Since its opening in 1926, The Orpheum Theatre originated with ties to the vaudeville circuit. The venue has continued the tradition of providing stellar music and entertainment for those in Los Angeles. Newly renovated, The Orpheum Theatre hosts everything from film festivals to live concerts, with a number of private events held each year. If you’re looking to attend an event or performance at The Orpheum Theatre, here is everything you need to know about visiting the venue.
Located at 842 South Broadway in Los Angeles, The Orpheum Theatre is in the downtown Broadway theatre district, between 8th and 9th St. The venue is surrounded by restaurants, hotels, and other entertainment venues like STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
There are a number of options for those utilizing public transportation, with 7th Street/Metro Center being the nearest Metro Station. Regular Metro Bus lines are the 740, 745, and 940. The DASH bus also can be used on weekends via the Route E line, and the additional Route D line on the weekdays.
For those traveling by car, the 110 Harbor/Pasadena Freeway can take you to the 8th Street or 9th Street exit to bring you towards Broadway. The 10 Santa Monica Freeway can also bring you to the 110 Freeway for those coming from the east or west.
The downtown location allows for a number of different public parking options, with each having its own varied parking fee. There are four parking lots between Broadway and Spring St., four parking lots between 9th Street and Olympic Boulevard, and an extra large 420 space lot on 918 S Broadway.
Still cameras, video cameras, and recording devices aren’t always allowed into the venue. While The Orpheum Theatre doesn’t prohibit these items, many of the performers do not permit their shows to be recorded or photographed by guests. It’s important to check calendar information prior to the event to know whether or not your ticketed show allows for these types of devices.
Food & Drink Options
There are over twenty restaurants and bars to choose from around The Orpheum Theatre, with everything from Chinese to Italian. The Tiara Café on 9th Street offers an eclectic mix of menu items, including things like Fred Eric’s Thai Cobb salad, Korean dipping sauce, grilled Ahi tuna, and the regular cheeseburger. For drink options, two of the closest spots are Los Angeles Brewing Company at 750 S Broadway and Golden Gopher Bar at 417 W 8th St.
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