Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is one of the premier entertainment venues in Southern California. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE opened on October 18th, 2007 with six sold-out concerts featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks. A favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike, the 7,100-seat theatre offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet, exceptional comfort and amenities never before offered to guests at similar theatres.
Anchoring the L.A. LIVE entertainment district, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE hosts nearly 120 events per year including popular concerts and performances, awards shows, family shows, corporate showcases, product launches, speaker series and television broadcasts emanating from the largest stage in southern California.
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE has become a favorite venue for many of the world's most prestigious award shows, including the American Music Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, the Peoples Choice Awards, and the ESPY Awards. Artists that have played at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE include: Queens of the Stone Age, Neil Young, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Lady Antebellum, Los Tigres Del Norte, Katy Perry, So You Think You Can Dance? Tour, John Fogerty, Leonard Cohen, Aretha Franklin, Nicki Minaj, R Kelly and many more.
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE is centrally located within L.A. LIVE, a 4 million-square-foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. LIVE also features, a 54-story, 1000-room convention "headquarters" hotel (combining JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton brands and 224 luxury condominiums - The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE), Club Nokia L.A. LIVE (a 2,200 capacity live music venue), a 14-screen Regal Cineplex, "broadcast" facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, restaurant and office space.