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The Wiltern

The Wiltern

Concert Hall, Rock Club, and Bar
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles
  • Danielle N.
    "Take the red to the purple line here and avoid parking!"(4 Tips)
    Natalie G.
    "Top 3 favorite music venues in Los Angeles."(3 Tips)
    "LA: The best use of art deco outside of Miami."(2 Tips)
    "... close by, check out Mr Pizza Factory, Gui Rim Korean BBQ or Romero's Mexican..."(2 Tips)
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  • ivan r.
    ivan rhivanzOctober 14, 2015
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Betty R.
    Betty RubeMay 2, 2014
    Bypass the mess that is the Ralphs/Wiltern parking lot and park on the street if you're lucky or go to the radio Korea building. Was an easy in/out and $10 for Franz Ferdinand on 4.29.2014.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manda C.
    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
  • Kyle V.
    Kyle VAugust 12, 2014
    Their AC doesn't work in the balcony, terrible place to see a show. They also can't keep their bathrooms clean in the middle of a show, get ready to walk through standing water. gross
  • Jon L.
    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.
  • Sean R.
    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.
    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!
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaMay 28, 2012
    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.
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KrutovaAugust 20, 2012
    Acoustic is very good. I also liked the design! Very good place for listening to your favorite music :)
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YenMarch 6, 2011
    To avoid the lame $12 LiveNation fee, get ur tix at the Hollywood Palladium box office Saturdays 10-2. No fee! Even the Wiltern box office will charge u $5.
  • Sharon
    SharonJune 22, 2011
    20 bucks for parking at their official lot: don't even bother going unless you want to take your chances on finding street parking or going down a few blocks.
  • 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.
  • Rick S.
    Rick SullivanNovember 17, 2015
    Beautiful historic Los Angeles theater - amazing bands, amazing sound, amazing venue!
  • DangerousBri *.
    DangerousBri *November 2, 2010
    The pit is reserved for wristbands for GA shows. You must arrive early and wait in line and make a beeline for the pit when you get in to receive a limited wristband.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2010
    LA: The best use of art deco outside of Miami. This venue is an LA staple and the talent here rarely disappoints. -IFC Viewer
  • Vanity Fair Agenda
    Vanity Fair AgendaJanuary 30, 2012
    YOUNG THE GIANT. Shows are on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 and tickets can only be purchased online at
  • 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.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 22, 2014
    Sound is always solid at this venue but avoid the balcony seats. The stage is quite minuscule at that height.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Victoria
    VictoriaJanuary 31
    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!
  • Jason Q.
    Jason QuinlanAugust 1, 2012
    The Wiltern has hands-down the worst sound of any concert venue in Los Angeles. I'd rather see a concert anywhere else.
  • Sean A.
    Sean ArenasNovember 13, 2015
    The $4 churro tastes like it has been on the rack for days. Quite disappointing. Spend $5 outside for a street dog instead.
  • Live Nation
    Live NationFebruary 19, 2010
    Will call tickets are released ONE HOUR prior to show time. You must have the credit card used to make the purchase and valid photo ID!
  • 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
  • Elisabeth L.
    Elisabeth LongshoreOctober 29, 2015
    Good venue even if Art Deco is not your cuppa tea.
  • LIVE
    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
  • g o.
    g oconnorJanuary 26
    Just a lovely Art Deco venue. Staff are very professional
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TaylorOctober 15, 2011
    Don't valet. You will spend more time waiting for your car than you did enjoying the concert.
  • Nikolai S.
    Nikolai SkoglundFebruary 14, 2015
    Nice concert scene. Love the art deco interior..
  • Kim S.
    Kim Sanders-WhittleJanuary 26, 2015
    Great looking venue. Seats in balcony afford you great stage views.
  • Calysta
    CalystaJune 22, 2011
    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
  • 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!
  • Sal C.
    Sal CastellanosFebruary 19, 2010
    Find parking on the streets. Free after 6pm. Or park by CVS- the parking structure. $5. The parking by the grocery store is $12.
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuSeptember 19, 2015
    Beautiful space inside. Not too crowded, which is such a plus.
  • Rachael  D.
    Rachael  DeppAugust 1, 2010
    use the bathroom in the bar downstairs if the other bathrooms have a long line.
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    To grab food close by, check out Mr Pizza Factory, Gui Rim Korean BBQ or Romero's Mexican Food--all within a couple of blocks! – Team Live Nation
  • Live Nation
    Live NationFebruary 19, 2010
    To grab food close by, check out Mr Pizza Factory, Gui Rim Korean BBQ or Romero's Mexican Food--all within a couple of blocks!
  • NYLON + Starbucks Summer Music Tour
    July 30, 2012 - Check out Neon Trees, Penguin Prison, and JJAMZ at the NYLON + Starbucks Summer Music Tour!
  • Mick Management
    Mick ManagementJanuary 31, 2012
    Be sure to make it for Walk the Moon when they open for Young the Giant here on Feb. 11 & 12, 2012!
  • Katy S.
    Katy SaldingerFebruary 18, 2013
    Great place to see a concert but beers are pricey.
  • Live Nation
    Live NationFebruary 19, 2010
    The box office opens THREE hours prior to show time!The box office is closed on non-event days.
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