Dolby Theatre Tour

Dolby Theatre Tour

Detail Duration: 30 minutes
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Dolby Theatre

For those who love the history, pageantry, and spectacle of Hollywood, the Dolby Theater tour is a must-do item on any Los Angeles visit to-do list. The legendary Dolby Theater is one of the oldest and most famous theaters n the west coast. Inspired by the great opera houses of Europe, the Dolby Theater is opulent and elegant on the outside, but behind the scenes is a state of the art entertainment venue that is utilized by TV shows, theatrical and musical performances, and spectacular special events. This tour gives you the chance to see both the majesty of the theaters public spaces and the remarkable goings-on and capabilities of the theater behind the scenes.


The Dolby Theatre also hosts high profile events such as, Tapings of the nations most watched show America's Got Talent, and the most watched singing competitions in the country American Idol, as well as The ESPY Awards, The Daytime Emmy Awards, The Latin American Music Awards, and the Hollywood Premier of all of the Star Wars films. The theater is also host to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the MTV music awards and many more. Your tour will take you inside the theater's operations as well as the massive auditorium. Your guide will point out key features of the theater's architecture as well as explain how massive stage productions such as the Academy Awards can setup in less than a day, be conducted flawlessly, and be replaced with a new performance a day later thanks to the theater staff and the incredible logistics capabilities of the building.

You will have a chance to walk the famous red carpet, step inside the storied Dolby Lounge, and even see a real Oscar statuette. If the daily performance schedule allows you might even have the chance to step onto the legendary stag that has been the site of so many iconic moments in American entertainment history.

Tours start every 30 minutes daily from 10:30 am to 4 pm. This tour is not weather dependent. Please be advised that this is a walking tour so please wear comfortable shoes. You will be using several flights of stairs during the tour. Guests with mobility issues are easily accommodated, please let the staff at the theater know you will need accommodations at the time of ticket purchase. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your start time to pick up tickets and go through security check. Tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. Restrooms in the theater are not available for use by tour participants. There are restrooms available on level 2 outside of the theater for use before or after the tour. Tour participants must remain with the tour group at all times. Stroller check is required. You may not bring food, beverages, or gum into the theater. Smoking is prohibited on Dolby Theater property. Price does not include parking or tour guide gratuity. Please be mindful that this is an operational theater and is very active with functions, shows, and TV tapings, often on short notice, therefore, tours may be canceled or delayed due to theater operations. If a delay occurs you will be notified as to when your tour will be starting, if a tour is canceled, you will have the option of a refund or a rescheduled tour time slot on the same day. If there are no tours going to happen that day, then you will have the option of a ticket of a future tour date. 

Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, Dolby Theatre has been host to many of the world's top performers including Celine Dion, Prince, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys and the Dixie Chicks.

The Dolby Theatre also hosts high profile events such as The Daytime Emmy Awards, America's Got Talent, The ESPY Awards, The Latin American Music Awards, the American Idol finals, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens world premiere, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and many more.

This is your opportunity to go beyond the red carpet and see inside this spectacular theatre. You will have the opportunity to see a real Oscar statuette, the Dolby lounge and you may even have the opportunity to step onto the stage (pending daily performances).

Located in the heart of Hollywood at Hollywood and Highland, this is one attraction you don't want to miss!

Pickup & Return:
Dolby Theatre.
Departure Times: Tours are available every 30 minutes from 10:30am to 4pm

Please note: tours are subject to availability and may be cancelled due to theatre operations. Tickets must be picked up 10 minutes prior to scheduled tour time.


  • Dolby Theatre Guided Tour

Does not include:

  • Parking

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Food, beverage, gum chewing and smoking are prohibited during the tour.
  • Tour is a thirty minute walking tour that includes several flights of stairs.
  • Disabled guests can be easily accommodated, but please advise the theatre at the time of ticket purchase.
  • Public restrooms are not available inside the theatre. Please utilize facilities outside the theatre on Level 2 prior to beginning the tour.
  • Guests must remain with the tour group at all times.
  • Stroller check is required and available inside the theatre.

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