Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles

4.3
Microsoft Theater formerly Nokia Theatre L. A. LIVE hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 people passing through the doors annually. The 7,100-seat theater offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. Microsoft Theater offers 12,000 square feet of VIP & hospitality areas, 10 dressing rooms and state of the art technology making it is a favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike. Since opening in October 2007 with six sold out shows featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks Microsoft Theater has hosted the likes of Alan Jackson, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, Juan Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Gabriel Iglesias, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street Live, John Legend, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Rush, Yanni, Nicki Minaj, Juanes, Cat Stevens, The American Idol Finale shows, Michael Jackson’s This is It, The Hunger Games and Twilight Movie Premieres and many more. Microsoft Theater is home to the American Music Awards, ESPYs, Primetime Emmy Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, 2010 & 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, 2014 & 2015 MTV Movie Awards and the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Microsoft Theater is centrally located within L.A. LIVE, a 4 million square-foot/$2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential 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 the JW Marriott and The Ritz-Carlton brands and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE, Club Nokia (a 2,200 capacity live music venue), a 14-screen Regal Cineplex, ESPN West Coast broadcast facilities and over 20 restaurants and dining options.
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  • This is location the hold the Espy awards at. Very big theater. Basically celebs sit on lower seating and ticket buying gyests are the top 2 levels. Entry is on north side of building, Red carpet is o...  more »
  • What a great venue to attend a concert the sound is awesome. The only thing that slows a person down is the security line where too many metal heads show up wearing too much metal. Its easy access to ...  more »
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  • There isn't really a bad seat in the house. I think the best part about this venue is its size. Big but not too big. I was here in December for a Maxwell concert and it was wonderful. Very clean and well maintained. Crowd was respectful. Parking is anywhere in LA Live so don't forget to budget $20 or so for that...
  • I loved this place! Staff was super friendly, bathrooms were clean and easy to get into. Service was quick so hardly any lines. Even getting out was not too bad. I would have enjoyed a little more space with the seats though! It was a tight squeeze.

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