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Alex Theatre


The Alex Theatre
The Alex Theatre was designed by architects Charles R. Selkirk and Arthur G. Lindley and completed in 1925 as the Alexander Theatre, a Vaudeville and motion picture house with Greek and Egyptian motifs. It stands today as a surviving example of grand Vaudeville and movie palaces of the early 20th century and one of the very few extant theatres with an open forecourt.

The 1,450 seat Alex Theatre is a historic, cultural and artistic treasure for not only the people of Glendale, but the entire Los Angeles Basin. 


216 N. Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91222

Official website

General Showtimes:

This theatre features concerts and various performing arts and is host to the Alex Film Society. Shows are at 2 pm & 8 pm on select dates, but this information will vary. See descriptions on this site or contact the theatre for more information.


Locations & Hours

Alex Theatre Box Office
216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203
Open on Monday–Thursday event days starting three hours prior to the start time of a performance and Friday–Sunday from 12:00pm-5:00pm and until half an hour after the start time of a performance.

The Americana at Brand Concierge Desk
889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
Open seven days a week from 11:00am-7:00pm

Glendale Community College Auditorium Box Office
Auditorium Building
1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208
Open Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-4:00pm

ADA Seating
The Alex Theatre has ADA Accessible Seating available in Row X of the Orchestra. All other seating areas require a minimum of eight stairs to access. If you require ADA accessible seating, notify the Ticket Agent at the beginning of the transaction or, if purchasing online, select from the ADA Accessible section and indicate the type of seating you require for each ADA Accessible seat.

Assistive Services
Wheelchair access and infrared Assistive Listening Devices for the hearing impaired are available upon request. Please request these services at least 24 hours in advance by contacting the Box Office at 818-243-7700 x216 or for ADA Accessible Seating or the Event Services Manager at 818-243-7700 x218 or for Assistive Listening Devices.

Child Admission
For most performances, all children are required to have a ticket and separate seat with the exception of children two years old and younger who will be sitting on an adult’s lap. As a courtesy to audience members and performers, please use discretion regarding your child’s ability to sit quietly during a performance. Please check individual event listings for specific child admission information.

Individual rental groups of the Theatre determine what, if any, discounts they will offer for their engagements. Please check specific event listings for discount information.

Gift Certificates
Gift certificates may be purchased in a variety of denominations and are redeemable for most events held at the Alex Theatre. Contact the Box Office at 818-243-ALEX (2539) or for details.

Group Sales
Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available for select performances. To make a group reservation, contact the Box Office at 818-243-7700 x216 or

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
For tickets to Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performances, please click here.

Payment Options
Alex Theatre Box Office – Cash, Credit and Debit Cards
Ticket Outlets – Credit and Debit Cards

The name Glendale Arts will appear on your credit card statement in association with your ticket purchase transaction.

Refunds & Exchanges
Exchanges or refunds cannot be issued for lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or unused tickets once a ticket has been purchased. Please safeguard your tickets and carefully review your event, date, time, and seat selection prior to purchasing tickets.

Refunds will be granted for cancelled or postponed events. Programs and artists are subject to change without notice. Tickets are good only for the specific performance designated and are not for resale.

Ticket Service Fees
A $2.50 per ticket Restoration & Programming Fee will be added to all tickets sold at the Alex Theatre Box Office window, ticket outlets, phone, and online.

A Processing Fee will be applied to all ticket purchases as well.

Phone or online purchase Processing Fee:
$0-$15.00 = $1.50 per ticket
$15.01 or higher = $3.75 per ticket

Walk-Up purchase Processing Fee:
$0-$15.00 = $1.00 per ticket
$15.01 or higher = $2.00 per ticket

These fees cover the costs related to capital and restoration projects and maintain and preserve the historic Alex Theatre, as well as fulfill your ticket order.

Will Call
Your ticket order will be placed at the Theatre’s Will Call window. Please bring the credit card used for your purchase, photo ID, and the order confirmation number to Will Call at least 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.


Located one-half mile south of the 134 freeway in Glendale.



Convenient and ample parking is available for all Alex Theatre patrons. We recommend allowing plenty of time for parking prior to the start time of an event. Please read posted parking signs carefully.
Validated Parking

The Alex Theatre offers validated parking for event attendees at the following 3 structures. Parking costs $1.00 for 4 hours with validation; posted rates apply after 4 hours and rates are subject to change. Validation is available in the Alex Theatre lobby.

Orange Street Parking Garage
222 N. Orange St., Glendale, CA 91203
Located at the corner of California Avenue and Orange Street

Exchange Parking Garage
115 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91206
Located on Maryland Avenue between California and Wilson Avenues

Glendale Marketplace Garage
120 S. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91205
Located at the corner of Harvard Street and Maryland Avenue
Metered Parking

Metered parking is available in nearby lots and on-street locations throughout Downtown Glendale. Please CLICK HERE to visit the City of Glendale’s website for maps and information.
Accessible Parking

Vehicles displaying a valid disabled placard are exempt from payment at any parking meter. Accessible spaces located near elevators are also available in the three parking structures listed above; the above rates apply.

Current Screenings: