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Microsoft Theater

Microsoft Theater

Concert Hall
South Park, Los Angeles
  • Melissa E.
    "Home of the AMAs, Emmie Awards and spectacular movie premieres."(11 Tips)
    Rose M.
    "Watch the People's Choice Awards to see what Ellen is wearing!"(8 Tips)
    Paul T.
    "Superb acoustics, comfortable seating in an attractive venue."(2 Tips)
    Payton B.
    "U probably won't get this but I'm the master at dancing !!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • LeeAnn K.
    LeeAnn KleineAugust 18
    Smaller, more intimate venue but still nice overall. Remodeled after Microsoft took over, and appears to be fairly updated.
  • Michael K.
    Came for the BET awards (Worked it). Really nice theater, inside and out. Behind the scenes it's very organized, perfect for performances and work.
  • Bo L.
    Bo LiebmanJanuary 22
    Saw Mel Brooks. Good sound and seating
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonDecember 22, 2016
    Nice venue. Not too large. No "nosebleed" sections.
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.November 9, 2016
    Superb acoustics, comfortable seating in an attractive venue. There isn't a bad seat in the house.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SalazarAugust 12, 2016
    Buy parking ahead and carpool
  • Victoria
    VictoriaMarch 25, 2016
    The pit is great! Close to the stage!
  • Jason A.
    Jason AmansecMarch 22, 2016
    Formerly the Nokia Theater.
  • Thomas F.
    Thomas FraleyDecember 30, 2015
    Seats way to narrow, lights and video are great but you feel like sardines crammed in
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuOctober 9, 2015
    Backstage gets freezing. Bring a coat!
  • Gregory T.
    Gregory TiptonOctober 7, 2015
    Large Stage. Nice Theater.
  • g o.
    g oconnorJune 15, 2015
    It's the Microsoft Theater, now!
  • Tessa C.
    Tessa CaetanoFebruary 19, 2015
    I've seen so many k-pop concerts here, but the best seating is either right in the front or in that front area, otherwise the people on stage look like ants..!
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanFebruary 12, 2015
    If you want to see music history, then this place is it
  • Mary Colette N.
    Mary Colette NatashaJanuary 10, 2015
    Amazing big fat place.
  • Tai
    TaiDecember 11, 2014
    Hillsong United
  • Erika T.
    Erika TrevisAugust 13, 2014
    #staplescenter #nokiatheater #LAlive
  • Penina M.
    Penina MezeiJune 27, 2014
    It's one of my favorite venues in LA. The place is big, spacious, clean and has plenty of seating. It's close to Staples Center, there is a mall near and plenty of restaurants nearby. - Penina Mezei
  • parker j.
    parker jaydenDecember 18, 2013
    New Year's Eve 2014 Party at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Los Angeles, CA early @ Tuesday December 31, 2013.Grab Your Tickets @
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesOctober 21, 2013
    Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton features Oscar-nominated film composer Danny Elfman, who takes the stage for three nights of rare live performances Oct. 29-31.
  • Mary F.
    Mary FeltsSeptember 28, 2013
    First time attending concert there..was an exceptionally great experience! :-)
  • Dave S.
    Dave ShultsJuly 22, 2013
    Awesome. Great show.
  • J Abbey A.
    J Abbey ArijeJuly 20, 2013
    A Rolling stone gather no moss
  • ESPN
    ESPNJuly 17, 2013
    The ESPYS have been held at the Nokia Theatre since 2008. Notable hosts have included Justin Timberlake, Samuel Jackson, Seth Meyers, Rob Riggle and Jon Hamm. Not a bad starting five.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OrtegaMay 6, 2013
    Try the Rhianna. It's a bit nice at first, but there's a weedy aftertaste...
  • Adobe
    AdobeMay 3, 2013
    MAX Attendees - Get ready for keynotes, happening here, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. and May 7 at 10:00 a.m. And don't forget to come back Tuesday night. We're hosting the Sneak Peek session at at 6 p.m. Read more
  • Vanni M.
    Vanni MahApril 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    7@7: head down to the basement before the show starts for 'happy hour' prices ($7!!)
  • Cellucor
    CellucorJanuary 19, 2013
    With only 7,100 seats, you better get your tickets early; this place puts on quite the show, so... sit back and enjoy!
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa ErdagiNovember 21, 2012
    Home of the AMAs, Emmie Awards and spectacular movie premieres.
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™November 19, 2012
    You're prob here for a cool event. If not, leave and get the hell out of LA Live and go somewhere cool. Enjoy.
  • Marjorie W.
    Marjorie WioskyOctober 11, 2012
    Wish I could be in audience. That would be a dream come true! :-)
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PresseSeptember 28, 2012
    I highly recommend people visit to see the New Concept Cars from Audi
  • Microsoft Theater
    Microsoft TheaterSeptember 26, 2012
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  • Microsoft Theater
    Microsoft TheaterSeptember 26, 2012
    Check out the Lucky 7 at 7 Deal in the downstairs lobby! When doors open head downstairs for deals on food & drinks plus live entertainment before the show begins!
  • Audi
    AudiSeptember 23, 2012
    We're here for the Emmys with a few of these. Watching from home? Check out our backstage live camera to see what goes on behind the scenes! Read more
  • GloMom V.
    GloMom ViveirosAugust 28, 2012
    Seen IL DIVO on July 19th, just fabulous. But came 1 hour early & couldn't make any of the restaurants w/o being late (min 45 min wait)...At least arrive 2 hours early to try one of the restaurants
  • John R.
    John ReidJuly 12, 2012
    never wear what Eva langoria does
  • Liaquat Jawed L.
    i love to be there some day in my life ,,, jcs658 at live dot kom
  • Celtic C.
    Celtic CutieJune 29, 2012
    Amazing theater!
  • Blessing D.
    Blessing DukeJune 11, 2012
    Its sure is fun there and sure test great
  • Justin W.
    Justin WhittakerJune 5, 2012
    Be here for an awards show babayyyyyyyy!!
  • Demon Tom C.
    Demon Tom CruiseMay 24, 2012
    If you see Rihanna backstage and she looks like she is on drugs, run as far away as fast as you can.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BoydMay 21, 2012
    Broadcasting live from the Nokia Theatre Lounge is sweet!
  • Cole D.
    Cole DearMay 20, 2012
    Try the seasalt vanilla cream! #Laugh #Out #Loud ^_^…v
  • David H.
    David HoyleMay 9, 2012
    Ellen is always here
  • Payton B.
    Payton BecwarApril 22, 2012
    U probably won't get this but I'm the master at dancing !!!!
  • Brooke F.
    Brooke FraserApril 22, 2012
    Oh now that is awesome!
  • Sonji J.
    Sonji JohnsonApril 22, 2012
    I loved it! THUMBS UP TYLER PERRY!
  • MeShell W.
    MeShell WilsonApril 22, 2012
    Madea play awesome
  • A B.
    A BrazzyApril 20, 2012
    Parkinglot on James M. Wood & Georgia Street is always cheap, today 12bucks & just a walk away.
  • Krisa L.
    Krisa LiebauApril 20, 2012
    Hope you had a great time :-)
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick O'NiellApril 14, 2012
    Try the bull rush magarita
  • Ronaldappleyard A.
    When you find or discover ypur passion,pursue it and it will bring you much happyness
  • Harry Lee J.
    Harry Lee JohnsonMarch 23, 2012
    What a life changing event... Herbalife leaders from around the world sharing their experience, strength, and hope.
  • Cameron S.
    Cameron SingerMarch 20, 2012
    remember you want to get there early so you dont have to go through all the traffic and remember if you are a performer get there at least an hour and a half before the show starts
  • Antonio k.
    Antonio kovaxMarch 16, 2012
    Try the sea salt vanilla ice
  • Faithful S.
    Faithful SmoothMarch 12, 2012
    Aren't u gay with a woman
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SnipesMarch 10, 2012
    We parked on 11th and S Grand in an open air lot for $5 flat rate :)
  • Kev K.
    Kev KeulFebruary 26, 2012
    Eventually I will make it out there, it is on the bucket list you know : )
  • Pam W.
    Pam Worchesky MateerFebruary 16, 2012
    Have fun Ellen!
  • Keith S.
    Keith SweatFebruary 10, 2012
    Enjoy the show everybody! Grab my new album "Til The Morning" on iTunes here: Read more
  • Chris H.
    Chris HoskingFebruary 2, 2012
    Look behind you!
  • Akashen M.
    Akashen MaharajFebruary 2, 2012
    Save the birdies
  • Esther E.
    Esther EarnestJanuary 24, 2012
  • Angie V.
    Angie VanartsdalenJanuary 23, 2012
  • Esther E.
    Esther EarnestJanuary 22, 2012
    sounds delicous:-)
  • Suzanne M.
    Suzanne MaynardJanuary 21, 2012
    it looks like the times happening there I'll probably never get to see it in person
  • Rose M.
    Rose MeldrumJanuary 20, 2012
    Watch the People's Choice Awards to see what Ellen is wearing! Wish I could put on a beautiful long dress and see the awards show at the event. I bet it's amazing!
  • Bonnie L.
    Bonnie Lowe-RuanoJanuary 20, 2012
    A beautiful Place,
  • Taryn J.
    Taryn JoshuaJanuary 20, 2012
    Always a great time!!!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SavoldJanuary 20, 2012
    Hmmm....don't like the negative vibes...and you know who you are!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SavoldJanuary 20, 2012
    Wow, all kinds of people here!!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SavoldJanuary 20, 2012 many different reasons for going?!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SavoldJanuary 20, 2012
    Follow the crowd!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SavoldJanuary 20, 2012
    Building GPS helps!!
  • Marcia G.
    Marcia GrubbJanuary 20, 2012
    American Idol!
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SavoldJanuary 20, 2012
    I'm from the midwest; where do I go??!
  • Denise G.
    Denise Gapinski-JunkerJanuary 20, 2012
    Need to be able to sing:)
  • kathy w.
    kathy wilcoxenJanuary 20, 2012
    Following Ellen want to go to her birthday show.
  • Brenda B.
    Brenda BoetelJanuary 20, 2012
    wear lipstick
  • Marlene S.
    Marlene SiemsJanuary 20, 2012
    Make sure you keep singing when the fireworks go off, and don't let the smoke and falling glitter distract you.
  • Kayce T.
    Kayce Torrez HoffJanuary 20, 2012
    good luck all!
  • Frannie S.
    Frannie SimmonetteJanuary 20, 2012
    my tip is to listen to Ellens DeGeneres tip
  • La-Tresha S.
    La-Tresha SyriaJanuary 20, 2012
    Just checking in!
  • Laurie I.
    Laurie IannucciJanuary 20, 2012
    I want to go to Ellen's Birthday!!
  • Kim B.
    Kim Ballas-GrayJanuary 20, 2012
    comfy seats
  • Forest P.
    Forest PriceJanuary 17, 2012
    When at the Nokia Theatre make sure you check your Blackberry at the door.
  • Susan P.
    Susan PalascakJanuary 16, 2012
    If your in LA on May 20 &21 you must go to the Nokia Theatre to see the 2 night Live Finale of American Idol. It's considered the most Entertaining place on the planet!!!!
  • Bort R.
    Bort RJanuary 16, 2012
    Watch an awards show!
  • Pablo314
    Pablo314January 16, 2012
    Hope Mythbusters behind the myths tours is fun and good!! :)
  • HELEN S.
    HELEN SMITHJanuary 15, 2012
    only good things happen here..
