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North Hollywood Metro Adventure

The NoHo Arts District – Where the Arts Are Center Stage - is a one-square mile community filled with an eclectic array of entertainment options, located in North Hollywood, just one mile north of Universal Studios.

With more than 22 theatres, art galleries, public art, professional dance studios, the largest concentration of music recording venues, annual festivals, international dining options and a myriad of clothing and specialty shops, NoHo is your one-stop arts & entertainment destination.

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North Hollywood Station (Metro Red Line) North Hollywood Station (Metro Red Line)

Last Stop North Hollywood! Depart the North Hollywood Metro station. Proceed to street level and head south on Lankershim Blvd. towards Magnolia Blvd.

NoHo is California's largest theatre district with more than 22 theatres producing adventuresome, new works and classics. The theatres in North Hollywood are known for their quality productions, regularly featuring actors who have starred on Broadway, on TV and in feature films. Many of the NoHo theatres have won LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and LA Drama Critic Awards. On many nights, NoHo has 12 to 18 productions from musicals to dramas to comedies - new work and revivals. A large number of our theatres are intimate, 49 to 99 seat equity waiver theatres. This size theatre creates an intimate atmosphere, making you feel very much a part of the play.

At the corner of Lankershim and Magnolia Blvds., stop by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (5200 Lankershim Blvd.), the producers of the annual Emmy Awards. In the plaza, life-size statues of some of the most legendary figures of TV history, including Lucille Ball, Opfrah Winfrey, Johnny Carson, George Burns, George Allen and many others, as well as a giant Emmy Award statue grace the Plaza. Bring your camera to pose with the "stars."

Across from the Academy you will find the historic El Portal Theatre (5269 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/508-4200), built in 1926 and once home to vaudeville and silent movies. El Portal Theatre offers two stages: theForum Theatre and Main Stage.  Next door is Theatre Tribe (5267 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/754-2662). Continuing south on Lankershim is The Raven Playhouse (5233 Lankershim Blvd.; 213/481-1090) followed by NoHo Actors Studio (5215 Lankershim Blvd. 2nd flr.; 818/763-5802).

On Lankershim Blvd., just south of Magnolia Blvd. is The Sanford Meisner Center  (5124 Lankershim Blvd.; 818 509-9651). Continuing south at 5112 Lankershim is the renowned Deaf West Theatre (5112 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/762-2998) touring nationally with their Broadway production of Big River. Next door is the former DWP office, (5108 Lankershim Blvd.), now a registered landmark building for its classic Art Deco exterior. Renovated by the City of Los Angeles into an all-purpose cultural facility, it is now the home of the award-winning Road Theatre Company(818/761-8838). Be sure to also check Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre (4850 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/202-4120) and Actors Workout Studio (4735 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/506-3903). Don't miss Theatre Unlimited (10943 Camarillo St.; 818/205-1680) located ½ block east of Vineland Blvd.

Starting at Lankershim and Magnolia Blvds., you can go west on Magnolia Blvd. to Secret Rose Theatre(11246 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/766-3691).  East on Magnolia Blvd. you will see five awarding winning theatres.The NoHo Arts Center (11136 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/508-7101), specializing in new works and World Premieres. The Sherry Theater (11052 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/761-5546 and the Avery Schreiber Theatre(11050 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/766-9100). A few doors down is The Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center (11006 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/761-0704) which has varied productions including plays performed in Spanish.  Don't miss one of NoHo's oldest theatres, Actors Forum (10655 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/506-0600) – just 2 block east of Vineland Blvd. Interested in taking a nice walk over to Burbank Blvd? You will find Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre, NoHo's longest operating theatre company (10900 Burbank Blvd.; 818/700-4878).

To find out what's playing, check out www.nohoartsdistrict.com

Visual Arts
From mainstream to underground art, North Hollywood is proud to have a rich, eclectic mix of wonderful indoor and outdoor art galleries. Across from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is Cella Gallery, a contemporary, fine art gallery, representing established and emerging artists. This gallery hosts many music, dance and theatrical events (5229 Lankershim Blvd. 213/291-7908). Just 1 ½ blocks south of Magnolia on Lankershim Blvd. is Gallery 800 (5108 Lankershim Blvd. 818/761-7784), featuring personal artwork from members of the Art Directors Guild, IATSE Local 800. These are the artists behind the scenes of some of your favorite films and television programs. Going north toward the METRO is El Portal Theatre'sJudith Kaufman Gallery (5269 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/508-0281) a gallery that should not be missed.  Also, check out the great artwork inside the METRO. A unique gallery that is a little off the beaten path is Satsuma Gallery (5447 Satsuma Ave.; 818/508-7459), just off of Burbank Blvd east of Vineland.

