The Warner Grand Theatre is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. The City operates the building as a publicly available rental facility available to all, from community organizations to the film industry to major promoters.
Grand Vision Foundation – along with running the Grand Annex Music Hall and the in-school Meet the Music program – serves as the Friends’ Group to the beloved Warner Grand Theatre.
As the Friend’s Group, we provide two primary services: we assist the City with marketing, providing the only comprehensive online and print schedule for public events at the Warner Grand Theatre. We also raise funds for interior restoration and technological upgrades that the City is not able to address. Since 1996, Grand Vision has advocated in the community and at City Hall for the continued use of the Theatre as a performing arts venue.
“We are thrilled that the City of Los Angeles – which owns and operates the Warner Grand Theatre – is funding the first phase of this much-needed renovation and we, the Friend’s Group, are excited to support them in the process. This renovation will make the Warner Grand Theatre more accessible, provide important infrastructure upgrades and ensure that ‘she’ will stand proudly for another 100 years,” says Grand Vision Executive Director, Liz Schindler Johnson. “We also thank Councilmember McOsker for keeping this process moving.”
Currently, the theatre is planned to close for renovations in 2024. We will continue to keep the public updated on the renovation plans as we learn them from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Read the latest article on the renovation here.>