  • Patti R.
    Patti RaineyJanuary 13, 2012
    The place whee you see people of your dreams!♥ Make sure you are awake when you go inside.
  • Beatrice W.
    Beatrice WilsonJanuary 13, 2012
    A smile is infectious.
  • Chelcee R.
    Chelcee RamoneJanuary 13, 2012
    Hi nokia!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Diane R.
    Diane RuggieroJanuary 13, 2012
    sing your heart out
  • Denise R.
    Denise ReilleyJanuary 13, 2012
    Ellen wins the People's choice award. Yay!
  • Beatrice S.
    Beatrice SantillanesJanuary 13, 2012
    Here is the best tip ever: If its FREE its for MEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Angela Y.
    Angela YoungJanuary 13, 2012
    I have heard soo much about this place I've. Never been wanna go wanna gp bad
  • Joyce D.
    Joyce DavisJanuary 13, 2012
    Nokia Theater love all the lights outside beautiful place inside to,looks like a place to be would love to be maybe one day we will.
  • Carrie K.
    Carrie KatzJanuary 13, 2012
    See I took a picture of you!!!
  • Sandy S.
    Sandy Schmollinger-WalpJanuary 13, 2012
    Makes wrinkles disapear
  • Joyce M.
    Joyce McDanielJanuary 13, 2012
    Would love to go here.
  • Sue J.
    Sue JablonskiJanuary 12, 2012
    Try the vanilla ice cream is awesome
  • Jean P.
    Jean PriceJanuary 12, 2012
    When life gives you lemons don't just make lemonade make a Lynchburg Lemonade = lemonade + Jack Daniels
  • Mary W.
    Mary WilkinsJanuary 12, 2012
    You looked great Ellen. Hope you had a good time. Mary from Indy
  • Phil D.
    Phil DirtDecember 19, 2011
    I <3 this place.
  • Ludwig G.
    Ludwig GuevaraDecember 16, 2011
    Great view from Mezzanine A, B, C or D
  • Will W.
    Will WrightNovember 14, 2011
    Saw Stevie Wonder here in the 6th row, great venue! I would make the trek to see any artist here.
  • alexander s.
    alexander siuNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Home to @Kollaboration LA!
  • Ian M.
    Ian McIntoshOctober 30, 2011
    So You Think You Can Dance Live- I guess if your a female the choices here are either Forever 21 or Chico's?
  • Zoey H.
    Zoey HaileyOctober 29, 2011
    If your here, you love making music, try networking with these guys:
  • Mark B.
    Mark BarronOctober 20, 2011
    Location is on the 3rd floor just above Lucky Strike.
  • Dave A.
    Dave AlgerOctober 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    HELP - I'm surrounded by nerds!
  • Mick Management
    Mick ManagementSeptember 28, 2011
    Mick artist John Mayer recorded his live album "Where the Light Is" here in 2007. The show included an acoustic set, a set with the John Mayer Trio, & a set with his full band.
  • David E.
    David EsquireSeptember 28, 2011
    Totally be cool to the staff here. They work their arses off! :-)
  • Christin A.
    Christin AllenSeptember 28, 2011
    The cups here are made of substandard material that drips and gives you papercuts at the same time. Avoid.
  • The Amazing Race
    The Amazing RaceSeptember 19, 2011
    Celebrating our 8th Emmy win for Reality Competition Series! Thanks to our fans!
  • Julian M.
    Julian MilamSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    come for the music - stay for the margaritas!
  • The Hollywood Reporter
    The Hollywood ReporterSeptember 16, 2011
    This venue is home to the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony from 2008 until at least 2018. It has also hosted the movie premiere for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" and the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
  • Neal R.
    Neal RSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The elevator buttons are not clear: G2 = roof/event deck
  • VIP Nation
    VIP NationSeptember 12, 2011
    Psyched for Dream Theater Los Angeles. VIP Packages available at
  • Infospace, