UCLA, Royce Hall

340 Royce Dr.
Westwood, CA 90024


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Located in Westwood, Royce Hall is not only one of the most distinctive buildings on the UCLA campus, it's also one of the key performing-arts venues in the city. The tall, imposing brick theater was constructed in the Italian Romanesque Revival style and finished in 1929. Named after the California philosopher Josiah Royce, the hall includes an E.M. Skinner/Robert Turner pipe organ with more than 6,000 pipes. With its high ceilings and stone walls, Royce Hall's acoustics are best suited for classical and small-band ensembles, but amplified rock bands have also performed here. Over the decades, the theater has hosted everyone from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to the Ramones, along with appearances by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Arnold Schoenberg, Tinariwen, Pacifica Quartet, Marian Anderson, Sparks, Linda Ronstadt, the Jam, Meredith Monk, Twyla Tharp, Earl Scruggs, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The hall has balcony seating on both sides of the main floor, along with a spacious lobby and adjoining cafe. All ages.

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