This half-hour Dolby Theater Tour is your VIP access to the home of the Academy Awards® Ceremonies. Step inside and revel in the elegance of this state of the art facility.
Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, the Dolby Theatre has hosted the world's top performers. Celine Dion, Prince, Dixie Chicks, American Ballet Theatre, Barry Manilow and the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet have all performed on this stage!
The center of the five-level Dolby Theater is a grandiose spiral staircase with cherrywood balustrades, standing beneath an impressive silvery dome. As you take your Dolby Theater Tour, you will learn that design elements of the lobby were inspired by Michelangelo's Campodiglio in Rome.
Twenty-six images of famous Oscar winners, including Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Julia Roberts, and Grace Kelly are permanently displayed across four lobby levels.
Your Dolby Theater Tour will take you into the audience chamber, which is graced by a silver leafed tiara. The chamber was designed to achieve an intimacy between the audience and performers, drawing attention to the action onstage. Sumptuous details, such as cherrywood finishes and deep plum upholstery, add to the glamour of this spectacular venue.
The Dolby Theater Tour will also give you a behind the scenes look of other popular events, including: the American Idol finals, the AFI Awards, the daytime Emmies, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, live concerts, cultural festivals, family shows and musicals.
Comments about Smart Destinations :
Located @ the Hollywood & Highland center the Dolby Theatre created to host the Oscars does not disappoint. Once again our GO Cards were easily scanned. We ascended the stairs just like the stars do (great photo ops). We were then greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who escorted us into the main lobby. Sadly we were informed no pictures allowed though at the end they did give us each a great picture postcard. The tour included a lot a anecdotes and of course real behind the scenes touring. Walking onto center stage just as the winners do was quite a thrill. We were told that this year the Oscars was delayed because of the Olympics. The Olympics they stated is the most watched televised event in the world. The Oscars however are the second most viewed programming in the world and they take place every year! For the two weeks leading up to the show the Dolby theatre is closed. So plan accordingly not to be disappointed. Note that you are indeed in the heart of Hollywood when visiting there. Lots to see and do.