Get the true Hollywood movie star treatment during this 30-minute VIP tour of the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre. Take a walk down the red carpet of Hollywood history with your guide as you explore this famous venue, learning stories about the theater’s famous role in Tinseltown’s biggest movie premieres, special events and celebrity sightings since 1927. Check out the theater’s collection of historic props and costumes, and admire the world’s largest IMAX screen. You’ll also have time to discover the Forecourt of the Stars, immortalizing the cement handprints and footprints of Hollywood’s elite.
Explore the TCL Chinese Theatre on a VIP tour
Check out the historic props and costumes housed in this historic theater dating from 1927
Hear stories about this iconic venue's role in some of Hollywood's biggest movie premieres
Wander the Forecourt of the Stars, home to cement handprints and footprints from iconic stars like Marilyn Monroe
Admire the world's largest IMAX screen in the main theater
Great tour for those interested in Hollywood history
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024
Monday - Sunday : 09:40 AM - 04:30 PM
What To Expect
TCL Chinese Theatres
Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in film and Hollywood history.
Walter_B, Jun 2023
History of the theater and its inception. Seeing the interior of the theater and the film. The tour guide was great with filling in details and answering questions.
Dont expect any form of customer service from this operator (TCL Chinese Theatre)
Bill_T, May 2023
we were unable to take the Theate Tour on the day of booking (Saturday May 20th) as the theatre and its frontage area was closed for a private party (something to do with the Premier of Fast X). We received no advanced warning that tours would not run that day from the operator nor any reply to to telephone calls or written enquiry.to the operator. In fact we were left totally to our own devices to sort the matter out.
Fortunately we managed to speak to one of the tour guides in person on the Monday afternoon at the end of her last tour of the day. She recommended that we return for the 10.15 tour on the Wednesday which we duely did.
We were fortunate to catch this helpful tour guide as the operator appears to be totally useless . A week later, and now back in the UK, we have still not received a response from the operator.
From what I can gather there are many private events throughout the year that close the theatre to the public, so beware that any booking you make throught this operator may be cancelled without any warning advanced or otherwise.
Skip the tour and pay for a movie instead
Natalie_S, May 2023
We got to see the inside of the theatre, learn some of the history, and see some costumes. We were shown some movie trailers but needed to leave before they were done so they could get ready for a scheduled film showing. Recommend skip the VIP tour and pay for a move instead.
Demanding a refund- your was cancelled by venue
Cesar_A, Apr 2023
The tours were cancelled for that day, allegedly because the only tour guide called in sick.
We were not able to get the tour and I required to be reimbursed
Beautiful and Historic
Janelle_D, Jan 2023
Our guide with the beautiful accent was informative and attentive. I left with more knowledge than expected and the building is beautiful. I will not share photos and it is a wonder to be experienced in person.
The tour was a short...
Brittany_W, Nov 2022
The tour was a short quick overview of the Theater. If you are into movie history and will already be in the Hollywood area, then it might be worth checking out. If you aren’t already in the Hollywood area, I would skip this one!
A great story! Its good...
Ingrid_T, Oct 2022
A great story! Its good to see that all. Also the history of the Theatre.
I hooe ti see you nex time
Was very disappointed
Sari_J, Sept 2022
I could get in they were showing a movie
There wasn't a time for the tour and I would have had to wait 2 hours
The TCL Chinese Theatre is a...
Alan V, Apr 2016
The TCL Chinese Theatre is a beautiful gem, showing off the best of aesthetic design, from an earlier Hollywood age, as well as, the best of modern, movie-going technology. This tour was an excellent, behind-the-scenes look at a true historic and cinematic, icon. Our tour guide was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. Well worth an hour of your time.