Theatre

The Theatre at Ace Hotel

A delicately restored, 1,600-seat movie palace from the 1920s with a massive, three-story grand lobby. Originated by Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin.

Know Before You Go

The Show Must Go On, But Safely

COVID policies

For most performances moving forward: All ticket holders are encouraged, but not required, to be fully vaccinated or have a negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours before entering The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Masks are strongly recommended.

Please check the individual show page to ensure that a stricter covid policy is not in place for your future performance.

If proof of vaccine or negative test is required: Every guest over the age of 5 must show proof of vaccination (either digital or physical copy), or either a negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the show. Rapid and self-administered tests are not acceptable. A valid government issued photo identification must also be presented to verify vaccination. Masks must be worn at all times except while actively eating or drinking.

Bags 

Backpacks, luggage or oversized purses and totes are NOT allowed. Bags do not have to be clear but cannot be larger than 12 inches x 12 inches in size.

Prohibited Items

  • Prohibited items are items that challenge public safety.
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed (including alcohol or drugs).
  • No weapons or firearms are allowed including:
    • NO pocket knives
    • NO pepper spray
    • NO large chains
    • NO spiked jewelry
    • NO markers, stickers or spray paint.
  • *Please Note – Prohibited items are subject to change per artist request

Age Restrictions

Guests 5 years and older are welcome, unless otherwise specified. Everyone needs a ticket for admittance.

Food + Beverage 

Those 21+ with valid ID can purchase from a selection of beer, wine and mixed beverages. Water, soda and snacks are also available to purchase. We do not accept cash.

Photography

Professional cameras (cameras with removable lenses) are NOT allowed. 

Non-professional cameras are allowed unless the artist has a no recording policy. 

Accessibility

Please email us at enquire.theatre@acehotel.com for any questions regarding Theatre accessibility, or to coordinate with the Box Office regarding a service animal.

Smoking 

There is a designated smoking section in the front of the Theatre.

Ins + Outs

There is no re-entry allowed.

Cashless Venue

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a cashless venue. We do not accept cash. We accept Visa, Mastercard + Amex.

Parking

  • Valet parking: Valet services are available at Ace Hotel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Prices vary.
  • Public Transportation:
    • Nearest Metro Station: 7th St/Metro Center. 660 S. Figueroa St. LA 90017. 
    • Surrounding Lots: There are more than 1,200 parking spaces all within a few blocks of the Theatre at varied costs. These lots are unaffiliated with Ace Hotel DTLA + The Theatre at Ace Hotel. 

Earplugs

Earplugs are available upon request in the Box Office.

Coat check 

We do not have a coat check on site. 

 

 

Thanks for staying cool about it. We can’t wait to see you.

 

Our Vision

Built in 1927 as the flagship movie palace for United Artists — the maverick film studio founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W Griffith and Charlie Chaplin — The Theatre at Ace Hotel is our loving reanimation of one of the city’s most remarkable gems. It’s a delicately restored, 1,600-seat cathedral to the arts, with a three-story, 2,300 square foot grand lobby, an ornate open balcony and a vaulted ceiling dotted with thousands of mirrors that glimmer like tiny stars.

Since returning The Theatre to its storied splendor, we’ve played host to hundreds of meaningful, nearly sacred, wholly rock and roll experiences: large-scale concerts, major movie premieres, sold-out dance performances — if it fits inside the proscenium, we’ve probably presented it. Retrofitted with a state-of-the-art digital projection system and cinema sound, an independent, ultramodern live sound system, plus an elaborate contemporary stage lighting system, The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a radically inclusive stage fit for our heart’s royalty — artists, musicians, visionaries and cultural igniters.

History

Broadway was the movie capital of the world in the pre-talkie era. During the Jazz Age, the neon stretch of the Broadway Theater District rivaled its New York namesake — a strip where a dozen temples of cinema played host to screen starlets and matinee kings, and film royalty premiered their latest reels nightly to audiences of thousands. It’s where, in 1927, a group of visionary iconoclasts from Hollywood’s Golden Age erected the home of United Artists, the film studio whose acumen and rebellious ingenuity helped to reshape the American cinematic landscape.

United Artists studio and theater was the vision of silent movie starlet Mary Pickford, who — together with Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and DW Griffith — dreamt of forming an independent production house outside of the established Hollywood studio system. With the help of architect C. Howard Crane and Los Angeles architectural firm Walker & Eisen, the group erected the United Artists Theater and its adjacent tower — the tallest building in all of Los Angeles upon its completion.

Though it changed hands frequently over the following decades, the United Artists Theater stayed active as an arts venue until 1989, including a long stint as a Spanish-language movie house, and later as the broadcast site for televangelist Dr. Gene Scott. Following a meticulous restoration of the then-vacant movie palace, Ace cut the ribbon on The Theatre at Ace Hotel in February of 2014 — and we’ve been doing our best to honor the maverick spirit of its founders ever since.

Contact The Theatre Team

There’s no other place like this in Los Angeles. From its cinematic legacy down to its last lavish detail, The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a wholly unique epicenter of art, culture and life — an opulent temple to the things we live for. The Theatre is a perfect setting for screenings, live shows, weddings, meetings, cocktail soirées, product launches, dance parties and galas.

Capacity

Theatre Seating: 1,647 total – 825 orchestra, 822 balcony
Banquet Seating: 140 in the lobby, 80 on the stage
Cocktail Reception: Up to 800

Email us: enquire.theatre@acehotel.com