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The Wiltern

The Wiltern

Concert Hall, Rock Club, and Bar
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles
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  • 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)
    IFC
    "LA: The best use of art deco outside of Miami."(2 Tips)
    VH1
    "... 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
    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.
  • Austin P.
    Austin Passy2 weeks ago
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Anastasia K.
    Anastasia KrutovaAugust 20, 2012
    Acoustic is very good. I also liked the design! Very good place for listening to your favorite music :)
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rick S.
    Rick SullivanNovember 17, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Beautiful historic Los Angeles theater - amazing bands, amazing sound, amazing venue!
  • Sarah .
    Sarah 💄October 18
    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. 👌
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • HARD EVENTS
    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 facebook.com/hardfest. We'll be giving away mixes, tix, etc. Get ready!
  • Nikolai S.
    Nikolai SkoglundFebruary 14, 2015
    Nice concert scene. Love the art deco interior..
  • 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
  • Elisabeth L.
    Elisabeth LongshoreOctober 29, 2015
    Good venue even if Art Deco is not your cuppa tea.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • g o.
    g oconnorJanuary 26
    Just a lovely Art Deco venue. Staff are very professional
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 22, 2014
    Sound is always solid at this venue but avoid the balcony seats. The stage is quite minuscule at that height.
  • Kim S.
    Kim Sanders-WhittleJanuary 26, 2015
    Great looking venue. Seats in balcony afford you great stage views.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChiuSeptember 19, 2015
    Beautiful space inside. Not too crowded, which is such a plus.
  • Jenny T.
    Jenny TaylorOctober 15, 2011
    Don't valet. You will spend more time waiting for your car than you did enjoying the concert.
  • DangerousBri *.
    DangerousBri *November 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SmytheNovember 19, 2015
    Awesome venue without a bad seat ...errr standing room in the house.
  • 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 http://bit.ly/LIVELosAngelesCA Read more
  • Luke R.
    Luke RooneySeptember 20
    Decent views from anywhere in the house, a little stinky in the lobby is all.
  • NYLON + Starbucks Summer Music Tour
    July 30, 2012 - Check out Neon Trees, Penguin Prison, and JJAMZ at the NYLON + Starbucks Summer Music Tour!
  • 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 livenation.com
  • Henie R.
    Henie ReisingerAugust 12, 2011
    A favorite place for music venues...It is beautiful! Art deco at its best!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SalazarSeptember 24, 2014
    Great venue. Across from the Purple Line at Wilshire/Vermont.
  • HopHeadJim
    HopHeadJimNovember 11, 2013
    Beer Belly a block away for beers and food before the show!
  • Katy S.
    Katy SaldingerFebruary 18, 2013
    Great place to see a concert but beers are pricey.
  • 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.
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraNovember 19, 2015
    Top 3 favorite music venues in Los Angeles.
  • 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.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CJune 29, 2015
    Great venue, but drink prices are out of control.
  • Billy A.
    Billy AmparanoDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing venue to see a concert! Old school theater.
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