We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sony Pictures Studio Tour

10000 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Culver City
Type: Tours
58 visitor photos
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had low expectations of this tour given the comparatively moderate price tag, but were very pleasantly surprised. If you park underneath the facility, valet parking is included, and before or after your your, if you are hungry do stop at the atrium cafe. The food is inspired by Wolfgang Puck and is definitely a cut above regular cafeteria offerings.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Toulouse, France
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We have previously visited Warner brothers and paramount tours. This one is similar. Sam was our guide and he was very informative and funny. We saw the queen latifah studio, and jeopardy studio. We also were taken to the Barbara Streisand sound set. It is old and amazing to see. The tour takes approx two hours. You are moved along... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
cedar falls iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

least enjoyed tour out of all the studio tours available in the Hollywood/LA area. Visited week of June 9th 2014. Parking lot attendant below main building in booth at entrance should find another job,acted like we were bothering him reading his newspaper when we had questions about parking. 1/2 video at beginning of tour made you feel like you will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were in L.A. in mid-May and wanted to do a studio tour. We chose the Sony Studios because it has the most stages and is a working studio. Universal Studios was our first pick, but it seemed kind of cheesy. (You can catch the highlights on YouTube.) When we were there, they had just wrapped up Masters of Sex,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Monee, Illinois
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
76 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was our first tour while visiting L.A on vacation. We booked our tickets on line just to make sure we were able to secure a spot. Parking is free but valet only. The Sony building is huge on the inside and there's lots of movie memorabilia everywhere. The tour is about 2 1/2 hours long and is a walking... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
560 reviews 560 reviews
171 attraction reviews
1,303 helpful votes 1,303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Sony Pictures is located on the old MGM studio lots. Where Ester William's sound stages were. The Studio was completely revamped several years ago and now it is a terrific complex of buildings as well as sound stages. I like to get gelato, sit under a tree and just enjoy being there.Take the tour and then stroll around. Don't miss... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Kelowna BC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

As a travel agent I like to experience new excursions when travelling to LA, so on a recent trip to LA with my family (2 adults and 2 kids age 19 and 21) we decided to visit SONY STUDIOS. Our Tour Guide Tony was an amazing - funny, friendly, knowledgeable and totally loves his job! We experienced things you won`t... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I purchased tickets on line to reserve the date and time I wanted. Valet parking was convenient in the Sony garage for no extra charge. A picture was taken in front of green screen at start and then set on Wheel of Fortune background, again no extra charge. Video at the start was fine, but then the 2 hour tour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Budapest, Hungary
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I've been in all 4 studio (Universal, Sony, Warner, Paramount) and I must tell, all are different. At Sony they guide you trough the lot while they show how and where they mix the sound and sound effects! If you like Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy don't miss it, because you can enter in both sets. During the tour you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Exeter, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We had a really good visit at these studios, Tony, our guide was full of enthusiasm, shared many interesting facts interspersed with anecdotes. He got to know everyone s name on the tour addressing individuals from time to time which kept interest. He asked questions, asked for people s comments and made us laugh. The only downside was that we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sony Pictures Studio Tour also viewed


Been to Sony Pictures Studio Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sony Pictures Studio Tour, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing