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El Rey Theater

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3801
+1 323-936-6400
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Rock concert with my 11 year old niece

Went to a concert here. They had great security and the general admission/standing room only in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah-Dawn S
via mobile
Wedding venue

Went to a wedding at the El Rey Theater last Saturday. It was a truly unique experience. It was... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Carla C
via mobile
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The El Rey Theater is an original art deco theater in the heart of the Miracle Mile, one of Los Angeles' preserved art deco districts. The El Rey was built in 1936 and designed by Clifford Balch. After over 50 years as a first run movie house, the El Rey was converted into a live music venue in 1994. A registered Historic-Cultural Monument, the El Rey has sweeping staircases, an art deco lobby, VIP balcony lounge and a grand ballroom equipped with a full stage. We're also available for private event bookings.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
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  • Terrible12%
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5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3801
Central L.A
+1 323-936-6400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to a concert here. They had great security and the general admission/standing room only in the theatre had lots of options. My niece who is 11 was able to find a place to stand and still see the stage. Bar tender have her some...More

Thank Sarah-Dawn S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went to a wedding at the El Rey Theater last Saturday. It was a truly unique experience. It was like going to a show/concert. The nuptials was announced on the marquee. Seating assignments were given at the Will Call Booth. I think of El Rey...More

Thank Carla C
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We recently stayed at the El Rey again. The first time I stayed at this motel was 30 years ago! It is close to everything. Nothing, yet everything has changed. It still has fabulous grounds and I love the rooms. It is under new management...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We made our first visit to The El Rey on Feb 2nd, to see Tom Chaplin. What a great, intimate venue?!? The sound was absolutely fantastic, though I think Tom would have sounded amazing singing in the shower!! We had a great view of the...More

Thank Westwick
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Tonight we went to see Haley Reinhart in concert at the El Rey Theater. While booking, there was no indication that this was going to be a standup concert. In fact the photos on their website showed chairs set up in the entire theatre. I...More

1  Thank suzettestokes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Small theatre at 700 capacity. The musicians played superb sets and had the concert-goers on their feet bouncing for hours. Standing room only, the balcony has tables that you have to reserve for extra. Three stalls in women restroom, decent for an old building. Thumbs...More

2  Thank TTH888
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Can to see Regina Spektor, it's not easy to see what's going on up on stage. They have a restaurant that sells mexican/indian fusion food.

2  Thank lemountg
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We went to see Veruca Salt here and if I knew what was in for us, I might have reconsidered. First of all, the parking situation is completely stupid! No one in the area would honor El Rey parking, even though it said on the...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Loved this little Theatre, great vibe and great sound. Bar was good and the experience was amazing. Note: They made me give them the gum out of my purse, it's not allowed in the Theatre :(

Thank MrsVlaming
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I loved this place. There is a small place just outside to get food and inside they had a bar with about 5-6 beers on tap with other drink items. For our event, the raised areas on either side of the floor had tables and...More

Thank jetset1974
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