Initially under the artistic direction of Robert Fryer, then Gordon Davidson and now Michael Ritchie, the Ahmanson has played host to a veritable who's who in the entertainment world from Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison, to James Earl Jones, Lynn Redgrave and Cherry Jones. A unique, state-of-the-art 1995 reconfiguration provides the Ahmanson with variable seating capacity from 1,600 - 2,000, allowing the theatre to accommodate a greater variety of plays, from the intimate to the spectacular. It currently enjoys the largest theatrical season ticket base on the West Coast in a year-round season from early fall through late summer.
Historic Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the oldest venue on the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series circuit, has been home to NHRA's season opener, the Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, since 1961 and to the season closer, the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals, since 1984.
The facility had its first permanent timing tower in 1968, and it was a meager three-story building that housed race control, the track office, and a small media room. The small three-story tower that stood for more than 25 years gave way to a 14,600-square-foot tower complete with corporate suites and a modern press center. In 1992, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona entered the final phases of the $4.5-million modernization project, which included the installation of permanent grandstand seats, half of which have seat backs.
In 2001, Auto Club Raceway at Pomona's entire 1,320-foot racing surface was repaved to extend the concrete launchpad from 330 to 660 feet. In 2006, luxury VIP box suites were built atop the east-side grandstands.
Auto Club Speedway is a two-mile, low-banked, D-shaped oval superspeedway in Fontana, California which has hosted NASCAR racing annually since 1997. The track was also used for open wheel racing events until 2005. The racetrack is located near the former locations of Ontario Motor Speedway and Riverside International Raceway. The track is currently owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation and is the only track owned by ISC to have naming rights sold. The speedway is served by the nearby Interstate 10 and Interstate 15 freeways as well as a Metrolink station located behind the backstretch.
Construction of the track, on the site of the former Kaiser Steel Mill, began in 1995 and was completed in late 1996. The speedway has a grandstand capacity of 91,200 and 28 skyboxes. In 2006, a fanzone was added behind the main grandstand. Lights were added to the speedway in 2004 with the addition of a second annual NASCAR weekend.
Avalon is one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks. From The Beatles first West Coast performance in 1964 to ABC’s hit ‘Hollywood Palace’ hosted by Jerry Lewis and Sasha’s first West Coast DJ residency, the theater at Hollywood and Vine has been a show-business epicenter since opening in 1927.
In September 2002, The Palace was bought by its current owners, and it became Avalon Hollywood. With an unrivaled sound and light system and an interior re-model, Avalon shot to the top as one of LA's most favorite venues.
The Matadome is the indoor home for the CSUN men's and women's basketball teams as well as the Matador men's and women's volleyball teams.
The 49-year-old facility has undergone major reconstruction in recent years, receiving a new floor in 1996, a state-of-the-art scoreboard above center court in 1997, chair-backed bleachers in 1998 and a redesigned court in 2001.
The refurbished 1,600-seat gym is located at the corner of Zelzah Avenue and Plummer Street on the Cal State Northridge campus.
Club Nokia is located in the center of the entertainment capital of the world: the L.A. LIVE complex.
Goldenvoice is booking the best in intimate live performances at Club Nokia. Goldenvoice, AEG Live's Southern California-based regional division, hosts the most critically acclaimed music festivals in the U.S. Goldenvoice created and operates the award-winning annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival as well as Stagecoach, California's Country Music Festival. Accommodating over 2,300 guests, Club Nokia is the perfect venue for emerging music acts and cultural shows while also providing excellent space for corporate events and private parties.
Club Nokia features:
Located in the theatre is an innovative interactive experience embedded in foot-controlled floor interfaces, touchscreens, and a large LED installation within the lobby of the Club Nokia space. Users can scroll through the history and the future of Club Nokia events. Fans will interact with pictures, video, and text submitted by fellow concert fans and professional photographers using the cameras in high-end Nokia devices.
More than 125 million fans have visited the ballpark since it opened in 1962 awing spectators with a breathtaking view of downtown Los Angeles to the south; green, tree-lined Elysian hills to the north and east; and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond.
