The historic El Rey Theater on the Miracle Mile is a registered Historic-Cultural Monument that currently functions as a live music venue.
It was built in 1936 as a single screen movie theatre. It was designed by Clifford A Balch who designed over twenty classic art deco theaters around Los Angeles. The theater is an art deco design that has Zigzag and Streamline Moderne design and features sweeping staircases in the lobby. It is one of several historic art deco buildings on the Miracle Mile.
In the eighties the theatre became a dance-music club called Wall Street. Then, in 1994 it became a live music venue booked through Goldenvoice and it has remained such ever since. It is a general admission standing room venue with a capacity of 771. It also has a VIP balcony.
The theatre has been featured in a number of movies, music videos and television series. It was designated as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 520 on February 26, 1991.
The El Rey Theatre is an all ages venue. Tickets can be purchased on the El Rey Theatre Website or at the box office on show nights. Box office is cash only. It’s located at:
5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036