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El Rey Theatre

El Rey Theatre

Concert Hall and Rock Club · Mid-City West
5515 Wilshire Blvd (at Burnside Ave.), Los Angeles, CA 90036, United States
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  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight

The El Rey Theater is an original art deco theater in the heart of the Miracle Mile, one of Los Angeles' preserved art deco districts.


Based on 445 votes

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    Milque K.
    "Stand on the steps to the right of the stage."(6 Tips)
    Shil P.
    "Great concert venue, intimate with just enough space"(4 Tips)
    Becky M.
    "Landon Pigg and Little Boots at this venue"(2 Tips)
    Zigabid Z.
    "Get there early enough and street parking is easy to find."(2 Tips)
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  • Victoria

    Great place to see bands.

    Victoria · January 31
  • Thomas C.

    One of the best small concert venues in Los Angeles. Come to see some great acts before they make it big

    Thomas Colton · January 11
  • Lauren :.

    This is one of my favorite venues in LA. Not too small, but not big at all. Chairs available if you get there early. Stand near the sound booth.

    Lauren :D · October 22, 2015
  • RJ S.

    Great place to see a concert - head upstairs if you need a breather.

    RJ Schmidt · July 2, 2015
  • Shil P.

    Great concert venue, intimate with just enough space

    Shil Pa · April 22, 2015
  • Nicole C.

    Great venue.

    Nicole Cunniff · March 24, 2015
  • Connie C.

    Dance dance.

    Connie Chiu · March 1, 2015
  • Natalie G.

    Intimate concert venue. Love the 1920s vibe. Small but set up well.

    Natalie Guerra · January 2, 2015
  • Jose T.

    Great venue and vibe. Came to see Army Of The Pharoahs.

    Jose Torres · December 23, 2014
  • Jennifer

    Great lighting, fantastic chandeliers, and good sightlines makes this my favorite LA venue.

    Jennifer · November 9, 2014
  • Amanda J.

    The sound here is outrageous. The chandeliers add a touch of elegance as well to this perfectly sized venue

    Amanda Jabes · October 12, 2014
  • Lili K.

    Smallish venue. If you don't want to get super close to the stage, post up behind the barrier around the room for a pretty unobstructed view of the stage.

    Lili Koponen · October 10, 2014
  • Brandon G.

    You can buy Loosies in the Bathroom. Try buying your ticket at the Venue so as to avoid very high service fees.

    Brandon Gregg · August 2, 2014
  • LAist

    It has had its fair share of top-tier and soon-to-be-huge artists at its stage, from Bob Dylan and the Pixies to Lana Del Rey. The ornate decorations and VIP lounge add a touch of class to its shows. Read more

    LAist · August 1, 2014
  • Tony W.

    Saw the final Jack's Mannequin concert here! Go here for a concert, and then walk 10 minutes west toward the Urban Light art sculpture for some annoying hipster selfies.

    Tony Webster · March 12, 2014
  • Manider S.

    great place check it out

    Manider Singania · February 14, 2014
  • parker j.

    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @

    parker jayden · December 18, 2013
  • Bo L.

    Very classy venue. Try to get to shows there early to find a comfortable spot to watch.

    Bo Liebman · October 2, 2013
  • Billboard

    Teens: this is the place for you to spend a night out with your friends! Make sure to get close to the stage so you can hang with your favorite up & coming acts.

    Billboard · August 16, 2013
  • DJ Times

    During our June 2013 feature interview with EDM act Disclosure, member Howard Lawrence, noted that their Halloween show at El Rey Theatre was one of their favorite shows of 2012!

    DJ Times · July 26, 2013
  • Phil D.

    Missing the free No Age show.

    Phil Deeeeeee · July 26, 2013
  • Lina B.

    Really great venue. Saw !!! (Chk chk chk) which were an awesome and energetic band

    Lina B · June 5, 2013
  • Stina M.

    Get your drinks upstairs, they are always a better pour up there :)

    Stina Marie · May 11, 2013
  • Nara P.

    Worst fucking venue! Everyone who works there is clueless, disrespectful, and unorganized. I was appalled at the way I was treated. I did not get the VIP experience I paid for. Never going back!

