Dolby Theatre
Dolby Theatre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
About
Home of the Academy Awards, Dolby Theater offers a 30-minute guided tour that includes a visit to the theater, VIP room and Oscar history.
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Neighborhood: Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
How to get there
  • Hollywood/Vine • 1 min walk
  • Hollywood/Highland • 1 min walk
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Nancy
Santa Monica, CA12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Cute show ... love Jimmy Buffet songs! Easy parking although paying in advance would have been better. Good acoustics at the Dolby. Audience didn't have much energy for a Saturday night though.
Written February 23, 2020
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Judith A
Los Angeles, CA639 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Glad that I attended a [performance in this massive venue. Something very different for LA compared to other places with a bit more character. I think it is not that ADA facile and persons with challenge may find it hard to negotiate, enter and maneuver.
Written February 3, 2020
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Sumsul
Dhaka Division, Bangladesh181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Saw so many images of all famous stars walking on the sgtairs towards Dolby Theatre.. Finally i was there. Didnt entered the Theatre due to shoratge of time. But thoroghly enjoyed the walking around. The entrance ha all the names of awarded movies till 2072... On the 4th floor, there is a place from where the Hollywood sign is visible and is usually very cowdy. There is a place beside the same floor wash room... from where the Hollywood sign view is even better but i saw no person there..
Written December 22, 2022
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SFTRVLR
San Francisco, CA2,097 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Went for a performance of HAIRSPRAY. Half of the thrill was being in the venue where the Oscars themselves are held- this was really fun for us. Overall is a great theater- modern and sleek and seemed to have good sightlines from most seats. Good bar with some food options. Overall a good place to see a show.
Written January 14, 2024
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Julia J
Nashville, TN193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Just walked through the Dolby headed to the Walk of Fame. It was a nice place! You get to see some Hollywood stuff and they have shops and restaurants you can go to as well. Right outside of it is the Walk of Fame which is really convenient.
Written August 3, 2022
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Claudia C
Bucharest, Romania5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited LA several times, and last time (in April 2010) we decided to try this tour, since we saw that it had so good reviews on tripadvisor and also we thought that it will be fun and interesting to see the actual place were the Oscars are awarded every year.
But this tour turned out to be a total disappointment! We could not see anything from the theater hall, because EVERYTHING WAS COVERED WITH PLASTIC FOIL!!!
We were aware of the fact that the Kodak Theatre was under going renovation for a new Cirque du Soleil show, that will open in 2011. They told us (when we bought the tickets) that we should expect to encounter some dust or construction noise; but nobody told us about the fact that we will see nothing from the hall/stage. We couldn't even realize how big the stage was. Everything was covered with plastic foil.
There is a note on the theater's website regarding the renovations, but this is very misleading. You see a picture with a group of people sitting in those seats and you expect to do the same thing in your tour.
When the tour ended the guide gave us a postcard with the image of the theater before renovations; we found this to be a little ironic.

In conclusion, I do not say this attraction should be ignored; I only say that right now (until the renovations are not done), this guided tour is not worth the time or money. And I could also add the fact that the information provided on the www.kodaktheatre.com is misleading.
Written May 1, 2010
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iremse
Istanbul, Türkiye613 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
At first, we hesitated about attending the tour or not. Then we did attend even though it is costly for a half an hour tour where you see no attractions. However at the end we were so happy to have attended, it was so much fun and it is the only way you can feel the magic of Oscars. The tour guide gave many tips that we had not heard before and some gossip :) You even go on the stage and you can sing or dance if you wish :) I strongly advise this tour to everyone who has the time. (You can get a 3$ discount per ticket if you first visit the kiosk in front of the theater, the give you a kind of brochure and when you go to ticket kiosk with that broshure, you pay 3$ less)
Written May 7, 2015
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Oliver J
New York City, NY356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Took the 30-40 minute tour. You get to stand on the stage where Oscar winners get to stand. Group was small (10-12 people) and the tour guide was very informative. $19 is not cheap for a 30 min tour but you can only do this in this theater I guess....
Written April 14, 2015
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DesertRose15
Phoenix, AZ135 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
On 4/18, I had attended an awards show at the theatre the evening before, so I decided to take the tour of the Kodak theatre. There weren't many people on the tour, just myself and a family of four...so you'd think the tour guide would be enthusiastic and friendlier. Instead, he acted jaded and bored by the whole thing, and seemed put out that we even asked questions or made comments. His standoffish attitude really spoiled it for me. I had mentioned one of my favorite celebrities who had performed there, and the guy completely blew it off. He did the same to another girl who asked about her favorite celebrity. I felt tht was bad manners to act that way because to a fan, it is important and he should've realized that.

The building itself was impressive, but I don't think it was really worth $15 to see. So I would recommend going only if you are a serious movie buff or you've seen an event at the theatre itself. Otherwise, it will be somewhat dullish.
Written May 4, 2007
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ElizabethF1209
Leeds, UK58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Don’t expect too much for the price. This was an interesting if all be it short tour of the Oscars theatre. And when I say short I mean it - we were in there for approx 20 mins.

We got to explore the routes taken by the stars on Oscar night and see a real Oscar, even if it was behind a glass window (do the Paramount Studios tour as they give you the opportunity to actually hold an Oscar). We also got to sit in the theatre. However it is a working theatre and the day we were there they were still clearing up after The America’s Got Talent final and so it was a right mess! Streamers everywhere, seats missing etc, so we don’t feel we got the full experience. The guy who showed us round didn’t help either as he was very uninterested and was clearly just going through the motions, making various comments about how relieved he was that we were just a small group. Hardly inspiring. I’d read other reviews that said they had been on the stage itself and there is a picture of this on their website, but we didn’t and I don’t know why. If this isn’t part of the tour it’s a real shame as this would elevate this tour into something very special, instead it’s just an average and underwhelming experience. I would rather pay twice the money and get to see so much more.
Written October 30, 2019
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