LAHTF is proud to have facilitated the first public access to the State Theatre in over 20 years at our recent pre-renovation ALL ABOUT the State Theatre event on April 29, 2018. Over 150 interested members and followers joined us to be toured around all areas of the theatre. LAHTF members were additionally granted access to a special area of the theatre building: the 1921 cafeteria space in the basement of the building, a hidden gem which retains many of its 1920s features. Click here for photos from the event.
LAHTF held the first ever ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour of the Earl Carroll Theatre on February 24, 2018. Attended by over 200 enthusiastic members and followers, we were given complete access to the interior spaces of the theatre. Our coalition partners (Hollywood Heritage, L.A. Conservancy, and Art Deco Society of LA were invited as our guests and recognized for their efforts, and Essex Property Trust, the owner/developer with whom we negotiated for over 2 years, graciously allowed us the access for the tour. Click here for photos from the event.
The 4th Night On Broadway on January 27th was a huge success, with a turnout of tens of thousands who came to visit six of the historic theatres on Broadway in addition to the many other attractions! LAHTF volunteers staffed information stations and shared the history of the theatres and the Broadway Theatre District with thousands of attendees. A big thanks to our fantastic volunteers!
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of HAIR - The American Tribal Love-rock Musical, Michael Butler, the Broadway Producer who brought the musical to its greatest fame and popularity, is producing a new production with performances later this year at the Downtown Palace Theatre at 630 S. Broadway. For more information, Click Here.
We've added a new section on our website. Please click ADVOCACY on the menu to visit our new page with updates on many of the important issues we are working on behind the scenes. Our most recent success story is the Earl Carroll Theatre. LAHTF worked with our preservation coalition for over 2 years to get the developer to preserve the theatre. CLICK HERE for more details.
ALL ABOUT Royce Hall - For the first time LAHTF presented our ALL ABOUT behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic Royce Hall on the UCLA campus. Attendees learned about the unique history of this building, and explored from the balcony to the basement. LAHTF members got to go on a special "tour loop" and enjoyed a members-only reception in the theatre Green Room. Join today for more members-only events!
LAHTF is pleased to announce that the Alex Theatre was the recipient of the 2016 Theatre of the Year Award and Andrea Humberger received the 2016 Gold Star for Distinguished Service. Awards were presented on Sunday, May 21 in the Alex Theatre forecourt, followed by a free backstage tour of the 91 year old Theatre for attendees. Congratulations!
Our First ALL ABOUT Tour for 2017 was also our first tour of the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. The gracious management of the Playhouse gave us complete access to behind the scenes areas not open to the public. We were also treated to a live demonstration and mini-concert on the Mighty Wurlitzer by Edward Torres of LATOS.