The 56,000-seat Dodger Stadium has parking for 16,000 automobiles on 21 terraced lots adjacent to the same elevations as the six different seating levels. More than 3,400 trees cover the 300 acres of beautiful landscape, which is maintained by a full-time staff of gardeners. The Dodgers employ a full-time grounds crew and maintenance staff that keeps all aspects of the stadium in immaculate condition throughout the season making Dodger Stadium one of the best maintained facilities in the country.
At the gates, an average of more than 2.79 million fans have watched Dodger games at Dodger Stadium per season during the past 45 years. In 1978, Dodger Stadium became the first ballpark to host more than three million fans in a season when the Dodgers drew 3,347,845 in attendance. Following another three-million attendance mark in 1980, the Dodgers set the all-time Major League season attendance record in 1982, drawing 3,608,881 fans. Toronto, Colorado and Atlanta have since topped that mark, but the Dodgers can also boast seasons of more than three million in attendance from 1983-86, 1990-91, 1993 and 1996-2006. Nine of the top 25 NL single-season attendance marks have been recorded at Dodger Stadium.
Dolby Theatre is the crown jewel of the Hollywood & Highland Center retail, dining and entertainment complex located in the heart of historic Hollywood. The 3,332 seat theatre opened in November 2001 and soon thereafter became known to more than one billion people across the globe as the first permanent home of the Academy Awards®.
Dolby Theatre is located within the Hollywood & Highland Center, which consists of over 640,000 square feet of space featuring national, regional and local retail tenants, a variety of restaurants, several of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs, a six screen state-of-the-art cinema adjacent to the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the 640 room Hollywood Renaissance Hotel & Spa. CIM Group, an integrated, full-service real estate investor and operator based in Hollywood, became the owner of Hollywood & Highland Center in February 2004.
With chandeliers, wide curving stairways and one of the largest stages in the country, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion has proven itself as an important part of Los Angeles history. Its rich décor intrigued The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and provided the perfect setting for the Academy Awards 24 times during the 20th century.
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Resident Company, the Los Angeles Opera, is the United States' fourth largest opera company and promises outstanding singing, great conducting, and stunning productions.
In 1989, The Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres to begin a two-year archeological dig, which led to a museum-quality restoration of the legendary palace. Under the supervision of the National Park Service's Department of the Interior, and with guidance from conservator Martin Weil, architect Ed Fields, and renowned theatre designer Joseph J. Musil, the certified national historic site was restored to its former grandeur and reopened to the public in June, 1991, with the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Rocketeer."
The El Capitan Theatre was an early participant in Hollywood's recent revitalization efforts. In 2001, the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex which houses the permanent home of the Oscars at The Kodak Theatre opened directly across the street. As an exclusive first run theatre for Walt Disney Pictures, The El Capitan Theatre hosts live stage shows, world premieres, and other special events that have helped restore showmanship to Hollywood Boulevard.
The El Rey Theater is an original art deco theater in the heart of the Miracle Mile, one of Los Angeles' preserved art deco districts. The El Rey was built in 1936 and designed by Clifford Balch. After over 50 years as a first run movie house, the El Rey was converted into a live music venue in 1994. A registered Historic-Cultural Monument, the El Rey has sweeping staircases, an art deco lobby, VIP balcony lounge and a grand ballroom equipped with a full stage.
The center puts the Trojan teams on an appropriately impressive stage, allowing the Trojans to strut their stuff in a 255,000 square-foot arena with 10,258 seats, and utilize new locker rooms for home and visitors, as well as a state-of-the-art weight room and medical training room. An attached 45,000 square-foot pavilion contains additional practice room with three sections with enough space for 4 full basketball courts or 9 volleyball courts as well as seating for 1,000 - along with space for coaches and administrative offices.
Galen also has function rooms, a ticket office, concession stands and merchandise stores for visitors to the new complex and will house the Athletic Department Hall of Fame.
Built with the entire community in mind, the Galen Center will open its doors to youth and high school sporting events when the Trojans aren't on center court. Still, athletics won't be the only events to touch down at the Galen Center, however. The venue also will play host to concerts, commencement ceremonies, community events, lectures, meetings, shows, pageants and more.
The Geffen Playhouse has been an integral part of Los Angeles theater since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its commitment to the development of new plays, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that garners national recognition. Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, the organization is helmed by Producing Director Gilbert Cates, Artistic Director Randall Arney, Managing Director Ken Novice and Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso. An active member of the community, the Geffen Playhouse has a groundbreaking education and outreach program that targets students, seniors and everyone in between who otherwise would not have access to live theater.
The Geffen Playhouse has been awarded more than 40 regional theater awards, including six accolades for best overall productions and a special Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for best new play in Los Angeles for Jane Anderson’s commission The Quality of Life. Other commissioned plays that have gone on to appear across the country include David Rambo’s Icebreaker and Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still, which received a Broadway run in 2010. Other works created in house include Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress and Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking, which opened on Broadway in 2009.
Gibson Amphitheatre, formerly known as the Universal Amphitheatre, is home to numerous concerts, awards shows, variety shows and more. The venue features a seating capacity of more than 6,000 and is the third largest indoor theatre in California behind LA’s Nokia Theatre and Shrine Auditorium. Gibson Amphitheatre used to be an open-style theatre, but converted to an indoor theatre in 1982.
The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.
The GRAMMY Museum is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a vibrant new space in downtown Los Angeles. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational.
The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles’ premiere outdoor theatre, is nestled in the picturesque tree-enclosed setting of Griffith Park. This award-winning theatre is one of Los Angeles' most historic entertainment venues and has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, from pop to classical, reggae to rock. The legendary Greek Theatre offers entertainment to every segment of the population. Recent seasons have featured performances by a wide variety of artists such as The Who, Sting, Alicia Keys, Pearl Jam, Jose Carreras, the Dave Matthews Band, Tina Turner, Elton John, Santana, The White Stripes, the Gipsy Kings, Jack Johnson, the Russian National Ballet, Paul Simon with a special guest appearance by Sir Paul McCartney, just to name a few.
This 5,801-seat venue offers an intimate concert setting, with state-of-the-art acoustics combined with excellent site lines. The Greek Theatre offers top quality entertainment under the stars in the heart of Los Angeles.
Griffith Observatory is an icon of Los Angeles, a national leader in public astronomy, a beloved civic gathering place, and one of southern California's most popular attractions. The Observatory is located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park, just above the Los Feliz neighborhood. It is 1,134 feet above sea level and is visible from many parts of the Los Angeles basin.
HAX is home to Premier Basketball & Volleyball tournaments & events year round for Youth, High School, College and Professional teams and athletes. HAX has been used for numerous television shows and commercials including Sports Science on ESPN.
In addition to HAX has formed a non profit 501c3 HAX Foundation which helps scholarship under privileged student athletes into our Sports & Education Academies at HAX. HAX is very proud of their corporate partners which include companies such as ESPN Zone, McDonalds, Pepsi, Power Balance and Nike to name a few.
HAX's mission is to provide a world class state of the art training center that promotes hard work, athletic competition, integrity and sportsmanship in a safe family friendly environment.
Pollstar magazine's Best Major Outdoor Venue (six years in a row!), the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States.
The Bowl is a friendly sociable place where Southern Californians gather to picnic and enjoy outstanding music under the stars. Throughout the summer the LA Phil presents the best in jazz, classical, Broadway, and world music, featuring artists that range from Sarah Chang to Diana Krall, John Williams to Pet Shop Boys, and Nancy Wilson to Arcade Fire.
The Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
The track has a 1.125 miles dirt oval. It also has a 1 mile & 145 ft. turf oval. The track regularly seats 10,000 people. A new Cushion Track racing surface was installed in September, 2006 to replace the existing dirt, making Hollywood Park the first track in California to meet the California Horse Racing Boards guideline that all tracks in the state replace dirt surfaces with a safer artificial surface.
The 27,000-seat state-of-the-art soccer stadium is the home field for Major Leagues Soccer's Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the 2005 MLS Cup and U.S. Open Champions Los Angeles Galaxy. The soccer stadium has hosted major national and international events, including the 2003 MLS All-Star Game, the MLS Cup game (2003, 2004) and the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup championship game. The stadium has hosted numerous international friendlies, featuring teams including Real Madrid, Club America, Chivas Guadalajara, the Mexican National Team and several others. The soccer stadium has also hosted the International Rugby Board (iRB) USA Sevens Tournament.
