Venue Info

About The Regent

Originally opened in 1914 as The National. Three years later, the name was changed to The Regent, as we still know it today. After decades as a grindhouse and adult movie venue, the theater was closed in 2000, only to lay dormant for several years. Six years later, developer Tom Gilmore acquired the property, using it as an occasional art and performance space for the monthly Thursday night Downtown Art Walk. Known for its sloped floor, proscenium archway and gothic-inspired ceiling, The Regent is a true relic and the last remaining historic movie theater on Downtown LA’s Main Street. Music promoter Mitchell Frank, along with Artist and Recreation, LLC, and Knitting Factory Entertainment Inc., took over the lease in 2012 and has restored the theatre to its former glory. Improvements include an update on all interiors, second story mezzanine for killer viewing as well as a pizzeria (Prufrock Pizzeria) and bar (The Love Song).

The Regent Theater hosts concerts, themed dance nights, theater performances, movie screenings, special events, parties and festivals.


There are three paid surface lots conveniently located across the street from the venue between 4th and 5th Street. If you happen to get Doris Day parking please make sure to read the street signs carefully.


Downtown L.A.’s Regent Theater finally opens tonight – LA Times

Inside the Total Transformation at Downtown’s Regent Theater – LA Curbed

The Regent Theater: For Our Daily Love of Music – LA Downtowner


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

There are currently no Covid protocols needed for entry. Masks are optional and we are no longer requiring proof of vaccination.

Where is the Regent located?

The Regent Theater is located in the Bank District neighborhood in Downtown L.A. at 448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Who can I contact about booking an event at The Regent?

Please send all information to [email protected]

Is the Regent located close to the Metro or any bus stops?

We are a short skip or walk from various bus stops and the closest metro stop is located at Pershing Square, which is just 3 small city blocks away from the venue. Directions are available here.

What are The Regent’s hours?

The door time varies. Be sure to check ticket links for door times.

I am under 18. What is the age limit to attend a show?

You are in luck. We offer several all ages shows. Please check the website to make sure you are age appropriate before attending.

How do I find out about future events happening?

Our highly informative weekly mailing list is a great way to keep up to date, sign up!

Where can I purchase tickets?

You can purchase tickets on night of shows with our Box Office. Keep up to date with Facebook and Twitter as well as our weekly mailing list for the latest announcements! Some shows will sell out in advance!

Is the Regent seated or standing?

The majority of ours shows are standing room only but rest assured there isn’t a bad sight line in the house. From time to time we will host a seated show but it will be listed on the website that seating is based on first come first served.

Is the venue Handicap accessible?

YES! If you are attending an event and need assistance please email access[at] and our friendly staff will make accommodations for you.

Is there re-entry?

NO. Not unless you have a note from your mom

The Regent is now cashless. Please plan accordingly.

The Regent no longer accepts cash. We accept credit / debit cards and mobile payments.

Do you offer bottle service?

We now offer bottle and table service for select shows. Please contact [email protected] to inquire for availability, pricing, and other information.

Can I bring in my bag?

Small handbags and tote bags are permissible, full size backpacks are not.

Is there a place I can look up my bike?

Yes, there are plenty of places to lock up your bike. Make sure to use a good quality U-lock and cable (I use Kryptonite), make sure to lock up both tires. Yes, people do steal the wheels.

Can I take photos and videos? What is The Regent’s photo policy?

Absolutely no professional cameras (any camera with a removable lens) or recording devices are allowed without a photo pass. Further restrictions do apply, even with a photo pass. Venue enforces shooting professional photos during the first 3 songs with no flash, and requires a photo release. Camera phones are allowed and Instagramming is encouraged at most shows. Camera phones and nonprofessional cameras are at the discretion of the artist performing, so please check the photo policy at the door. If you plan to shoot video, please let us know in advance.

I’m a photographer/blogger. How do I get a photo/press pass?

Please contact the artist you would like to photograph about getting a photo pass for their show at one of our venues. We (Spaceland) cannot grant photo passes–as it is the artist’s decision as to who they want photographing them. Same policy stands for press passes – please contact the artist’s label or publicist for this. Unfortunately, we cannot give you this contact information.

Will there be band merchandise for purchase?

Most likely.

Do you have parking?

There are three paid surface lots conveniently located across the street from the venue between 4th and 5th Street. If you happen to get Doris Day parking please make sure to read the street signs carefully.

Any good places to eat?

Downtown L.A. is a Mecca of great food. We just happen to be neighbors with some of the best restaurants and chefs in L.A. Check out Bar Amá, Bäco Mercat, or experience fresh made sushi hand rolls by KazuNori, they are habit forming good! There is also Neapolitan style wood fired pizza being sliced at Prufrock Pizzeria located at The Regent.

Where can I stay?

Several hotels are located in the downtown area and are just blocks from the venue. A few good solid options are The Ace Hotel, The Standard, Omni, Westin Bonaventure, Sheraton, The Biltmore, The O Hotel and the Best Western Dragon Inn in Chinatown.

How do I get a job at The Regent?

If you’re interested in working at The Regent please send an email to info[at]

Do you have an internship program?

Yes, email us at info[at] to learn more! Please include the top 5 bands you are currently listening to.

Do you rent your room for private events?

Yes, The Regent can be rented for private events email us at [email protected] for details!

Lost Something?

Please come on down to check if we’ve found it. Our staff can help you access the lost and found anytime after 8:00 PM!

Does the venue allow service animals?

We follow State and Federal legislature on the matter.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final. We don’t offer refunds or exchanges unless a show is canceled. Please keep in mind that support acts and set times are subject to change at any time and this does not warrant a refund.

Prohibited Items?

-no large bags
-no weapons
-no chains
-no roller blades (heeleys, hoverboards, skateboards)
-no luggage
-no musical instruments
-no gang affiliated colors
-no nudity
-no sharpies
-no lasers
-no fireworks
-no outside food/beverage
-no boomboxes/blutooth speakers
-no beach umbrellas / folding chairs
-no coolers , snorkels, fins, no swim tanks
-no pets, no insects, no sea monkeys, no pet rocks
-no motorcycle helmets
-no narcotics
-no outside drinks / canteens, flasks
-no bullet belts
-no sharp accessories
-must be 21+ to carry tobacco products (vapes, e-cigs, smokes, bones, coffin nails)