Dolby Theatre

Hollywood, California, USA

Originally known as the Kodak Theatre, this multipurpose theatre is designed specifically for live broadcasts and is the home of the Academy Awards®. The 180,000 square foot theatre complex includes one of the largest stages in the country, measuring 148-feet wide by 75-feet deep. Equipped with the latest theatre production systems, the venue can accommodate the largest-scale Broadway productions and touring groups of every size and style. The theatre, which features one of the most sophisticated sound systems in the world, can accommodate a range of performances throughout the year thanks to a flexible seating system that allows for 2,000 guests for live shows and up to 3,500 on Oscar night.

Dolby Theatre
Credit: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Credit: Darren Decker/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Credit: Russell MacMasters Photography

TrizecHahn Development Corporation


Rockwell Group | Ehrenkrantz Eckstut Kuhn | Altoon & Porter Architects


Robert Mahoney & Associates (in collaboration with Theatre Projects)


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and touring performances

Seat count


Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Commercial, Interactive media, Multipurpose theatre


Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification



Venue website

Dolby Theatre
Credit: Russell MacMasters Photography

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