Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland

The Kodak Theatre, located in the Hollywood and Highland retail center, was built in 2001 and soon became the first permanent home of the Academy Awards. This venue has also been the host of various artists and events, including Alicia Key, Prince, Stevie Wonder, the American Idol finals, Daytime Emmy Awards, and BET awards.

The 3,332-seat theater resides in the center the historic district of Hollywood. Its architecture incorporates a two-story Awards Walk, which displays glass plaques of each Best Picture award, a five-level lobby, and a grand spiral staircase.

Visitors can enjoy 30-minute guided walking tours of the Kodak Theatre seven days a week, starting every 30 minutes, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The tour highlights architectural features of the theater and gives visitors a look behind the scenes at the Oscars. Tickets can be purchased in person at the box office, located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., or through Ticketmaster.

The Kodak Theatre is located 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport by car and about six minutes southeast of Universal Studios. The theater is also within walking distance from many other Hollywood attractions such as the Chinese Theatre, Madame Tussaud's, the Hollywood Wax Museum, and Ripley's Believe It or Not.

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