Editor's Note: This theater is currently named Saban Theatre.
by E. B.
February 14, 2004
Their next show to run is Urinetown, which runs May 2004. My theater tip is to pick the tickets up from the box office. If you buy from TicketMaster, you have ticketing fees added to the cost. It's outrageous how much the fees add to the total cost, so buy the tickets at the Wilshire Theatre box office. Shows seldom sell out in LA. Sadly, this is a film town, not a theater town, so it's rare to have sell-out runs here. Additionally, if you have a student or senior discount coming to you, you can get it only at the box office. They also have discounts for same-day tickets. Most of the time, rush tickets are sold an hour before the show, but it depends. Call the box office to ask. You may even be able to pick them up after noon.
Parking is a problem. You will have to park in a lot. I generally use the Flynt Communications Building lot for $5. (Yes, this is the Larry Flynt who publishes Hustler Magazine.) This lot is very popular, since there is plenty of space, it's adjacent to the theater, and there are elevators to take you up the parking levels.
Restaurant choices in the area are limited. Since you are in Beverly Hills, pre-theater dining will cost you a pretty penny. I suggest going to dinner outside of Beverly Hills, or finding an inexpensive place further away from the theater. The theater's webpage gives a list of restaurants near the theater. There are some inexpensive choices on their list. I'm not sure how good those restaurants are, but at least you have a diverse range of choices.
From journal Beverly Hills: Fine Dining and Salons