Dolby Theatre® Guided Tour

3/5 (2 Reviews)
Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards® has to offer!
  • Adult gate price $19.00
  • Child gate price $15.00
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This half-hour walking 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. See an Oscar Statuette and visit the exclusive Dolby Lounge VIP Room. Gain an insider's view of the behind-the-scenes production of other popular events such as the American Idol finals, the AFI Awards, the daytime Emmies, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, live concerts, cultural festivals, family shows and musicals. Inspired by the elegance of a European opera house, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities, the Dolby Theatre stage has hosted the world's top performers, including Celine Dion, Prince, Dixie Chicks, American Ballet Theatre, Barry Manilow & the Moscow Stanislavsky Ballet.

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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

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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
Vip Access, You Stand Center Stage, 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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Phone: (323) 308-6300


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


Daily, 10:30 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.


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.​


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
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required


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

Public Transportation

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

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.
Present your Go Select Pass for tour admission.

The Dolby Theatre will be temporarily closed due to the Academy Awards taking over the Dolby! Tours will be on pause now through February while they use the theatre for rehearsals. The event will be held on February 22, and tours will resume afterward. Please check out our other great attractions in Hollywood over this time period!

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