Inside the Den at The Belasco

Mumford & Sons

 

Built in downtown Los Angeles in 1926 by Frederic and David Belasco, the Belasco Theater was originally a popular destination for dramatic theater. Designed by architecture firm Morgan, Walls and Clements, the Belasco features an awe-inspiring blend of Churrigueresque, Spanish Renaissance, Moorish, and Gothic styles, which culminate in a huge gilded dome over the main auditorium. During the Great Depression, the theater was part of the WPA Federal Theater Project. However, by the 1940’s, the theater had fallen into decline and was sold, in subsequent decades, to a series of churches. Closed for over 25 years, the Belasco was recently renovated and finally reopened in 2011.