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.
Avalon Hollywood began its life as a theater in 1927, and ever since has undergone numerous name changes, and staged several theatrical events and musical concerts, such as: 'Caesar & Cleopatra', and 'The Vagabond King'. This venue is also home to the first ever American Music Awards, and has held concerts for Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and the Beastie Boys. It is a club. venue, a host to special events, restaurant and more.
This classic independent movie theater contains one single screen and normally shows more obscure films, but does however mix in the Hollywood blockbuster. The interior of the theater contains a very lavish Egyptian-style decor. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. Be it cinema or musical performance, one is in for some big-time entertainment for sure.
Skirball Cultural Center is a community events center which hosts concerts, lectures, theater, art exhibitions and more. Skirball houses a museum, cafe and offers educational courses. The center aims to explore the correlations between Jewish and American culture, and offers many family-friendly activities.
Yet another of L.A.'s converted Art Deco movie houses, this 1928 registered historic landmark has become one of the most popular stops in recent years for national pop music tours. Before its current incarnation, El Rey Theatre also served as a thriving Wall Street nightclub. With a limited capacity, the theater often sells out, so try to get tickets in advance.
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.
The Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium is housed within the LAPD headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The auditorium frequently hosts local conferences, charitable events, art exhibitions, plays, musicals, and other local and cultural events. The venue is spacious with comfortable seating, top-notch sound and light systems, and an intimate ambiance that ensures a pleasant time here.
You know that any club featuring bands called Vomit Bomb and The Pukers on the same night probably isn't a place to take the parents. The Smell is a small, bare-bones warehouse showcasing the best of underground art and music. The club name possibly derives from the musty aroma that hangs in the air as a result of many sweaty people jammed into such limited space, or perhaps it's a reference to the less-than-glamorous location. Leave your delicate sensibilities at home and enjoy fresh talent. Shows are for all ages, so alcohol isn't on the menu but vegan snacks and tea are!
Tucked away in the Little Tokyo area of downtown Los Angeles, this ultra modern movie theater is known for showing indie films and hosting special events. The Downtown Independent, aside from being a movie theater, is an architecturally stunning venue with steel and glass sleek-shaped cube design that opened after a huge renovation in 2007. This space features just one theater with 250 comfortable seats. Beer is sold at the concession stand, making it far from a usual movie theater.
Located in Downtown Los Angeles, the Civic Center Studios offer flexible space for a diverse range of events, both cultural and multimedia. The studios encompass multiple spaces, designed to cater to both visiting and local production groups. Lighting and other production equipment are available on hire, with the added perks of a central location amid hotels, restaurants, entertainment venues and public transport terminals. Civic Center Studios can easily accommodate live theatrical performances, concerts, wine tastings, meetings, conferences, lectures, multimedia screenings and other events, as well as rehearsals and photo shoots. Adaptable to the varied needs of a creative, artistic clientele, the Civic Center Studios are a popular choice for events in downtown.
The Center at Cathedral Plaza is located within the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA. This multi-purpose venue is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is available for a variety of events. They have an in-house catering team who serve delectable preparations and the center is primarily used for weddings, parties and business meetings.