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The City of West Hollywood, also known as the Creative City, has made a strong commitment to providing accessible arts programming for its residents and visitors.

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West Hollywood is a popular location both for filming and watching movies with several art and indie movie theatre complexes in the immediate area.

For information on local theatres and film festivals the City sponsors please click here.


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West Hollywood has a long history of being a center for music, most notably at music venues on the Sunset Strip and at the Troubadour.

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Literary Arts

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The City of West Hollywood has made a strong commitment to supporting the literary arts through our new library building, literary programming, book clubs, and the inauguration of our new City Poet !!! We also stage temporary rotating exhibits inside the library and host literary events like WeHo Reads.





West Hollywood has several acting schools and theatres.

One City One Pride presents a full free Day of Theatre in Plummer Park on June 27, from 2-9pm, as well as several other theatre shows throughout June, July and August. More info here.

Our Free Theatre in the Parks program provides accessible theatre for residents and visitors. Upcoming shows include:  

July 11 - August 16, Saturdays and Sundays, 4 pm (except July 26 and Aug. 2) Classical Theatre Lab presents Moliere’s "The Misanthrope". Kings Road Park

August 22, 4 pm

Rogue Artists Ensemble presents "Shakespeare(ish)" with a puppet making workshop for children. Kings Road Park

September 18 - October 3, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm

Lovers & Madmen presents outdoor evening performances of "The Taming of the Shrew," Great Hall, Plummer Park.

'Celebrating New Works' is a monthly reading series for mature audiences with Celebration Theatre on the Third Tuesday of each month of newly-written LGBTQ works.

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The City of West Hollywood's Art on the Outside program provides temporary arts exhibits in City Parks and street medians.

The Urban Art program provides for permanent works throughout the City paid for by developer funds.

The City also has a robust gallery scene and several museums.


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The City also hosts numerous talks and educational forums.

The Human Rights Speakers Series happens several times per year and features talks on the state of Human Rights around the world.

WHAP! (West Hollywood Aesthetics and Politics) - The CalArts Masters in Aesthetics and Politics Program presents this lecture series for those interested in the intellectual, political, aesthetic, and theoretical.  Be forewarned this is not for those intellectually faint-of-heart. More info here.


WeHo East Arts

WeHo East Arts is an initiative of the City’s Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission to explore the convergence of culture, community and development in the City’s east side. 

For Children

The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS) with the City of West Hollywood presents soundSpark, a children's concert series at the West Hollywood Public Library, taking place on the first Saturday of each month.

For Russian-speaking children, Puppet Theatre on Wheels presents shows 4 times a year in Plummer Park.

August 22, 4 pm - Rogue Artists Ensemble presents "Shakespeare(ish)" with a puppet making workshop for children. Kings Road Park




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    Arts & Culture - Economic Impact Study
    The Arts & Economic Prosperity IV Study [PDF] conducted by Americans for the Arts. The study demonstrates the impact of the nation's nonprofit arts and culture industry on our local, state and national economies. This is the largest and most comprehensive study of its kind conducted.