Loading...
Tucked into Los Feliz's Center for Inquiry-West, the Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater is an intimate performing venue that presents a wide array of concerts, plays, vaudeville and comedy. When the theater first began putting on shows, it focused on comedians like Dana Gould, Emo Philips, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Kids in the Hall, as well as theatrical productions and esoteric philosophical and metaphysical explorations by everyone from NASA scientists to members of the Church of Satan. Before long, the theater also brought in live musicians, including the daft ragtime diva Janet Klein, Lavender Diamond and the charming pop duo the Ditty Bops mingling with harder-edged sounds from Rancid and Dethklok. Added to the mix is the center's ongoing fascination with horror and film culture, with presentations and screenings by the likes of Toby Hooper, Joe Dante, David Cronenberg, Miranda July and James Franco. In homage to its namesake inspiration, the late comedian Steve Allen, the theater is an unusual nexus point of scientific curiosity and vaudevillian variety.

Upcoming Events

Related Best Of

  • Best Of Arts & Entertainment

    Best Variety Show for Night Owls

    Steve Allen Theater's The Tomorrow Show

    Scan the seats at the Steve Allen Theater on Saturday at midnight and you'll find them half-empty.

    MORE INFO

Related Stories

  • The Poet of Highland Park

    @ Trepany House at the Steve Allen Theater
    • Feb 27, 2014
  • A Visit to Ooo
  • A Visit to Ooo

    Cartoon Network's popular animated series Adventure Time tracks the story of intrepid human Finn and his magical canine sidekick Jake, but the Emmy-winning result is significantly less tear-jerking and more bonkers than fellow boy-and-his-dog classics like Old Yeller. (Think less Where the Red Fern Grows and more Where Literally Anything...
    • Dec 12, 2013
  • Disturbingly Funny
  • Disturbingly Funny

    Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov, the Soviet scientist who pioneered the technique of transplanting the head of one dog onto the body of another in the 1950s, may well have been flummoxed and disturbed by the L.A. comedy troupe known as 2 Headed Dog, which for the better part of two decades...
    • Jul 4, 2013
  • More...

Map

Now Trending

  • Brilliantshine Opens in Santa Monica

    All summer long, cocktail-loving Westsiders have been eagerly anticipating Brilliantshine, the new spot from prolific mixology masters Julian Cox and Josh Goldman, and it's finally here. On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the watering hole will officially open its doors in the Santa Monica courtyard behind Tinga, former home of the popular...
  • R.I.P. Drew Bernstein, Freak Fashion Pioneer

    Drew Bernstein, the creator of popular rock and roll clothing lines Lip Service and Kill City, was found dead yesterday of an apparent suicide by gunshot. His body was discovered on a hiking trail in the Hollywood Hills off of Mulholland Drive. He was 51.  The L.A. native came up...
  • The Chainsmokers Are Blowing the Eff Up

    Two years ago DJ Alex Pall and producer Drew Taggart were pretty much unknown. Yet when we talked to them earlier this month, the duo had just lunched with Tïesto in Las Vegas.  Pall and Taggart are better known as NYC-based EDM up-and-comers The Chainsmokers. They were one of our...

Nearby