In addition to soccer and rugby matches, the soccer stadium hosts major concert tours. Past performances include the Dave Mathews Band, Carlos Santana, Kenny Chesney, The Curiosa Festival featuring The Cure and Green Day.
The Home Depot Center is also the soccer training headquarters for the United States Soccer Federation National Teams and offers practice fields for training purposes.
House of Blues Los Angeles opened in 1994 and is located in the heart of West Hollywood. This location is home to unique pieces of art and architecture, such as work by Alan Sainte James Boudrot and our Jake and Elwood movable bars. The Los Angeles venue is covered in tin from a gin mill that was just 500 feet away from the Delta crossroads — the mystical field where Robert Johnson created his famous partnership with the Devil for his soul. Notable acts that have played House of Blues Los Angeles include the last live performance by Tupac Shakur and Prince with Maceo Parker. In keeping with tradition, the House of Blues Los Angeles displays the "Crazy Quilt" and keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi underneath its stage.
The John Anson Ford Theatres is a center that fosters the excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding, appreciation and accessibility of the performing arts in Los Angeles County. Its programs nurture artists, arts organizations and community, and provide a gateway for the people of greater Los Angeles to discover and appreciate cultures of their region and the world.
The Ford strives to be a world-class community performing arts center that celebrates and reflects the diversity of the people of Los Angeles. As such, the Ford improves the health of community arts and cultural organizations through its programming, community partnerships, and the strength of the cultural richness of Los Angeles.
Beginning with the 60’s and for the next three decades, Bill Gazzari, “The Godfather of Rock n Roll”, created a premiere venue, Gazzari’s, at this site for artists like The Doors, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Mötley Crüe, and Guns N’ Roses. The legacy continues to rock the world”.
So reads the plaque that today sits at the entrance to the world famous Key Club (known as Billboard Live from 1996-1998), the venue which, since 1998, has occupied the historic space where Gazzari’s once stood. Since its inception, Key Club has hosted a diverse group of talent, the highlights of which include Bon Jovi, ‘N Sync, Kanye West, Incubus, Tony Bennett, Prince, The Roots, Heart, and Def Leppard.
The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City is the newest and most intimate of Center Theatre Group’s family of theatres. The 317-seat venue, located in a newly renovated historic theatre at 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City opened in October 2004. Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has selected a wide range of productions, including co-productions with other Los Angeles theatre companies, special events, world premieres of new plays and musicals.
L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other events. L.A. LIVE was created to give its guests an unforgettable experience. There is a place for dining, for music, for sports, for living: a place for an experience unlike any other. There is a place ... L.A. LIVE.
The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena was opened on July 4, 1959 by then U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon. The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena became a companion facility to the adjacent Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and home court to the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA from October 1960 to December 1967, the Los Angeles Clippers also of the NBA from 1984–1999, the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL from October to December 1967 during their inaugural 1967-68 season, the USC Trojans basketball team of the NCAA from 1959–2006, the UCLA Bruins Basketball team of the NCAA from 1959–1965 and again as a temporary home in 2011-2012.
Featuring a capacity of over 15,000, the Sports Arena plays host to a variety of events throughout the year, including mainstream and Hispanic concerts, religious events, and frequent other cultural and musical events. It is also the site of frequent commercial and feature film shoots.
Among the many notable events that have taken place at the Sports Arena are the boxing competition for the XXIII Olympiad, two NCAA Basketball Champions (men in 1968, women in 1992), numerous NBA Championship series, an NBA All-Star Game (1963); the 1960 Democratic National Convention where John F. Kennedy was nominated for President.
The Coliseum has served as the home field for the University of Southern California Trojans since 1923. Additionally, countless historic events have taken place inside these venerable walls during nine decades of celebrated history. It is the only facility in the world to play host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and one World Series (1959).
