Part of the corporate regeneration of Downtown, this slick, 7,100-capacity hall opened in late 2007. The sound system is fantastic and the seating is plush; offerings range from dinosaur rock (the Eagles, Neil Young, Rush) and R&B (Kanye West, Mary J Blige) to comedy and kids' shows. The drinks are pricy and parking can be tough if there's an event at the Staples Center next door: it's quicker to park further away and walk, or to take public transport. And smokers: you can't even light up outside.
Nokia Theatre LA Live
|Venue name:||Nokia Theatre LA Live|
777 Chick Hearn Court
11th & Figueroa Streets
|Opening hours:||varies, call for more information|