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Backstage Tour


Take a free backstage tour of the Alex Theatre for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the historic venue as you have never seen it before!

The tour is led by a guide who will conduct an overview of the landmark’s 94-year history, from its inception as a vaudeville house and movie palace in 1925 to its transformation to a world-class performing arts and entertainment center in the 1990s and more recently, the backstage expansion of 2014 and current programs and activities.

Participants will also have the chance to see sound and lighting demos and explore and learn about the facility’s interior and exterior architecture, in addition to the sculptures and art and antique objects that adorn the venue.

This two-hour walking tour includes climbing stairs and is not recommended for young children. There is no elevator access to the Terrace and Balcony levels.

Each tour is limited to 20 people.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase merchandise in the lobby. Only cash is accepted at this time and exact change is appreciated.

  • Alex Theatre Recyclable Shopping Bags – $5.00
  • Alex Theatre Mugs – $10.00
  • Historic Glendale Book – $25.00
  • Alex Theatre Spire Pins $5.00
  • Alex Theatre Postcards (6 in a pack) $10.00

Sponsored by Glendale Arts.

Backstage Tour Sign-Up

There are no scheduled tours at the present time. Please check back for more updates.

For more information or to reserve a spot, email

Status Update from the Alex Theatre


As the saying goes, "The Show Must Go On." However, sometimes, unprecedented circumstances call for the show to be paused. This is one of those rare times.



Currently, our shows through April 5th will not be taking place on their original dates.



The Glendale Arts and Alex Theatre staff have been hard at work behind-the-scenes collaborating with the presenters of these performances to reschedule dates and communicating with ticket buyers about their options.



We are continuing to monitor directives established by local, state-wide, and national authorities and will post developments on shows scheduled beyond April 5th as they happen.



While our staff is working remotely, we are with our beloved Alex in spirit, and our hearts remain committed to the thousands of patrons we happily serve every week and our extended family of presenters, producers, performers, and community members who call the Alex home.



These are trying time for everyone. The economic impact on the dual industries with which we identify - non-profits and performing arts/live entertainment - has been swift and severe.



If you are able, we ask you make a gift at that will allow us to continue our work at the Alex Theatre - a place for arts and entertainment to be enjoyed; a symbol of history, beauty, and community - during this time, so we are ready to bring healing and happiness to all who need it when the time is right.



We wish all of you and your loved ones health and safety throughout this situation and can't wait to welcome you through our doors again when the show is ready to go back on.



With our love,


Glendale Arts/Alex Theatre Management Staff


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