Along with the adjacent Sports Arena, the Coliseum is credited with helping to start the migration of professional sports teams to the West Coast. The complex provided a home for the Rams (from Cleveland, 1946-79 NFL), the Dodgers (from Brooklyn, 1958-61, MLB), and the Lakers (from Minneapolis, 1960-67, NBA), and has also been home to a variety of Southern California teams as wellthe Raiders (from Oakland, 1982-94, NFL), UCLA Football (1933-81) and was the expansion home of the Chargers (1960, NFL) the Clippers (from San Diego, 1984-99, NBA), USC Basketball (1959-2006, NCAA), UCLA Basketball (1959-65, NCAA), the Cobras (1988, Arena Football), the Ice Dogs (1995-96, IHL), the Sharks (1972-74, WHA), the Stars (1968-70, ABA) and Kings (1967, NHL).
In 1984, the State of California and the United States Government declared the Coliseum a State and Federal Historical Landmark for its contribution to the history of California, as well as to that of the United States as a whole.
Located on the UCLA campus nestled just west of Pauley Pavilion and south of Drake Stadium is the impressive Los Angeles Tennis Center - home to both UCLA tennis teams. The LATC, the first large-scale outdoor tennis stadium opened in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, was officially dedicated on May 20, 1984, just in time to host the 1984 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships and the 1984 Olympic Games tennis competition. Since then, the LATC has been site of several top collegiate and professional tournaments. The NCAA Women's Tennis Championships returned to the LATC in 1987 and '88, while the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships called the LATC home in 1997.
The LATC features eight lighted, hard-surface courts, a 5,800-permanent seat grandstand around the three main courts and a two-level clubhouse. At full capacity, the LATC can accommodate 10,000 spectators. The clubhouse contains locker rooms, coaches' offices and team rooms for both the UCLA men's and women's teams, as well as the office of the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA).
The second level of the clubhouse features a 4,000-square foot indoor dining area and kitchen. Center court is called the Times-Mirror Center Court. The stadium is named the Straus Stadium and Clubhouse, and there is also a Johnny Carson Drawboard and Union 76 Scoreboard.
Since it opened in 1967 the Mark Taper Forum has been honored for its development of new plays and voices for the theatre and for its continuing commitment to serve the broadest possible audience. It has received virtually every theatrical award including the 1977 special Tony Award for theatrical excellence.
With Michael Ritchie as its Artistic Director and Gordon Davidson its Founding Artistic Director, the 739-seat Mark Taper Forum is one of the top resident theatres in the country.. The theatre has guided and developed an impressive number of Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, including Children of a Lesser God, The Shadow Box, The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America. The Taper was distinguished by having two of its plays The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One - Millennium Approaches) receive in consecutive years the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, the first time for plays produced outside of New York.
Attending live entertainment in Los Angeles is an all new experience when you visit Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE opened on October 18th, 2007 with six sold-out concerts featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks. Destined to become the preferred indoor venue for performers and fans alike, the 7,100-seat venue 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 new L.A. LIVE entertainment district, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE will host nearly 120 events per year including the most 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.
The Orpheum Theatre - one of L.A.'s most venerable landmarks. From a young Judy Garland's 1933 vaudeville performance to a recent filming of the hit TV show "American Idol", this renowned venue has hosted an array of theatrical productions, religious events, concerts, weddings, film festivals, seminars, private parties, variety shows, awards shows, movie shoots, music video shoots, television show and commercial shoots and much more. Now celebrating it's 86th year and 11 years since re-opening.
Located on a glorious hilltop and set against the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, Pacific Palms is Los Angeles’ only full-service, destination hotel appealing to both leisure and business travelers.
The recently renovated, 650 acre property features 292 beautifully appointed, oversized guest rooms, each with balcony, a variety of food and beverage options including fabulous fireside dining and cocktail seating on the patio overlooking Celebration Lake and a new spa & fitness center. Celebrating more than 25 years of tradition,Pacific Palms also boasts LA’s only 4-star rated golf experience with 36 holes of completely refurbished championship golf on the legendary ‘Ike’ and ‘Babe’ courses.
Just 25 minutes from downtown Los Angeles and centrally located near four major airports and four major interstates, Pacific Palms is Southern California’s finest and most accessible destination hotel and conference center.
