Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall Est. Prior to 1930

665 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, United States

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Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall
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The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall can accommodate any type of event.
Built in 1926, the Auditorium has the largest proscenium opening and freestanding balcony. The Expo Hall has 54,000 square feet and adjoins to the Auditorium to allow for easy flow of events.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Theatre
Views
Cityscape
Historical Monument
Street
Style
Moroccan
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Social Event
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Our space includes the Shrine Auditorium (6,300 fixed seats with stage and the largest proscenium opening in the U.S.), Shrine Expo Hall (open event space with balcony level, 5,000 standing, 2,200 theatre style, 1,600 banquet, 3,000 reception), and the Shrine Grounds (West Lot, Royal Street - festival, red carpet, receptions, check-in, etc). 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Expenses include security, clean up, power, EMT's, union labor, rentals, event manager, LAPD, etc.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
6300
Buffet
1500
Standing
5000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
15 dressing rooms, 2 chorus rooms, 1 green room, production offices
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

• For 33 years, the Shrine Auditorium was home to the University of Southern California Trojans basketball team.

• The 1933 movie King Kong filmed the audience in the Shrine Auditorium for the scenes where Kong was displayed manacled on stage.

• In 1953, segments of Judy Garland's movie classic A Star Is Born were filmed at the Shrine.

• On January 27, 1984, Michael Jackson was filming a Pepsi commercial in the auditorium, when the pyrotechnics accidentally set his hair on fire.

Amenities
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Nestled downtown next to USC's campus, the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall has a beautiful, historical facade upon entry. With a private stone street in front of the building, there is an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for all the past award shows, celebrities, and monumental events and films that have been hosted here. Our campus provides many different types of spaces to accommodate any type of event.
Design:
Built in 1926, the Auditorium has the largest proscenium opening and freestanding balcony in North America. The Expo Hall has 54,000 square feet and adjoins to the Auditorium to allow for easy flow of events. Our Moorish and Moroccan theme provides for rich and warm colors and tones throughout the building and allows for ancillary spaces to be event-ready with gorgeous chandeliers and carpet.
Standout Venue Features:
Easy to get to, ample parking, historic, and iconic. 
Extra Perks:
Auditorium includes house sound and lighting equipment and the back of house has WiFi for event production.
Awards & Notables The SAG Awards are hosted each year at Shrine Auditorum and Expo Hall, as well as these past events:

Academy Awards

GRAMMY’s

Primetime Emmy Awards

American Music Awards

BET Awards

NAACP Image Awards

People’s Choice Awards

Teen Choice Awards

Soul Train Music Awards

My VH1 Music Awards

55th Miss Universe beauty pageant

MTV Movie Awards

MTV Video Music Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

CNN Heroes Awards ShowiHeart Radio Music Awards

Celebration Locations
Shrine Auditorium:
Fixed seating, stage, lights, sound, curtains, 4 opera boxes, ADA seating
- View: chandelier with over 1,000 light bulbs, freestanding balcony, largest proscenium opening
- Max Capacity: 6,300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Shrine Expo Hall:
large open space with 54,000 sq ft. opening balcony. production offices.
- View: wood floors, pillars, unique painted ceiling
- Max Capacity: 5,000 GA; 1,600 banquet; 2,200 theatre style, 3,000 reception (or more with ancillary space or depending on set up)
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Shrine West Lot and Royal Street:
additional space to Auditorium and Expo Hall - used for festivals, red carpets, basecamp, bus drop off, reception, you name it!
- View: USC and the Shrine
- Max Capacity: 5-,7000 for concert
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Wolfgang Puck Catering handles all our food and beverage.
Bars & Lounges:
We have multiple bars around the venue and most are movable.
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