“America’s Got Talent” Returns to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium In March to Tape Season 16

March 24, 2021 | Posted in Arts & Culture

Pasadena, CA, (March 24, 2020) – Starting next week, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium will once again be the backdrop of the hit variety competition series “America’s Got Talent” where tapings of the initial rounds of Season 16 will take place beginning March 28 and running through late April. Returning celebrity judges include Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and host, Terry Crews.

Pasadena has a long history of being one of Hollywood’s prime filming locations for award-winning TV shows and movies. “We are thrilled to announce the return of ‘America’s Got Talent’ in Pasadena for the sixth year,” said Jeanne Goldschmidt, executive director of the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau. “America’s Got Talent’ not only brings attention to Pasadena from the show’s millions of fans globally, but their presence is welcome by our local hotels, restaurants and businesses.”

Built in 1932, during the Great Depression, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium has welcomed millions of patrons across Southern California. Inspired by Mediterranean Revival architecture, the 3,000-seat theatre has hosted countless concerts and plays, including but not limited to the Emmy Awards, NAACP Image Awards, People’s Choice Awards, “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is a part of the Pasadena Civic Center District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

With the search open to acts of all ages and talents, “America’s Got Talent” is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying to win America’s vote and the $1 million prize. The series was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.

About the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is a non-profit marketing organization dedicated to promoting Pasadena as a leading meeting, convention and leisure travel destination. For more information, go to www.VisitPasadena.com. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @VisitPasadena.

About the Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The Pasadena Civic is one of the most revered performance halls in the nation. The Civic hosts the NAACP Image Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, America's Got Talent, film and television events, cultural performances, musical shows and graduation ceremonies. For more information, visit www.PasadenaCivicAuditorium.com.

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Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau and Pasadena Civic Auditorium Contact

Christine Susa
Director of Marketing & Communications
(626) 395-0211