In the heart of Hollywood, on Hollywood Boulevard, right down the block from Vine Street, stands the Pantages Theatre. It's a fitting location: The Pantages has become one of the greatest landmarks of Hollywood, signifying both the glorious past and adventuresome future of the world's entertainment capital.
The Pantages has a history as grand and diverse as the stage and screen fare which audiences have flocked to enjoy there for half a century. These days it's one of Los Angeles' leading homes of legitimate theatre (the five highest-grossing weeks in L.A.'s theatrical history were all shows at the Pantages) and a favorite "location" for tv shows, movies and music videos. In the past, it has been a movie house, with live vaudeville acts between features as well as the site of many gala premieres and "spectaculars." For ten years the Pantages Theatre was the home of the glittering Academy Awards Presentations.
Built in 1931 and opened in 1932, the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium is one of the most revered performance halls in the nation. The Civic has played host to Broadway musicals, world class ballet, symphony orchestras and celebrity speakers as well as the Prime Time Emmy Awards, and the People's Choice Awards.
The main floor of the Pasadena Civic has 1,922 fixed seats with 98 installable orchestra pit seats. The loge seats 560, the upper balcony seats 449 for a total
Home to Bruin athletic teams since 1965, Pauley Pavilion is regarded as one of the finest all-around collegiate facilities in the nation and has been the site of numerous illustrious events. Pauley Pavilion contains 10,337 permanent theater-style upholstered seats, plus retractable bleachers for 2,482 spectators, making a total basketball capacity of 12,829. This capacity has been exceeded several times for several men's basketball games by adding portable bleacher seating alongside the retractable bleachers. The single-game attendance record of 13,478 was set on February 23, 1997 (UCLA vs. Duke). The floor is called "Nell and John Wooden Court" in honor of former UCLA Men's Basketball Coach John Wooden and his wife Nell.
Overall, the Pavilion has been the site of three NCAA first and second round men's basketball playoffs (1979, '81 and '88), five NCAA men's basketball West Regionals (1966-69-73-76-84), one NCAA women's basketball Final Four (1984) and two West Regionals (1985 and '95), 11 NCAA men's volleyball championships (1970-71-75-77-79-84-85-87-89-93-96-99-2005), two NCAA men's gymnastics championships (1984 and '87), three NCAA women's gymnastics championships (1984-1998-2004) and three NCAA women's volleyball championships (1981, '84 and '91).
Pepperdine's men's and women's basketball home games and men's and women's volleyball home matches are played at Firestone Fieldhouse, the University's multi-purpose athletic facility.
Combined, the basketball and volleyball programs have won more than 70 percent of all of home contests ever held in Firestone Fieldhouse.
The modern, cozy facility is an excellent place to view basketball games and volleyball matches from both courtside bleachers and upstairs theatre seats. The listed capacity for Firestone Fieldhouse is 3,104, but attendance can climb closer to 5,000 for concerts, graduation ceremonies and lectures.
The stadium is the proud home of the Tournament of Roses Football Game, UCLA Bruin Football, Fourth of July celebrations, concerts, religious services, filmings and the World's Largest Flea Market (R.G. Canning).
A National Historic Landmark built in 1922 and known mainly for the New Year's Tournament of Roses Football Game, the Rose Bowl Stadium has also earned its World-Class Reputation by hosting five NFL Super Bowl Games, the 1984 Olympic Soccer Matches, the 1994 Men's World Cup, the 1999 Women's World Cup, the 2002 and 2006 BCS National College Football Championship Games and numerous other memorable events over the past eighty plus years.
Fans and performers alike will readily tell the tales of their more memorable Roxy experiences. Such is the influence of one of the country’s most legendary and influential music venues. From the Roxy’s 1973 opener featuring Neil Young, to Bruce Springsteen’s now-classic 1975 performances, the history of The Roxy Theatre is paved with icons, whether it was Guns N’ Roses’ pre-stardom shows, Miles Davis, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, or others.
