Dolby Theater Guided Tour

A $20.00 value - Included with your Go Los Angeles Card!

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Dolby Theatre Guided Tour 1
Gate Prices Adult $20.00
Child $16.00

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.

The Go Los Angeles® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which includes discount Dolby Theatre Guided Tour tickets, plus admission to dozens more top attractions.

Getting In

You may redeem your Pass offer at the Dolby Theatre Box Office, which opens daily at 10:00 am. Hours are subject to change. Call ahead or stop by the box office for availability.


Daily, 10:00 am–4:00 pm.
Guided tours run 7 days from 10:30 am-4:00 pm. Tour departs every half hour and lasts approximately 30 minutes. This tour may have restricted hours due to special events. See Dolby Theatre's website for updates.


New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
July 4th
President's Day
Memorial Day
Labor Day
During the Academy Awards and private events.
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice


Tours are subject to availability and may be cancelled due to theater operations. ​ Call in advance to check hours of operation. ​ Not to be combined with any other offer.​


Hollywood & Highland Center
Level One
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028

Driving Directions

Take 101 N. and exit on Highland Avenue. Stay right off exit, and turn left on Highland Avenue. The parking structure is on Highland Avenue next to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, north of Hollywood Blvd.

Public Transportation

By Metro: Take the Red Line to the Hollywood/Highland station conveniently located right below Hollywood and Highland Center

Reviews for Dolby Theater Guided Tour

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We loved the tour
By Mausey Verified Reviewer from Perth, Australia on
Personalized Itinerary
Transportation not included
Best Uses:
Great for families General Sightseeing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

We bought a Go Card which included a free tour of the Dolby theatre. We tried to book on the Friday but due to the theatre having two movie premiere's there was no tours till Tuesday. We were still here then and decided to go early for a 10 am viewing. We were lucky as we were the only ones taking the tour and got the VIP treatment. We were allowed to take photos and went through everything and rooms and we were impressed with the amount we could see and do. Thank you Dolby Theatre the Oscars will be more interesting next time we view.

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Total hollywood
By Erin VA Verified Reviewer from Virginia on
Flexible Schedule, Personalized Itinerary, Celebrity Sightings
Transportation not included,
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing , Culture enthusiasts,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

I thought it was a great way to see behind the scenes - after all that's what's so interesting about Hollywood. Only wanted to do it on the Go LA Card though because it worked so well with the Hollywood itinerary.

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20 minutes if you have time to waste!
By Nohead Verified Reviewer from Brossard, QC on
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

I'm glad that the Dolby theatre tour is included in my LA Go Card, so I don't have to actually "pay" for the tour. In my opinion, the tour is pretty worthless. It's a 20 minutes tour and it costs 20$. Actually the tour guide will just bring you to the theatre stage so you can see the theatre. Photo is not allowed during the tour. They will give you a "post card" as consolation at the end of the tour. Save your 20$ for other tour!

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Hooray for Hollywood!
By Dianna the Explorer Verified Reviewer from Ellington, CT on
You Stand Center Stage, Vip Access, Very Informative Tour
No Photos Inside,
Best Uses:
Teens and adults,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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.

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