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The Shrine Auditorium comprises the single largest proscenium style stage in North America with a free standing balcony, providing over 6,300 seats and an adjoining 54,000 square foot Exposition Center.
Over the years, the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center has been selected as the West Coast location for the American Music Awards, BET Awards, the Grammys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NAACP Image Awards, the Academy Awards and performances of the Kirov, Bolshoi and American Ballet Theater, as well as the late Rudolph Nureyev. Appearances have been made by entertainment greats including, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Liza Minnelli, the late Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, the Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and Dionne Warwick, as well as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Hootie and the Blowfish. The Shrine has accommodated numerous movie screenings, variety shows, religious gatherings of all faiths, private shows, location shoots and various benefits and fundraisers.