An iconic Hollywood landmark, the Dolby® TheatreSM is home to the biggest night in entertainment: the Academy Awards®. The premieres of movies like Brave and Zero Dark Thirty also took place at the Dolby Theatre.
It's a world-class showcase for entertainment, and a testament to Dolby’s long history of working closely with filmmakers.
Take a look behind the scenes to see how Dolby transformed this Hollywood landmark into a state-of-the-art venue. Tour the theatre now.
The Dolby Theatre now features one of the most sophisticated sound systems anywhere, complete with 187 individually powered loudspeakers. Learn more about the changes we've made to the venue.
The Dolby Theatre is a Hollywood landmark and home of the Academy Awards.
The Dolby Theatre seats 3,400 people for the Academy Awards® and about 1,600 for movie screenings.
The Dolby Theatre hosted the world premieres of Brave and Zero Dark Thirty.
The state-of-the-art sound system includes 187 individually powered loudspeakers.
One of the challenges that engineers faced was keeping the speakers out of the audience's lines of sight.
Speakers on the ceiling heighten the realism for Dolby Atmos™ screenings.
For the first time in Oscars history, audience members will hear 5.1-channel surround sound.
The exclusive Governors Ball is held following the Academy Awards ceremony in the Ray Dolby Ballroom.
The Dolby Lounge was designed to create a visual representation of sound.
Award nominees and other VIPs can relax in the Dolby Lounge.
Watch welders, painters, neon artists, and installation crews construct, raise, and illuminate the huge, 6,800-pound neon sign that welcomes visitors to Hollywood and to the Dolby Theatre.
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