Three decades on, the club has also been a popular performance Mecca for other entertainment, including stage productions, comedy shows, and performance art. Among the club’s unique features are comfortable booth seating, full-service and draft bar, and a menu that features a modest array of dishes to keep appetites satisfied. The Roxy’s open dance floor and superb sound facilities offer fans one of the most intimate entertainment experiences around.
UCLA Live’s extraordinary history is rooted in the late 1930s, when George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Arnold Schoenberg and Jimmy Dorsey’s Band all performed in Royce Hall. Since then, the list of illustrious artists who have graced Royce Hall’s stage reads like a Who’s Who of performing arts in the 20th and 21st centuries, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Twyla Tharp, Frank Zappa, Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Philip Glass Ensemble and Meredith Monk to name a few.
Modeled after Milan’s San Ambrogio Church, constructed in the tenth and eleventh centuries, Royce Hall was built in 1929 as one of the first campus structures. Its unique Romanesque architecture prompted the State Historic Preservation Office to select it for restoration to its original design. In 1936, University of California President Robert Gordon Sproul appointed a committee to oversee programming and in 1937, Royce Hall’s first performing arts season was born. The first subscription series included the great contralto Marian Anderson, the Budapest String Quartet and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Santa Anita Park is a thoroughbred racetrack in Arcadia, California, United States. It offers some of the prominent racing events in the United States during the winter and in spring. The track is home to numerous prestigious races including both the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap.
Sherwood Country Club offers golfers of all skill levels an exceptional playing experience...
Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus exceeded expectations when he designed this 7,052 yard, par-72 championship course. Sherwood's championship course is an exceptional playing experience for players of all levels. Its imaginative use of land elevations and valleys, waterfalls, running streams and unique rock formations echo the aesthetically rich natural environment of Sherwood Valley and tranquil Lake Sherwood. Every tee box affords a breathtaking view, and fairways are luxuriously studded with groves of magnificent oak, willow and sycamore trees.
The front nine holes rise into the majestic Santa Monica mountains and offer stunning vistas from every angle. The back nine holes dip towards beautiful Lake Sherwood before rising back into the hills for a dramatic finish at the Clubhouse.
The Shrine Auditorium comprises the single largest proscenium style stage in North America with a free standing balcony, providing over 6,300 seats and an adjoining 54,000 square foot Exposition Center.
Over the years, the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center has been selected as the West Coast location for the American Music Awards, BET Awards, the Grammys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, NAACP Image Awards, the Academy Awards and performances of the Kirov, Bolshoi and American Ballet Theater, as well as the late Rudolph Nureyev. Appearances have been made by entertainment greats including, Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Liza Minnelli, the late Sammy Davis, Jr., Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, the Beach Boys, Linda Ronstadt and Dionne Warwick, as well as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Hootie and the Blowfish. The Shrine has accommodated numerous movie screenings, variety shows, religious gatherings of all faiths, private shows, location shoots and various benefits and fundraisers.
As the home of four professional sports franchises - the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks - STAPLES Center has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams. The Lakers capped-off each of their first three seasons at STAPLES Center by winning consecutive NBA Championships while the Sparks captured back-to-back WNBA Championships in their debut seasons at STAPLES Center. The Kings and Clippers have both set franchise records for attendance and sellouts since making STAPLES Center their home.
In addition to the impressive schedule of sports and entertainment events, STAPLES Center continues to distinguish itself as the host of high-profile events of national and international distinction. These include the 2000 Democratic National Convention, the 2002 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, the 2002 NHL All-Star game, the 2004 and 2011 NBA All-Star Game, 2009 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, nine GRAMMY Awards shows, the innovative ESPN X Games, the WTA Tour Championships, and is the home to the NCAA Men's Pacific Life Pac-12 Basketball Championships.
Having swept onto the L.A. social scene in 1998, the Conga Room earned a following with its hip ambiance and hot performers. It hosted record launches, movie debuts, award shows and parties, including the 2001 Latin Grammy Award Presentation. It featured concerts by top Cuban and Latin tropical legends such as Celia Cruz, Tito Puente and the Buena Vista Social Club and its stage was graced by the likes of Shakira, Juanes and Carlos Santana.
The Echo is a venue/nightclub located in Echo Park in Los Angeles, California. It also hosted Arthur Magazine's yearly ArthurFest.
