venue is the home of the LA Opera and LA Master Chorale. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is at the far south end and is home to the LA Philharmonic.
This a large two-block complex is bordered by Temple Street, N. Grand Avenue, First Street and Hope Sreet. The Ahmanson is the large theatre at the north end of the Plaza, and the Mark Taper Forum is the round theatre in the middle. The Ahmanson and Mark Taper Forum not only present national touring productions, but they are also a development home for productions that transfer around the world.
One of the most enjoyable shows I’ve taken in here was DAME EDNA & BARRY HUMPHRIES’S FINAL FAREWELL TOUR this weekend. Hilarious!
Also a part of Centre Theater Group, this theater is located in the heart of a very vibrant Culver City. This is the place to go and catch world premieres of exciting new plays and musicals and explore an often overlooked gem of the neighborhood.
Looking for even more Los Angeles theater information? Be sure to check out Los Angeles Theater, which is a fantastic source for shows, venues and ticket information.