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Earl Carroll Theatre
Nickelodeon on Sunset, Aquarius Theatre, Moulin Rouge
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Nickelodeon on Sunset as the Victorious set in May 2011.
Type theater, restaurant, sound stage
Location 6230 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Built 1938
Demolished 2017
Architect Gordon Kaufmann
Architectural style(s) Streamline Moderne
Official name: Earl Carroll Theater
Designated December 7, 2016
Reference no. 1136
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Nickelodeon on Sunset (also called Nick on Sunset), built by showman Earl Carroll in 1938 as the Earl Carroll Theatre, was a stage facility located at 6230 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It housed the West Coast production of live-action original series produced for the Nickelodeon cable channel from 1997 until 2017.

The theater will be preserved as part of a new development currently under construction, but a new operator has not yet been named.


In the mid-1990s, Nickelodeon decided to move production of some live-action series to the West Coast from Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios. After scouting soundstages for a year, the network's headlining mover All That spent a year at Paramount Pictures before Nickelodeon obtained a lease for the 6238 Sunset Blvd facility, acquiring the soundstage and rebranding it Nickelodeon on Sunset by 1997. Due to limited studio space and the need to control plot spoilage for several programs, only a few series were taped at Nickelodeon on Sunset at a time. As a result, other live-action series produced for the network were filmed in other stage facilities with closed set policies throughout the Hollywood area. Some of the shows filmed there for Nickelodeon include the ten-season run of All That, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, and more recently iCarly and Victorious.

In 2004, the venue was sold to a private equity firm as part of a larger parcel of property. Nickelodeon moved out of the property in 2017. With the addition of a new low rise building being constructed next to the theatre, the venue will once again revert to the "Earl Carroll Theatre" name in 2020.




  • "All That LIVE, The 100th episode of All That (1999)
  • "R U All That? Competition" (2003)
  • "All That 10th Anniversary Reunion Special" (2005)


The Los Angeles City Council designated the 1938 Earl Carroll Theatre Building as an Historic-Cultural Monument during its meeting on December 7, 2016. In September 2016, the City Council also approved Palo Alto-based developer Essex Portfolio's proposal to construct a new mixed-use building on the western portion of the site of the theater building. The project will retain the historic building and incorporate new construction on the adjacent surface parking lot. The new development will be seven stories in height and linked to the theater building via a pedestrian paseo. The project calls for 4,700 square feet (440 m2) of ground floor commercial space, as well as 200 residential units. Ground was broken on October 17, 2017.

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