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History of Greek Theater

Greek Theater (Los Angeles) was designed by architect Samuel Tilden Norton and built in 1929. The Greek Theater is a 5,870-seat music venue located at Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. It was built in 1929, opening on September 29 of that year. The Greek Theatre is owned by the city of Los Angeles; managed by SMG; and booked through Nederlander Concerts, a division of the Nederlander Organization.

During the early 1930s, Greek Theatre hosted community events and contests, with such participants as Al Jolson, Jack Benny and others. Later it served as an entertainment venue for major Hollywood premieres including "The Women," "Arsenic and Old Lace," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." From 1941 to 1945 it served as a barracks during World War II, with soldiers marching up Vermont Avenue to their bunks. In 1946, the Greek Theatre reopened with a concert starring Carmen Miranda to benefit the newly formed Children's Orthopedic Hospital.

By the mid 1950s, the Greek Theatre was in disrepair. Local merchants and virtuoso violinist Jascha Heifetz initiated a fund-raising drive to save the theater. The effort was successful, and the Greek Theatre Foundation was formed in 1957.

In its early years, the foundation operated the theater with the city's full support. In 1959, a new lease agreement gave the foundation complete management responsibilities. The foundation began a series of important improvements: a new stage was constructed, more seats were added, and the backstage facilities were upgraded. The Greek Theatre Foundation also began booking nationally known artists for performances at the venue. Over time, these improvements became very expensive. In 1975, after years of financial losses,the foundation turned over management of the theater back to City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.

The city has continued to improve seating capacity and backstage facilities while trying to maintain the natural ambience of the site - one that is reminiscent of ancient Greece as well as California in general.

The Greek Theatre is located in the northern area of Griffith Park at 2700 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027. The Greek Theatre is within walking distance of the Vermont/Sunset Red Line Metro Station and there are parking lots nearby.

The rules in California Greek Theatre are:

1. No alcohol is allowed in the Greek Theatre. If any alcoholic beverage is found, it will be confiscated.

2. No bags larger than 14”x14”x6” will be allowed inside the venue. All bags are subject to search upon entry. Purses, backpacks, gym bags and diaper bags are not permitted.

3. No large umbrellas or rain gear (ponchos, tarps, etc.) are allowed into the venue small umbrellas (maximum 32 inches) are allowed.

4. No illegal drugs and no medically prescribed marijuana or pot is allowed in the Greek Theatre Berkeley.

5. No audio or video recording devices of any kind are allowed into the venue unless authorized by artist management/promoter (including GoPros). No professional cameras with detachable lenses or flash photography of any kind is permitted without an official photo pass from artist management/promoter.

6. No outside food or beverages, including sealed water bottles, are allowed into the venue except for one factory-sealed bottle of water per person 20 oz. or less and empty reusable water bottles to be filled at a designated water station.

Tucked into the hills of Los Angeles, The Greek Theatre is a beautiful venue for everyone to enjoy. They have amazing restaurants and food trucks that offer a variety of snacks before or after the show. The following is a list of what will be available during your visit:

LaBrea Bakery - Artisanal sandwiches and wraps, salads, chips, desserts, assorted beverages

Hot Dog on a Stick - Hot dogs on a stick, lemonade

Cabo Wabo Cantina - Tacos, burritos, nachos

Baja Fresh Express - Tacos, burritos, nachos

Kogi BBQ - Korean BBQ tacos and burritos

Fresh Fries - French fries

Cotton Candy Guys - Cotton candy

Landmarks near Greek Theatre:

The Eiffel Tower

The Statue of Liberty

The Golden Gate Bridge

Big Ben (from London)

The Grand Canyon

Contact Information:

The Greek Theatre

2700 North Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (844) 524-7335

Fax: (323) 660-5859