The Historic Hollywood Palladium Theatre
The Hollywood Palladium Theatre is a historic landmark that currently functions as a live concert and music venue for Live Nation. The popular music venue is built in the Streamline Modern Art Deco style and the 11,200 square foot venue can hold an audience of up to 4,000 people.
Construction of the Hollywood Palladium was funded by the Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler in 1940. It was a designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann who also designed the Greystone Mansion and the landmark Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles (note that due to massive rent increases, the LA Times no longer occupies that building.)
It was initially created as a dance hall and it opens to Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra playing with Frank Sinatra as a vocalist. The popularity of big bands began to decline and it moved into hosting radio broadcasts during WWII, then charity balls, political events, auto shows and rock concerts In 1961 it became home to the Lawrence Welk Show.
In the Eighties and Ninties, the theatre began to book punk rock and heavy metal shows.
It came into its current role as an exclusive venue for Live Nation in 2007 when the owners agreed to a long term lease. The theatre underwent a multi-million dollar renovation under Live Nation and it reopened in October 2008.
The theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. If you are visiting Los Angeles and want to attend a concert at the venerable venue, check the shows at http://www.thehollywoodpalladium.com/
It’s located at 6215 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles
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