    Nara Perez · April 7, 2013
  • Rain F.

    It smells like bootie outside.

    Rain Fairy · March 31, 2013
  • PopWrapped!

    Phenomenal venue. Joe Moses is a genius.

    PopWrapped! · March 11, 2013
  • LA Weekly

    An upstairs VIP balcony looks down over the grand ballroom. The all-ages venue usually features standing-room admission. The ballroom has a full bar, and another full bar in the fancy art deco lobby. Read more

    LA Weekly · January 3, 2013
  • Sandro S.

    free parking on 6th St.

    Sandro Soler · October 5, 2012
  • F.J. L.

    Kane Pryce's band, Astral Fountain, plays the El Rey in the novel Devil's Gate by F.J. Lennon.

    F.J. Lennon · August 20, 2012
  • April A.

    Find signs of the time by playing the game.

    April Arrglington · August 14, 2012
  • Chelsea

    A classic LA venue. Leave your gum behind, be nice to the security guards, and don't forget to look up at the ceiling in between bands. Almost every view's a good one here.

    Chelsea · June 21, 2012
  • Where Los Angeles Magazine

    The art deco theatre is a stunner, from its nostalgic neon signage to the grand ballroom. It has a knack for booking artists on the cusp of stardom, giving fans an intimate show-going experience. Read more

  • Es K.

    I'm finally #mayor!! Who wants to go to El Rey Theater?! See u at the front line! >:D #suckas

    Es K · February 29, 2012
  • Holly W.

    Bar and music, small venue. Cheap night on the town.

    Holly W. · February 28, 2012
  • Kelly N.

    Tonight they have butterscotch cream soda!

    Kelly Ness · February 18, 2012
  • Milque K.

    One of the best live music venues in LA! Stand on the steps to the right of the stage. Best view!

    Milque K · February 2, 2012
  • @irabrianmiller

    There's another bar upstairs just in case the main ones are too packed.

    @irabrianmiller · January 13, 2012
  • Jeff D.


    Jeff Davis · November 20, 2011
  • Scott V.

    Free parking on side streets, but beware expensive drinks - $5 for a can of PBR and $9 for a pint of Guinness

    Scott Vosbury · November 5, 2011
  • Nathan R.

    Avoid paying those dreaded Ticketmaster fees! If it's not an instant sell-out show, buy your tickets at Origami Vinyl ($2 per ticket fee, cash only) or direct from the El Rey website ($5/ticket.)

    Nathan Ray · October 4, 2011
  • Lucas V.

    If you saw Races open for The Joy Formidable and liked us, you can find us at

    Lucas Ventura · September 15, 2011
  • Brad B.

    One of the best live venues in LA. If you can get a spot in front or behind the soundboard, it'll sound even better.

    Brad Barrish · August 21, 2011
  • Zigabid Z.

    First, this venue is beautiful. Get there early enough and street parking is easy to find. There's also a pay lot that isn't very expensive. It isn't difficult to find a great view here

    Zigabid Zig A Bid · August 17, 2011
  • jane h.

    There's only one entrance/exit to this venue...

    jane hu · August 16, 2011
  • TheDoLaB

    We put on events here from time to time... Basically really fun dance parties. It's a great venue. We'll see you at our next one hopefully.

    TheDoLaB · August 12, 2011
  • Krystle T.

    Don't park in a side street that goes North/South--they all require a special parking pass. Tickets are over $50.

    Krystle T · August 10, 2011
  • SPIN

    El Rey is one of LA’s best mid-size venues. Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event says he’s never seen a bad show here. More importantly, “it’s one of the few places in LA that actually has class.”

    SPIN · July 22, 2011
  • Shok

    They are not too aware of how 4sq works and did not honor my mayoral checkin for a simple bottle of water. Thankfully, there was a bartender who gave me one, but no one even knew what 4q was! Read more

    Shok · June 14, 2011
  • Mike V.

    Best seat in the house is right behind the sound board

    Mike Villalpando · April 6, 2011
  • Trystan R.

    Don't bother showing up early... Artists go on late and there's not a bad location in the house.

    Trystan Reese · March 10, 2011

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