Walking Tour | Weekly

Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour

Saturday, September 9, 2023

10 a.m.

Learn how Hollywood history began on downtown L.A.’s Broadway.
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About This Tour

Before there was Hollywood, there was Broadway. This central street in Los Angeles was the original epicenter for film premiers and boasts the country’s largest collection of intact historic movie palaces.

On this tour, you’ll discover that the magic on L.A.’s Broadway is built into its history. The historic theatres on this storied street are integral to the changing identity of downtown Los Angeles and a touchstone for a diverse array of communities and organizations.

Together, we’ll see how historic places on Broadway can take on exciting new roles, like 14,000 housing units and the former Tower Theatre, one of the most spectacular Apple stores in Los Angeles. You haven’t seen the Tower Apple Theatre the way you’ll see it with us.

Subject to availability, the tour may include visiting interiors of one or more of the following: the Los Angeles Theatre, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel (formerly United Artists Theatre), and the Orpheum Theatre. Access to specific theatres cannot be guaranteed in advance.‎

Notice: Starting January 1st, rates will be $18 for members and $25 for the general public. All tickets purchased before December 31, 2023, including tickets for dates in 2024, will still retain the current price.

Registration required

Approx. 2 hrs., 45 mins.

Route covers about ten blocks; several flights of stairs depending on theatre access and availability (most theatres do not have elevator access to the balconies or basements)

Yes, but there is only limited access at several of the theatres

No pets

Strollers not recommended

Ticket Information

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$10

Youth

$15

General Public

$10

Members

Upcoming Broadway Historic Theatre and Commercial District Walking Tour

Details & Getting There

Key Information

Subject to availability, the tour visits the interiors of one or more of the following: the Los Angeles Theatre, The Theatre at the Ace Hotel (formerly United Artists Theatre), and the Orpheum Theatre. Access to specific theatres cannot be guaranteed in advance.

Meeting Location

We will start our tour at Maguire Gardens at the Central Library. Additional location information will be sent upon registration.

Important Policies

  • Tour will run rain or shine.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require wearing a face mask.
  • The L.A. Conservancy highly recommends but does not require being vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • You can change your reservation date if you contact us at info@laconservancy.org at least 24 hours before your original reservation date.
  • If a member of your party is in a wheelchair, please let us know in advance by emailing info@laconservancy.org.

For additional details, see below.

All participants in the Los Angeles Conservancy-sponsored Walking Tours knowingly and freely accept and assume all risks, both known and unknown, and AGREE TO RELEASE, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, NOT SUE, AND HOLD HARMLESS the Los Angeles Conservancy, its principals, officers, employees, volunteers, sponsors, agents and other participants from any and all claims, damages (including medical expenses and attorneys’ fees), injuries and expenses arising out of, or resulting from your voluntary attendance/participation in Walking Tours.

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Major funding for the Los Angeles Conservancy’s educational programs is provided by the LaFetra Foundation and the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation.