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The Walt Disney Concert Hall is one of the most sophisticated concert halls in the world today. It is acoustically and aesthetically advanced, home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a monument to the Walt Disney family's vision. Walt Disney's family made the initial contribution of USD50 million. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is the fourth addition to the Music Center of Los Angeles County. It has an urban park, expansive public gardens, ornamental landscaping, and water elements designed by Melinda Taylor and Lawrence Reed Moline. With a seating capacity of 2265, the Walt Disney Concert Hall is a prized entertainment avenue for the people of Los Angeles. It is also known for the REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) located here. Audio Tours are also offered to the public.
The Regent dates back to the early 20th Century and is a widely photographed site. This historic theater closed down down in 2000. It was purchased by ace entrepreneur Mitchell Frank who has turned this old theater into a vibrant space featuring three distinct areas. So you can dine at their restaurant or unwind at their trendy bar. But the main focus here is live entertainment. Enjoy concerts and gigs by touring bands and talented local musicians at The Regent.
This world-class entertainment complex is spread out over 40,000 square feet (3716.1216 square meters) with gorgeous architecture and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. A truly visual experience, the space is refined and luxurious. Separated into distinct spaces, The Belasco Theater houses the main theater, ballroom, basement and outdoor patios, not to mention two eateries for those that want to grab a quick bite.
The Novo by Microsoft is one of the best places to catch music performances and shows. Past performers include Nicki Minaj, Prince, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, the Dixie Chicks and Santana. The space is large, yet small enough for an intimate concert, as there are no seats further than 220 feet from the stage. It also offers superb opportunities for corporate events and exclusive parties. Specially designed for live entertainment, this 59,000 square foot has state-of-the-art acoustics.
Situated in Downtown Los Angeles, The Grammy Museum is your one-stop source for all things related to the prestigious awards. The museum also aims to pique visitors' interest about different musical genres, and one of its facilities, the Clive Davis Theater goes a long way in achieving this aim. This 200-capacity theater has been recognized as one of the best music venues in Downtown Los Angeles, and has played host to performances by the likes of Todd Rundgren and Kenny Chesney. With facilities like Wi-Fi and an HD projector, this theater also makes the ideal setting for meetings and film screenings.
The Staples Center is home to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Kings and the Clippers. At many games, you can catch celebrity fans like Jack Nicholson and Leonardo DiCaprio courtside. It also hosts concerts with the biggest names in the business featured regularly here. The arena boasts a $1.5 million Bose sound system and an eight-sided, high-resolution video scoreboard and public concourses with 1,200 television monitors. It's the perfect place to enjoy a spectacle.
The pride of Elysian Park, Dodger Stadium is one of the most iconic baseball stadiums in North America, home to the illustrious Los Angeles Dodgers. Inaugurated in the year 1962, this is one of the oldest baseball fields in the United States. The arena has a maximum capacity of 56,000 and offers great viewing angles for the spectators in attendance. The stadium has seen the Dodgers win umpteen West Division titles along with several World Series Championships. A multipurpose facility, its angular walls have also hosted non-sporting events such as a mass held by Pope John Paul II in 1987, and concerts by the likes of Michael Jackson, The Beatles, U2, Elton John, and The Bee Gees.
The Echo is a great spot for new grooves and you would find the punk crowd from the East side of Los Angeles hanging out at this joint. This place is all about fresh sounds. Every DJ-oriented night is different, and offers an opportunity to witness groundbreaking styles and music. The vibrant vibe creates an abstract ambiance where anything can, and does happen on the stage and the dance floor. In short, expect the unexpected!
Like the Pantages, this theater was opened as a movie palace in the early years of Hollywood, but has since been transformed to accommodate live performances. Restored in 1985, its art deco design, including a sunburst canopy, which adorns the main entrance, is indicative of the era. In recent years it has become one of the most popular venues for major touring acts.
Located within the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Masonic Lodge is considered to be one of the most happening venues in Los Angeles. Host to numerous artists and bands, the venue attracts music enthusiasts in large numbers. Surrounded by the final resting places of Hollywood legends, the Masonic Lodge's uniqueness makes it one of the most coveted music and cultural venues in the city.
Located in beautiful Griffith Park and given to the City of Los Angeles as a gift in 1896, the Greek Theater is an outdoor concert venue you must experience while staying in L.A. Though it can seat more than 6,000 patrons, you may never again enjoy such a truly intimate setting for listening to one of your favorite performers. Surrounded by trees, the space offers outstanding acoustics. Whether you prefer classical music, rock, easy listening or jazz, you'll love this place. Ticket prices vary widely and can often be somewhat expensive. Depending on the time of year, you'll probably want to bring along a sweater or jacket, since you'll be seated outdoors in a city that can get a bit chilly in the evenings. On show nights the box office remains open for 30 minutes before the show.
Before it became a hugely successful concert venue, The Hollywood Palladium was a spot for awards ceremonies like the Grammys and the Emmys. Although it retains traces of its former grandeur, it currently hosts amazing concerts. Bands that have performed here include The Rolling Stones, The Who, David Bowie and The Clash. It also hosts other events such as seminars, conventions and cultural gatherings.