The stage named for and by LA's top downtown arts philanthropists might seem a bit out of place, miles away from their Grand Avenue Corridor, but the Broad Stage is an elegant venue for theater, dance and music performances throughout the year. It's not Disney Hall West, but the 499-seat auditorium, inspired by Italian horseshoe–shaped theaters, boasts impeccable acoustics and seats so comfortable you'll be hoping for an encore or two. The jazz series is sparse but important—Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux will play there before the year is through.
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage
|Venue name:||The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage|
Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St
|Opening hours:||Box office hours Mon-Fri noon-6pm|