The 95th Academy Awards, or Oscars 2023, will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, but can the general public buy tickets to attend? Find out.

The Oscars, Hollywood’s biggest night, is set to return to its home at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12. As the biggest names in film gather to determine which movies triumphed over the last year, many fans are left wondering whether they can buy tickets to attend the prestigious event.

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Unfortunately, the general public cannot buy tickets to the Oscars. Only invited guests are able to purchase tickets, and they have to be on the Academy’s radar to receive an invite. With a capacity of 3,400 at the Dolby Theatre and over 10,000 members of the Academy, competition for tickets is fierce. Each year, there is a lottery which Academy members can enter for a chance to buy tickets, which reportedly range between $150 and $750, depending on the seat’s location in the theatre.

Reserved blocks in the Oscars audience are allocated to broadcasters, sponsors, production teams, PwC accountants, Academy Museum donors, press, and dignitaries such as the Los Angeles mayor. The only people who get free tickets to the Oscars are the nominees and presenters, with each nominee receiving a pair of free tickets and the option to request another pair.

While the chances of attending the Oscars as a member of the general public are slim, there is still an opportunity to witness the event in person by sitting in the Red Carpet bleachers. Interested individuals can register their interest on the Oscars website, with 700 people selected through a lottery-style draw. Tickets for the bleachers are completely free, but attendees won’t see the results of the ceremony.

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For those unable to attend the Oscars in person, the event will be broadcast on ABC at 8 pm EST. Cable sign-ins will also allow access to stream the Oscars through or the ABC app, while other platforms such as Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV will also have access to the live stream. The Academy has published a comprehensive list of all the broadcasters around the world showing the Oscars, ensuring that fans everywhere can join in on the excitement of Hollywood’s biggest night.