Live Read: Wayne’s World


Live Read: Wayne’s World

Please note: Tickets will be available to Wallis Subscribers and Film Independent Members starting at 12:00 pm PT on Friday, May 24. Tickets will be available to the general public starting at 12:00 pm PT on Tuesday, May 28.

Party on, dudes! Grab your favorite flannel and “schwing!” on over to Wayne and Garth’s party basement, because Film Independent is rocking out with an excellent Live Read of the classic comedy Wayne’s World.

Actor, writer and director Zoe Lister-Jones (SLIP, Band Aid, New Girl, How It Ends, Beau Is Afraid) will direct this crowd-pleasing blast from the past, from writers Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, and director Penelope Spheeris. Guests will experience one of cinema’s most memorable metalhead duos, enjoy epic music moments, and catchphrases galore at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ Bram Goldsmith Theater on Wednesday, June 11 – reinvented by a cast of outstanding actors, including…

Abbi Jacobson, Nicole Byer, Sherry Cola, Robby Hoffman, Poppy Liu, Kate Moennig, Sophia Bush, Nori Reed, Meatball, Dylan Mulvaney and a special surprise guest! Music by Miya Folick featuring Amelia Randall Meath (Sylvan Esso), and Claud.

Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume, either as Wayne or Garth, or a totally sweet headbanger of your design.

Arts Circle Members receive access to the Founders Room, including complimentary beverages, one hour prior to showtime.
Wayne Campbell is a heavy metal music fan living in suburban Aurora, Illinois. On Friday nights, Wayne and his eccentric best friend Garth Algar host a public access TV show called “Wayne’s World” from Wayne’s basement. When Wayne and Garth visit their favorite hard rock club, The Gasworks, Wayne meets the lead singer of the band Crucial Taunt, Cassandra Wong, and the two hit it off instantly. Wayne and Garth are approached by handsome TV network executive, Benjamin Kane, who sees an episode of “Wayne’s World” and offers Wayne and Garth $10,000 and the chance to bring their show to Prime Time Television. Wayne and Garth suddenly find themselves moving up in the world big time, but little do they know that Benjamin is working behind the scenes to ruin the show and steal Cassandra from Wayne. Wayne, Garth and Cassandra must deploy major hijinks and Scooby-Doo endings to save their show and Wayne’s relationship.

Directed in 1992 by Penelope Spheeris and produced by Lorne Michaels, Wayne’s World is based on Mike Myers’ beloved Saturday Night Live sketch which aired for the first time on February 18, 1989. The sketch had many guest star appearances over the years, including Tom Hanks as a roadie and the band Aerosmith, who performed a hard rock version of the “Wayne’s World” theme song.

Special thanks to Paramount Pictures for making this event possible.


$35 for Film Independent Members, $45 for the general public. Proof of Member status is required to reserve tickets at the Member price; limit two tickets per order.


Film Independent Members and Wallis Subscribers have exclusive early access to purchase tickets starting Friday, May 24 at 12:00 pm PT.

Tickets will be available to the public on Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00 pm PT.

Tickets may be purchased from the Wallis box office in person, over the phone, or online via the links below:

Early Access Ticketing

Film Independent Member tickets

Wallis Subscriber tickets

General Ticketing

General tickets


For additional information, or to get in touch with the Wallis box office, visit

Safety/Event Policies

Masks are optional, and proof of full COVID vaccination is no longer required; however, guests are welcome to wear masks in all spaces at the Wallis.

The Wallis’ health and safety protocols are subject to change at the venue’s sole discretion or in accordance with CDC, State of California, and Los Angeles County recommendations.

Availability window and registration capacity may vary; always register as early as possible. All ticket sales are final; no refunds or exchanges.

Attendees must follow all rules and guidelines as laid out by Film Independent and/or its partners. If a guest has been registered for an event by a Member, these policies shall apply to that guest. Violation of written policies and/or staff instructions may result in removal from the venue and/or suspension or termination of Membership/access to future events.

Event details and guest participation are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.


Film Independent is committed to hosting events that are accessible. For inquiries regarding accessibility, or to request an accommodation, please contact us at or 323 556 9305.

If you have already purchased your tickets but need assistance, please contact the Wallis Ticket Services at 310 746 4000 for personal assistance.


Parking is available in the underground garage (450 N. Crescent Dr.) with entrances on Crescent Dr. and S. Santa Monica Blvd.

$5 flat rate before 6:00 pm; $8 flat rate after 6:00 pm

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