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Admission to all public programs is free unless otherwise noted.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Patrons must present a photo ID and proof of COVID-19 vaccination (vaccine card or photo)
    OR a verbal self-attestation of exception to the COVID-19 vaccine plus a photo ID and negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the theater.

  • UCLA affiliates (current students, faculty and staff) may present an Event/Venue Clearance Certificate through the UCLA Mobile Application.

  • Masks are required in all indoor spaces.

  • Please practice physical distancing when possible, including outside.

  • Theater seating capacity is limited for the health and safety of our patrons. Hand sanitizing stations are available.

Online Registration

Register online in advance by selecting an upcoming event.

Please note that registration does not guarantee admission. Any seats remaining 15 minutes before showtime will be released to standby patrons.

Patrons who have registered online will need to obtain their free tickets at the box office, where seating will be assigned. One ticket per person. Registrations and tickets are non-transferable.

Box Office  

The Billy Wilder Theater box office opens one hour before showtime. The theater doors open approx. 30 minutes before showtime.

"Sold Out" Programs and Standby Line

Patrons who have not registered online may wait in the standby line. Any seats remaining 15 minutes before showtime will be released to standby patrons.

Hammer Museum Members and Archive Members

Members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before showtime.

Off-site Events

Screenings presented at venues other than the Billy Wilder Theater are subject to the ticketing policies of those venues.