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  • 1. ArcLight

    Hollywood | Film

    This big multiplex includes the historic Cinerama Dome, that impossible-to-miss golf ball–looking structure on Sunset Boulevard, which was built...Read More

  • 2. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Downtown | Concerts

    Though half a century old, this theater maintains the glamour of its early years, richly decorated with crystal chandeliers, classical theatrical...Read More

  • 3. Hollywood Bowl

    Hollywood | Concerts

    For those seeking a quintessential Los Angeles experience, a concert on a summer night at the Bowl, the city's iconic outdoor venue, is unsurpassed...Read More

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  • 4. Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Downtown | Concerts

    One of the architectural wonders of Los Angeles, the 2,265-seat hall is a sculptural monument of gleaming, curved steel designed by Frank Gehry...Read More

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  • 5. Aero Theatre

    Film

    This Santa Monica–based American Cinematheque theater first opened in 1940 and shows movies on a big screen. ...Read More

  • 6. Ahmanson Theatre

    Downtown | Theater

    The largest of L.A.'s Center Group's three theaters, the 2,100-seat Ahmanson Theatre presents larger-scale classic revivals, dramas, musicals...Read More

  • 7. Atwater Village Theater

    Theater

    With two stages and year-round performances, Atwater Village has aligned with three L.A. theater companies: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Circle...Read More

  • 8. Billy Wilder Theater

    Theater

    Specializing in restored archival film, the Billy Wilder Theater, home of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, presents a number of acclaimed...Read More

  • 9. BODYTRAFFIC

    Dance

    Named as one of the choices for Best of Culture forby the Los Angeles Times , this dance company works with both local and international...Read More

  • 10. Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA

    Dance

    An array of arresting events happens here, from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, to storytelling series The Moth, to performances by activist...Read More

  • 11. Center Theatre Group

    Downtown | Theater

    The Center Theatre Group is comprised of three venues: the Ahmanson and the Taper (both at the Music Center campus Downtown) and the Kirk Douglas...Read More

  • 12. Dolby Theatre

    Hollywood | Concerts

    The 3,400-seat theater and host of the Academy Awards is housed in the shopping and entertainment complex known as Hollywood & Highland...Read More

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  • 13. East West Players

    Little Tokyo | Theater

    Plays at this Little Tokyo theater focus on the Asian American experience and features an Asian American cast. Its Theatre for Youth Program...Read More

  • 14. El Capitan Theatre

    Hollywood | Film

    The theater packs in as much preshow entertainment as it can, such as an immersive light-and-projection show before movies such as Beauty and...Read More

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  • 15. Fremont Centre Theatre

    Theater

    This theater centers on original material and world premieres with professional actors year-round. The small venue is known for its dedication...Read More

  • 16. Gagosian Gallery

    Art Galleries–Arts

    This contemporary art gallery, owned and directed by the legendary Larry Gagosian, features cutting-edge artists in a minimalist-styled space...Read More

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  • 17. Geffen Playhouse

    Westwood | Theater

    Well-known actors are often on the bill at the Geffen, and plays by established playwrights, such as Neil LaBute and Lynn Nottage, happen regularly...Read More

  • 18. Greek Theatre

    Los Feliz | Concerts

    With a robust lineup from May through November, acts such as Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, and Aretha Franklin (RIP) have all graced the stage...Read More

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  • 19. Hudson Theatres

    Hollywood | Theater

    This theater/café/art gallery hosts a variety of local and traveling companies, and shows span all genres. Nestled among a number of small-scale...Read More

  • 20. Kirk Douglas Theatre

    Theater

    This theater, located in a walkable Culver City neighborhood (close to cocktail bars and trendy restaurants), stages modern works and world...Read More

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