The Forum opened in 1968, housed the world famous Lakers and Kings and began the legacy of world class entertainment that continues today. In December of 2000, The Forum was purchased by Forum Enterprises, Inc. The venue now serves as the home of Faithful Central Bible Church's congregation as well as a gathering place for concerts and community events.
The Forum is a classic example of the city's history and its desire to grow and prosper. The arena is a destination, primed to deliver an experience like no other. The arena generates a focus on entertainment in Los Angeles County's continued economic development and is the ultimate multi-cultural entertainment venue in Southern California.
The Forum can seat up to 17,800 and will accommodate half-house, theatre style, end stage as well as many other seating configurations. The on-site parking lot has 3,500 parking spaces including disabled spaces.
The Hollywood Palladium is a theater located at 6215 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. It was built in a Streamline Moderne, Art Deco style and includes an 11,200 square foot dance floor with room for up to 4,000 people.
The Palladium reopened with a Jay-Z concert on October 15, 2008 after a year long, multi-million dollar renovation by Live Nation. The renovation included an overhaul of the venue's interior and exterior, a new dance floor, expanded concessions, upgraded restrooms and improvements to the stage infrastructure. Jay-Z performed for nearly an hour-and-half, backed by an eight-piece band and DJ AM, who played his first show after surviving a plane crash in South Carolina.
The World-Class Los Angeles Convention Center is one of the most efficiently designed and technologically advanced convention and exhibition facilities in the world.
The trademark glass and steel pavilions, which house the exhibition halls, towers and lobbies are conveniently linked by a meeting room concourse forming a grand unified center. With a total of 720,000 square feet of exhibition and 147,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Los Angeles Convention Center provides a preeminent setting for any event.
The Los Angeles Convention Center is convenient to major points throughout the City.
The Music Box, conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood, is the venue of choice for concerts, premieres, wrap parties, award shows, HBO specials, fundraisers, and a wide range of special events and celebrations. The venue provides its clients with versatile floor plans, professional staff, advanced sound and lighting, and classic design from the Golden Age.
With some of the industry's most notable musicians and artists taking the stage, The Music Box has become one of the world's top-ranked venues. Averaging 20 concerts, clubs, and special events each month, the venue entertains thousands of concert fans, dance enthusiasts and special event guests every week.
The Music Box's multi-level facilities can accommodate events of nearly any size, from intimate rooftop gatherings to elaborate large-scale productions. Every event is unique, and the venue is fully equipped to customize your occasion to ensure that it meets your standards and expectations. The Music Box's experienced staff is ready to help plan and execute a most extraordinary and memorable affair.
The Riviera Country Club's internationally renowned golf course was established in 1926 and has been open for play since 1927. Noted for its spectacular beauty and uniquely challenging design, the George C. Thomas masterpiece is perennially rated among the very finest in the world.
The course is consistently maintained to the standard set by club founder Frank Garbutt, who declared, "Only the best is good enough." While maintaining a strict adherence to tradition, Riviera attracts and caters to the most discerning national and international guests. Its elegance and charm make the club an ideal place for sporting and social engagements.
Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: Universal Studios Hollywood.
With thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that's fun for the whole family.
Designed by architect Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall, new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated concert halls in the world, providing both visual and aural intimacy for an unparalleled musical experience.
Through the vision and generosity of Lillian Disney, the Disney family, and many other individual and corporate donors, the city will enjoy one of the finest concert halls in the world, as well as an internationally recognized architectural landmark.
From the stainless steel curves of its striking exterior to the state-of-the-art acoustics of the hardwood-paneled main auditorium, the 3.6-acre complex embodies the unique energy and creative spirit of the city of Los Angeles and its orchestra.
The Wiltern Theatre first opened its doors to the action picture crowds on October 7th, 1931. Recognized by the City of Los Angeles as a Historic Cultural Monument, this Art Deco Landmark was refurbished and restored to its creative brilliance in 1985, under the bearing of Bill Graham Presents. Following a famous history of performances and actions, a $1.5 million facelift led to the Grand Re-Opening on October 15, 2002.