- 300 E. Green St.
- Pasadena, CA 91101
- T: 626-449-7360
This 3,000-seat theater was dedicated in 1932, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Civic—as it is colloquially called—has hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards, NAACP Image Awards, ALMA Awards, and Motown 25.
The Civic has hosted such legendary concerts as Ray Charles’ 50th Anniversary and Carlos Santana’s Supernatural Live.
Reality talent shows regularly film at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium, it has hosted the likes of America’s Got Talent, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance to name a few.
Civic Pipe Organ
The Pasadena Civic Auditorium houses a historic theater organ that was designed by Moller for Reginald Foort. It is one of the largest instruments in the world—having been designed to travel the Vaudeville circuit, it required fifteen handlers and four trucks to transport it. Mini-documentary→
Michael Jackson Unveils The Moonwalk
Read an article about The Civic featured on The Eastsider LA→
Party on the Plaza
Annually, some of the best tribute bands perfrom on the plaza in front of The Civic, these tribute concerts have become very popular with residents and folks from neighboring communities. Some of the regular tribute bands include The Spazmatics (80s tribute); Space Oditty (David Bowie); Led Zepplica (Led Zeppelin tribute); DSB (Journey tribute); and Elton and The Early Years Band (Elton John tribute). Videos→
NAACP Image Awards
America’s Got Talent