The West Side's most glittery theatrical venue is home to a good-sized main stage, the Gil Cates Theater, and the cozier Skirball Kenis Theater. The company offers a mix of new work and local premieres, frequently with big-name (though sometimes second-tier) Hollywood talent. Special nights include Wine Down Sundays, Lounge Fridays and Talk Back Tuesdays, where a special drinks or coffee reception is held before the performance. Saturday mornings often feature great kid-oriented shows.
Venue name: Geffen Playhouse
Address: 10886 Le Conte Avenue, Westwood
Opening hours: Box office 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 11am-6pm Sat, Sun.
Price: Tickets $24-$46.