The Hollywood Palladium was built in 1940, and quickly rose to become one of the premier venues in Southern California for big bands to perform. In the late 50s, however, that style of music began to fade in popularity. So the Palladium redefined itself as a multi-purpose venue, hosting charity events and auto shows, while also becoming a popular filming location for several TV shows and movies. It was even the long running home of The Lawrence Welk Show, which ran on ABC from 1955 to 1982. In 2007 the Palladium underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, which included a brand new dance floor, upgrades to the interior and exterior, as well as improvements to the restrooms, concession stands, and stage. Today all concerts at the Hollywood Palladium are booked exclusively through Live Nation, with artists like Jay-Z, Bob Dylan and the Beastie Boys performing there. So if you’re about to see a show a show at the Hollywood Palladium, look no further than LA.com for all the need to know info.
Where is the Hollywood Palladium located?
The Hollywood Palladium is located at 6215 Sunset Boulevard, in Hollywood.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets for all events at the Hollywood Palladium can be purchased through Live Nation. Visit www.livenation.com for a list of all upcoming shows.
How do I get there by public transportation?
There are lots of options available if you plan on getting to the Hollywood Palladium via public transportation. The easiest way is by bus. Any of these Metro buses, #’s 2, 212, 217, 302, will take you right in front of the Palladium.
If you plan on arriving by train, you’ll want to get off at the Hollywood/Highland Station, which is located beneath the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre).
How do I get there by car?
Those coming from West Hollywood or Hollywood can take Sunset Boulevard all the way to Palladium’s front entrance. Pretty simple.
If you're coming from the South Bay and the beach cities, take the 405 North to the 10 East. Merge on to the 110 North and take that until you merge again onto the 101 North. Get off at the Sunset Boulevard exit, and keep right at the fork in the road. Turn right onto Sunset Boulevard and drive for a little over a half of a mile. The Palladium will be on your right.
Those traveling from Pasadena need to take the 110 South to the 101 North. Get off at the Sunset Boulevard exit, and keep right at the fork in the road. Turn right onto Sunset Boulevard and drive for a little over a half of a mile. The Palladium will be on your right.
If you're coming from the San Fernando Valley, take the 101 South and exit on Gower Street. Turn right onto North Gower Street, drive for half a mile, and then make another right onto Sunset Boulevard. The Palladium will be on your right.
Those coming from Orange County should take the 5 North to the 101 North. Get off at the Sunset Boulevard exit, and keep right at the fork in the road. Turn right onto Sunset Boulevard and drive for a little over a half of a mile. The Palladium will be on your right.
What's the parking like if I drive?
There are plenty of lots located within walking distance from the Palladium. Depending on which one you go to, and the popularity of the concert, it usually costs between $10 and $20 to park. Street parking is also available, but spots are limited and tend to fill up quickly.
What's the seating situation like?
The Palladium is a standing room only venue, and can hold a capacity crowd of 4,000.
Are there any good places to eat around there?
You’re in Hollywood so you’d be hard-pressed not to find a good place to eat near the Palladium. For New York-style pizza, Village Pizzeria on 6363 Yucca Street will not disappoint. Burgers? Check out the various gourmet options at Umami Burger. It’s located at 4655 Hollywood Boulevard. And if a post-concert meal is what you’re after, then you can’t go wrong with either Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles or Kitchen 24. They’re both open well into the early morning hours.
Where can I learn more about the Hollywood Palladium?
The Hollywood Palladium doesn’t have a website, but the staff does keep an active Facebook page with relevant news, concert information, and other updates. You can find it at www.facebook.com/thepalladium.