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The Wiltern

The Wiltern

Concert Hall, Performing Arts Venue, and Theater
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles
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    Michael S.
    "Across from the Purple Line at Wilshire/Vermont."(4 Tips)
    Natalie G.
    "Top 3 favorite music venues in Los Angeles."(3 Tips)
    "Sound is always solid at this venue but avoid the balcony seats."(2 Tips)
    "... close by, check out Mr Pizza Factory, Gui Rim Korean BBQ or Romero's Mexican..."(2 Tips)
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  • Frostyheart icon on user image
    FrostyNovember 25, 2016
    A great classic 1930's music venue with awesome acoustics. If a band you like is playing here make the trek, it's worth it.
  • ivan r.heart icon on user image
    ivan rhivanzOctober 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great venue! Shows end before midnight if you're one watching a show on week nights. Great for old peeps like me! Only get the food if you're really really hungry or else you'll regret it.
  • Sean R.heart icon on user image
    Sean RobisonJune 24, 2015
    Beautiful old school Art Deco venue. Could probably use a face lift. But still a great place to see a concert.
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MorganMay 11, 2022
    One of my favorite concert venues I have been to. The interior is stunning and elegant. There also was security so I felt safe. Only downside is even a PBR was $15!
  • Maya C.heart icon on user image
    Maya ConnMarch 26, 2018
    Convenient parking ($20) next door at the Ralph’s grocery store. Food (light) and drinks (alcoholic) served inside, or plenty of different restaurants in close proximity to eat before and after.
  • Dan G.heart icon on user image
    Dan GerbargNovember 16, 2017
    Historic venue made a little more historic by playing on its stage. Backstage is labyrinthine with 4 floors of catering, spacious dressing rooms and a meditation chamber. It’s good to be home.
  • Noah D.heart icon on user image
    Noah DellaPietroFebruary 6, 2020
    saw Tycho here as my first show in LA! beautiful venue and the acoustics here are some of the best i’ve ever heard!
  • Margot M.
    Margot MuraszkiewiczApril 9, 2022
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this venue. Easily accessible by Metro. The venue is set up with elevated platforms, so there's hardly a bad seat in the house!
  • The Wild Honey Pie
    The Wild Honey PieOctober 17, 2017
    Did you know the name "Wiltern" is named after the interesection it faces? (WILshire Boulevard and WesTERN Avenue)
  • Zigabid Z.
    Zigabid Zig A BidAugust 16, 2011
    Most people don't think about the Loge section, but it's a great place to sit if you don't want to be on your feet all night. From the first few rows, you get a better view than some of the floor
  • Rick S.heart icon on user image
    Rick SullivanNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful historic Los Angeles theater - amazing bands, amazing sound, amazing venue!
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HarrisJune 22, 2011
    Old 1930's vibe inside. Really great acoustics. Awesome mix between seats and standing room. If you can get a VIP pass for behind the sound boards I definately recommend it! Real great from there.
  • Brad K.heart icon on user image
    Cool venue that still looks like a midcentury theater! They took out the seats tho so get there early for prime spots
  • Sarahheart icon on user image
    SarahOctober 18, 2016
    Has to be one of my favorite venues in LA. Eclectic mix of bands that show up. I remember seeing a Japanese metal band here when I was in high school. 👌
  • Where Los Angeles Magazine
    The Wiltern was built in glamorous art deco style. Headliners like Wilco and Jack White stop here. Balcony seating and multiple levels of standing room offer stellar stage views. Read more
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KrutovaAugust 20, 2012
    Acoustic is very good. I also liked the design! Very good place for listening to your favorite music :)
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaMay 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The people who work here are terrible but it's a beautiful space and the sound is amazing. Just get here early so you can actually see the stage.
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TaylorJuly 24, 2012
    The best sound/view is by the bar in the back - the one on the left as you walk in. Obvious bonus: YOU'RE BY THE BAR.
  • Harrison P.
    Harrison PainterDecember 11, 2012
    Just saw Bob Weir here, and the venue is beautiful. Enter the parking garage via the back entrance on S. Oxford for easier access.
  • Manda C.heart icon on user image
    Manda CurrellOctober 14, 2015
    One of my least favorite venues in LA. The tiers make it difficult to see the stage. But that's hardly going to make you avoid seeing a band if they come around
  • Hard Rock
    Hard RockJune 21, 2011
    In 2009, Nine Inch Nails (or, at least, the touring version of the band) played their final show, at The Wiltern. Trent Reznor still records under the moniker, but the live band is no more (for now).
  • Nikolai S.heart icon on user image
    Nikolai SkoglundFebruary 14, 2015
    Nice concert scene. Love the art deco interior..
  • g o.heart icon on user image
    g oconnorJanuary 26, 2016
    Just a lovely Art Deco venue. Staff are very professional
  • Elisabeth L.heart icon on user image
    Elisabeth LongshoreOctober 29, 2015
    Good venue even if Art Deco is not your cuppa tea.
  • Mario F.
    Mario FriasNovember 11, 2010
    If coming from OC. Park at Union Station and take the Metro Purple Line. There is a Metro station across the street from the venue. Make sure to know what time the last train leaves though.
  • Kim S.
    Kim Sanders-WhittleJanuary 26, 2015
    Great looking venue. Seats in balcony afford you great stage views.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 22, 2014
    Sound is always solid at this venue but avoid the balcony seats. The stage is quite minuscule at that height.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SalazarSeptember 24, 2014
    Great venue. Across from the Purple Line at Wilshire/Vermont.
  • Charles E.
    Charles EdgeJanuary 14, 2012
    Everyone who lives in LA should see a show here at least once. It is such an amazing venue! Smoke out back only.
  • Billy A.heart icon on user image
    Billy AmpDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Amazing venue to see a concert! Old school theater.
  • Victoriaheart icon on user image
    VictoriaJanuary 31, 2016
    One of my favorite places to see a band. Also take the red line from NoHo and then the purple line to save money on parking!
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.August 25, 2014
    "Clad in blue-green terracotta tile, originally designed for vaudeville, the Wiltern opened in 1931. From B.B. King to Willie Nelson..." -p.g. sturges Read more
    HARD EVENTSFebruary 26, 2011
    Get ready for HARD events at The Wiltern with HARD Weekend coming up soon! Follow us on Twitter @hardfest and Like us at We'll be giving away mixes, tix, etc. Get ready!
  • JewelMint
    JewelMintMarch 23, 2011
    A beautiful smaller venue for music. Ray La Montagne moved me to tears there and it was such an amazing performance in such a gorgeous space. - Kate Bosworth
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersJanuary 19, 2020
    Great venue for dancing at a show!
  • Jon L.heart icon on user image
    Jon LeibowitzJune 19, 2013
    The parking lot behind the theater, adjacent to Ralph's, is not bicycle friendly. In fact they wanted to charge me $20 for the pleasure. A rack would be helpful at least.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuSeptember 19, 2015
    Beautiful space inside. Not too crowded, which is such a plus.
  • Stephen S.heart icon on user image
    Stephen SmytheNovember 19, 2015
    Awesome venue without a bad seat ...errr standing room in the house.
  • TheDoLaB
    TheDoLaBAugust 11, 2011
    Ask for the free coat check. Also get to shows early so you can get one of a limited number of pit access wristbands!
  • Natalie G.heart icon on user image
    Natalie GuerraNovember 19, 2015
    Top 3 favorite music venues in Los Angeles.
  • David R.
    David RoJuly 28, 2011
    Great view from anywhere on the floor, thanks to the tiered general admin sections. My favorite GA venue. Read more
  • Martel J.heart icon on user image
    Martel JacksonFebruary 2, 2019
    I've seen Marsha Ambrosius twice here and Tori Kelly once. Great venue.
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    LIVEMarch 26, 2013
    See you Friday June 28th 2013 for the Summerland Tour featuring LIVE, Everclear, Filter & Sponge! For more info and to RSVP visit Read more
  • Meshell H.
    Meshell HallSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you order drinks at with your seat number and payment method. They are super fast.
  • Zigabid Z.
    Zigabid Zig A BidNovember 8, 2010
    The best most relaxing view is from Loge Center row AA. The front rows of Loge Center are only sold on a season basis from Live Nation Premium Seating
  • Calysta
    CalystaJune 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Saw Panic! at the Disco tonight! This was my first time being at the Wiltern! Great view from every angle! And Panic! was amazing as always! :) <3
  • Jason C.heart icon on user image
    Jason CJune 29, 2015
    Great venue, but drink prices are out of control.
  • HopHeadJim
    HopHeadJimNovember 11, 2013
    Beer Belly a block away for beers and food before the show!
  • Pamela F.heart icon on user image
    Pamela FoardApril 6, 2018
    Great vibe in a Gothic old space.
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FergusonMay 16, 2011
    Lining up before a show is lame and a waste of time. Rock shows never start on time anyway. Remember there are other bars in this place besides the lobby, like inside the hall, downstairs by the bath Read more
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