Walking west on Magnolia Blvd, you will discover beautiful North Hollywood Park where we have the bronze statue of long-time NoHo resident and flight pioneer, Amelia Earhart. NoHo is also home to the Chandler Outdoor Gallery, a 10-block display of murals and other art forms designed by 19 local artists. Walk east on Magnolia Blvd. to Vineland Avenue and turn left. Walk north on Vineland to Chandler Blvd.

What is an arts district without dance? NoHo is home to some of the top dance studios in Los Angeles. How about taking a class at the Millennium Dance Complex (5113 Lankershim Blvd.; 753-5081) where your instructors turn out to be the very same choreographers who have worked with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Cher, Prince, Janet Jackson and so many other stars. Continuing north on Lankershim, located one block west of the North Hollywood Metro station on Chandler Blvd., is the MKM Cultural Center(11401 Chandler Blvd.; 818/752-2616). The resident company, Martin Dancers, have performed at the House of Blues, Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Amphitheater. The Art of Dance Academy is also housed at MKM Cultural Center offering a wide variety of children's dance classes and an exciting dance troupe. (818/760-8675)

North Hollywood is home to more than 50 recording studios. AMP Rehearsal, Inc. (5259 Lankershim Blvd., 818 761-2670) is one of the many studios providing state-of-art recording equipment and expertise in NoHo. Don't miss the monthly "Hear NoHo" music festival featuring local bands and musicians.

North Hollywood offers a myriad of America favorites and international dining options to satisfy everyone palate.  From the Eclectic Wine Bar & Grille's (5156 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/760-2233) fine continental cuisine to Coley's Caribbean food (10842 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/761-4944) to Little Toni's great Italian dishes (4745 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/763-0131) For something more exotic try Salomi Indian & Bangladesh Restaurant (5225 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/506-0130). Our outdoor cafes can't be beat so check out Pitfire Pizza (5211 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/980-2949, or Big Wangs (5300 Lankershim Blvd. 818/985-2449).  For the adventuresome who like to dance on tables, Tokyo Delve's Sushi Bar (5239 Lankershim Blvd.; 818/766-3868)

The NoHo Arts District is the capital for vintage clothing and specialty boutiques-a fun shopping adventure you won't forget.  Travel east on Magnolia Blvd.  Don't miss Hour Hip Hop (11116 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/487-8463), Kathy's E Boutique (11114 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/505-0035), St. Anne's Thrift Shop (11102 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/763-0646) and Age of Innocence (11054 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/980-0462).  Someone Else's(11024 Magnolia Blvd.; 818/761-6627) specializes in belly dance attire.

The NoHo Arts District also proudly hosts several great festivals throughout the year….Hear NoHo Music Festivals, the San Fernando Valley Poetry Festival, and the Valley Film Festival.
For up-to-date festival information go to www.nohoartsdistrict.com.

Interactive Arts Tours of NoHo
For groups of 12 or more, take an experiential arts tour. NoHo's most popular tours are our theatre parties, where you see a great production and meet the cast. Or, take a dance workshop and learn the latest MTV moves, or learn Afro Cuban jazz. On NoHo Tours, you step into the artist's world and experience first hand how art is created. An experiential tour means that our guests are active participants - you become an artist during the tour. For more information contact, NoHo Tours at 818/506-3132 or visit www.nohoartsdistrict.com/nohotours.

The NoHo Card 
The NoHo Card gives you up to 50% savings from more than 50 NoHo businesses:  theatres, restaurants, art galleries, acting, dance & music classes, clothing, facials and more.  It is not a coupon, discounts can be used continuously for 12 months…only $19.95. See how much you can save www.nohoartsdistrict.com/nohocard.
Note: North Hollywood Map designed by and courtesy of AT&T.

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