Historic Theatre Photography

This website celebrates and promotes historic and culturally significant theatres from across the world.

Our intent is to document these buildings of public storytelling and performance primarily through photography, capturing significant details from both sides of the curtain.

Our aim is to educate and engage current and future generations on the importance of theatre, live performance, film, and the arts; emphasizing the importance of preserving the significant buildings our society has created for the purpose of public storytelling. To this end, our scope includes movie theatres of significant cultural and historic merit.

We are always on the lookout for additional historic and/or culturally significant theatres to feature on our website and social media channels. Please get in touch for collaborations or photoshoots!

You can also check out the story behind Historic Theatre Photos and its author Mike Hume, or Mike’s extensive theatre research projects.

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Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island

Broadway Historic Theatre District, Los Angeles

Hollywood Boulevard Entertainment District, Los Angeles

Academy Museum, Los Angeles

Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

Akron Civic Theatre

Alameda Theatre

Alex Theatre, Glendale

Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara

Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

Austin Scottish Rite

Avalon Regal Theater, Chicago

Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles

Aztec Theatre, San Antonio

Balboa Theatre, San Diego

The Belasco, Los Angeles

Brauntex Theatre, New Braunfels

Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Old Vic

Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow

Chicago Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood

CIBC Theatre, Chicago

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego

Dolby Theatre, Hollywood

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

Earl Carroll Theatre, Hollywood

Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, San Antonio

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

Ford’s Theatre, Washington D.C.

Fox Theatre, Fullerton

Fox Theater Bakersfield

Fox Tucson Theatre

Gaslight-Baker Theatre, Lockhart

Globe Theatre, Los Angeles

Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland

Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Hanford Fox Theatre

Hanna Theatre, Cleveland

His Majesty’s Theatre, London

Hudson Theatre, New York

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Long Beach Scottish Rite

Los Angeles Music Center, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Theatre

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield

Majestic Theatre, San Antonio

Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles

The Mayan, Los Angeles

Mayan Theatre, Denver

Million Dollar Theatre, Los Angeles

National Theatre, Washington D.C.

Observatory North Park, San Diego

Oriental Theater, Denver

Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles

Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix

Palace Theatre, Los Angeles

Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

Paramount Theatre, Abilene

Paramount Theatre, Austin

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Scottish Rite

Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs

Radio City Music Hall, New York

Regency’s Village Theatre, Westwood

Regent Theater, Los Angeles

Rialto Theatre, South Pasadena

Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, Hollywood

Richmond Theatre, London

Riviera Theatre, Chicago

Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

Royce Hall, UCLA

Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills

San Diego Civic Theatre

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse

Shrine Auditorium, University Park

Spreckels Theatre, San Diego

State Theatre, Los Angeles

Stateside at the Paramount, Austin

Studebaker Theater, Chicago

Tampa Theatre

Texas Theatre, San Angelo

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Theatre Royal, Bristol

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio

Tower Theatre, Los Angeles

Tucson Scottish Rite

The United Theater on Broadway, Los Angeles

Visalia Fox Theatre

Vista Theatre, Los Feliz

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Warner Hollywood, Los Angeles

Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.

Warner Grand, San Pedro

Warner Theatre, Huntington Park

Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles

The Wiltern, Koreatown


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New York, 2006-2007

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