A Hollywood Landmark

The Dolby Theatre

The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is home to the Academy Awards® and showcases the latest innovations in entertainment technology.

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The Dolby Theatre

The Dolby Theatre hosts the world's biggest movie premieres, events, and performances — including the Oscars®.

Grand and spacious

The Dolby Theatre seats 3,400 people for the Academy Awards® and about 1,600 for movie screenings.

Immersive sound

Our state-of-the-art sound system includes 215 individually powered speakers to deliver a truly immersive Dolby Atmos® experience.

Vivid images

Our dual-laser projection technology provides the ultravivid picture of Dolby Vision® on the 60-by-32-foot movie screen.

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Renowned as the home of the Academy Awards®, the Dolby Theatre® is a 180,000-square-foot, 3,400-seat cinema, celebrating our commitment to science and innovation.
Guests at this special events venue are able to experience films with the ultravivid color of Dolby Vision® and the immersive sound of Dolby Atmos®. Dolby Vision looks more like real life, with darker darks, lighter lights, and a remarkable color range. Dolby Atmos creates a multidimensional soundscape with sounds that can be placed anywhere in the cinema including overhead. In fact, the Dolby Theatre has 215 individually powered speakers enabled with Dolby Atmos, making it one of the most sophisticated sound systems in the world.
We've been working with talented filmmakers to create unforgettable movie experiences for more than 40 years. From the cinema to the living room, Dolby continues to transform the entertainment experience, and the Dolby Theatre reflects our ongoing commitment to help moviemakers realize their visions.


The Dolby Theatre has hosted over 35 blockbuster film premieres including Disney premieres, Paramount premieres, and Universal premieres.


Dolby at the Oscars

Discover how the year’s best films used the magic of Dolby technology.


Go behind the scenes