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UCLA Royce Hall

Map & Directions 340 Royce Drive
Westwood, CA 90024
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Located in Westwood, Royce Hall is not only one of the most distinctive buildings on the UCLA campus, it's also one of the key performing-arts venues in the city. The tall, imposing brick theater was constructed in the Italian Romanesque Revival style and finished in 1929. Named after the California philosopher Josiah Royce, the hall includes an E.M. Skinner/Robert Turner pipe organ with more than 6,000 pipes. With its high ceilings and stone walls, Royce Hall's acoustics are best suited for classical and small-band ensembles, but amplified rock bands have also performed here. Over the decades, the theater has hosted everyone from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to the Ramones, along with appearances by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Arnold Schoenberg, Tinariwen, Pacifica Quartet, Marian Anderson, Sparks, Linda Ronstadt, the Jam, Meredith Monk, Twyla Tharp, Earl Scruggs, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Zappa and Mikhail Baryshnikov. The hall has balcony seating on both sides of the main floor, along with a spacious lobby and adjoining cafe. All ages.

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  • UCLA on 03/31/11

    UCLA Live presents world-class performing arts with a global perspective, enhancing the experience by engaging, cultivating, and developing artists and audiences.

  • UCLA on 11/29/11

    This architectural landmark and symbol of the campus is one of the first four buildings on the Westwood campus. Constructed in 1929, Royce Hall was modeled in the style of Romanesque Northern Italy.

  • The Doors on 03/10/11

    The Doors performed back-to-back shows here in December of 1965. These dates were a couple of the first ever performances by the band.

  • UCLA on 06/04/12

    The Doctoral Hooding will be held at Royce Hall on June 14 from 3 to 5 PM.

  • UCLA on 04/11/12

    On Bruin Day, 4/14, join us inside the campus’ signature building as Chancellor Gene Block speaks about UCLA’s excellence and promising future. Programs begin at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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