Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall

Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall

Unique Venue Features

  • Winner: Expos & Trade Shows
  • 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


Opening 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 Expo Hall is a multi-use facility that 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 Angeles, 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. In 2017, A Star is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper filmed segments at the Shrine and held the premiere in 2018.

Examples of different events the Shrine has hosted i:

Barbie Premiere
EA Games, Sony PlayStation and Bethesda Product Launches
Heroes of the Dorm, CRL Worlds and Valorant Live Gaming
Screen Actors Guild Awards
SEPHORiA: House of Beauty
iHeart Radio Music Awards
T-Mobile Press Conference ft. Bruno Mars & Zedd

Artists such as Billie Eillish, Fred Again, Van Morrison, Ed Sheeran, Willie Nelson and Kacey Musgraves, My Chemical Romance, and more!

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 6300 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 500
  • Largest Theatre Style: 6300
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 6300
  • Largest Arena Seating: 2000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 2000
  • Largest Standing Reception: 4999
  • Rooftop Capacity: -1

Featured Amenities

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

Venue Location + Transportation


665 West Jefferson Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90007


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • LAX - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • LAX - 30 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


  • Guest Wi-Fi: Fee
  • Onsite Tech Support: No
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes