Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall In Los Angeles | Unique Venues
Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall

Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall

Unique Venue Features

  • Runner-Up: Filming
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Built in 1926, the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles is the perfect balance of old school architecture and design with modern technology and functionality. Designed in the Moorish Revival Style of the 1920s, the building itself is a work of art, complementing the performances and events that take place within its walls. The Shrine Auditorium is one of the most versatile event venues in the LA area. Directly adjacent to the auditorium, the multi-use facility has 54,000 square feet of space split between 2 floors. The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall is directly connected with a large parking lot, providing additional event space, easy load-ins, and more for your next private event in LA.

Notable Events the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles has hosted since 1926:

Academy Awards
Primetime Emmy Awards
American Music Awards
BET Awards
NACCP 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 Show
iHeart Radio Music Awards

Fun Facts:
• For 33 years, the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angelles, California 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.

Examples of different events the Shrine has hosted in the last two years:

Minions Movie Premiere
EA Games Product Launch
LA’s Largest Mixer
LA Comic Book and Sci Fi Convention
Heroes of the Dorm Live Gaming
Nike Shoe Launch
KROQ Acoustic Christmas
Yo Gabba Gabba
Screen Actors Guild Awards
CNN Heroes Awards Show
iHeart Radio Music Awards
T-Mobile Press Conference ft. Bruno Mars & Zedd
Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America – A&E
Tame Impala
Pet Shop Boys
Empire of the Sun
Jack White
Steve Aoki
Childish Gambino
Foster the People
Dillon Francis
Lana del Rey
Van Morrison
The Chainsmokers
My Morning Jacket
Purity Ring
Milky Chance
Vance Joy and Elle King

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 6300 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 2200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 6300
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 6300

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Paid Parking
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


649 West Jefferson Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90007


  • BusBus
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain

Nearby Airport

  • LAX - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • LAX - 30 minutes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


  • Guest Wi-Fi: Fee
  • Onsite Tech Support: No

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • ADA Accessible: Yes