Making History Every Night
Rising from the original Paramount lot, when it opened in 1940, the Hollywood Palladium’s Streamline Moderne ballroom brought a futuristic vision of tomorrow to the historic heart of Hollywood. A sleek, machine-age utopia of curves and aerodynamic lines christened the name Palladium—a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal with connections to a famous asteroid—cementing its otherworldly perspective. Over the decades, this visionary hub of entertainment has evolved as a microcosm of LA culture and the center stage of the city’s artistic aspirations. Throughout the 1950s and 60s, it hosted era-defining musical movements from big band jazz to cha-cha-chá and was home to the beloved Lawrence Welk Show, broadcasted in homes across America. The 80s and 90s saw epic rock, punk, and hip hop acts, promoting LA’s new wave of rebellious counterculture. Beyond music, the storied venue has hosted political rallies, star-studded parties, and iconic award shows. Today, the Palladium remains at the center of LA’s entertainment scene for global touring artists, local sounds, and out-of-this-world events, reopening as an ever-expanding cosmos of culture, experience, and artistry while continuing to guide fans through new expanses of unforgettable stardom.