Your Guide to Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Home to past dazzling Academy Award shows, incredible live performances and memorable movies, Hollywood’s Pantages Theatre makes a must-visit attraction in the Studio City area. While in town, plan a visit to catch a performance at this historic theatre.


History of Hollywood Pantages Theatre  

Since its opening in 1930, the Pantages Theatre has been home to a wide variety of notable movies, performances and events. Throughout its lifetime, the theatre has been an all-movie venue, the host of the Academy Awards and the stage for several live Broadway-style productions. Today, the Pantages Theatre is a well-frequented destination in Hollywood. Restored to its original glamour in 2000, the theatre is now home to a plethora of impressive performances.


Little-Known Facts About Hollywood Pantages Theatre 

With nearly a century of history, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Theatre has quite a few fun facts and little-known secrets. Here’s a few interesting ones:

  • Rumor has it that the ghosts of former owner Howard Hughes and a woman who died in the mezzanine in 1932 still haunt Pantages Theatre
  • It took over 300 artisans to restore every inch of the theatre in the year 2000
  • In 2001, the Pantages Theatre received a Preservation Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy for renovating and rejuvenating the old theatre


Upcoming Performances at Pantages Theatre  

At Pantages, you can expect to find a full schedule of performances, no matter when you plan on visiting. Now through Feb 2, treat the kids to a night of Disney’s Frozen. Tickets start at just $49. From Feb 21-Feb 23, catch The Simon and Garfunkel Story, featuring a live band and original film footage. Tickets are also on sale for the popular Hamilton, with limited seats to shows in March and April, and ample seats to shows in May.


Dining Near Pantages Theatre     

The Theatre’s convenient location on Hollywood and Vine means that there is a wide variety of delicious restaurants nearby. For gourmet, affordable Italian selections, head to Fabiolus Cucina, located within walking distance of the theatre. Cleo on Hollywood Boulevard blends old Hollywood glamour with Mediterranean charm in its open kitchen concept. For Japanese cuisine, visit Totoyama Sushi & Ramen. Visit the Pantages Theatre website for a complete list of nearby restaurants.


Historic Hotel Near Pantages Theatre

While in Studio City, stay in Sportsmen’s Lodge, a hotel that has nearly as much history and Hollywood glamour as Pantages Theatre. Known for its many iconic guests and storied past, a stay at Sportsmen’s pairs perfectly with a Hollywood theatre performance.


Don’t miss your chance to visit one of the most popular theatres in the United States! And before you visit Studio City, make sure to book a night or two at the nearby Sportsmen’s Lodge.




Sportsmens Lodge
With the soul of iconic Hollywood and aesthetic of modern Los Angeles, this historic hotel is just minutes from the best attractions of San Fernando Valley. 12825 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. 818.769.4700