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May 26
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El Portal Theatre Staff

From box office to janitorial, we have all gotten the vaccine to protect our valued patrons. In addition, we are taking measures to fully disinfect and clean all lobbies, seating areas, stage, and backstage before and after all events. We will follow all LA County protocols to combat the COVID 19 virus and urge you to do the same.


A very special welcome to the historic EL PORTAL THEATRE in the heart of the NoHo Arts District — a dynamic three-theatre performing arts complex featuring the 360-Seat Debbie Reynolds MainStage, 96-Seat Monroe Forum and the award winning Stuart Roger’s 42-Seat Theatre Tribe. 

The El Portal Theatre was built in 1926 as a Vaudeville and Silent Movie House in anticipation for “TALKIES” which were right around the corner in the early 30’s. (See History of El Portal on this site). 

Since its reopening and redevelopment in the NoHo Arts District in 2000 the historic El Portal Theatre has featured musicals, plays, dance, educational arts programs, and unique acts from around the world. Celebrities including Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Bea Arthur, Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Goldenberg, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Jo Anne Worley, Fritz Coleman, Smokey Robinson, Rene Taylor, Joe Bologna, Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sam Harris, Neil Patrick Harris, Sally Struthers, Kate McKinnon, Carol Lawrence, Joe Campenello, Fred Savage, Leslie Jones, Todrick Hall, Ruta Lee, Matt Walker, Beth Kennedy, Bobby Creighton, Ron Dante, Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, and many more have starred on the MainStage. 

The El Portal Theatre is frequently called the Jewel in the North Hollywood Crown — and boasts a three-sided marquee facing the boulevard that has been a location many times for film and television shoots.   

Please join us for the best in music, dance, comedy, and theatre, or for your special event.  Again ... A Very Special Welcome to you and please explore our website and visit our Judith Kaufman Art Gallery, and before the performance enjoy refreshments at our El Portal Pub in the lobby prior to the show and at intermission!

Jay Irwin/ Pegge Forrest
Producers/ Managers
El Portal Theatre


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Last Updated: May 16, 2024
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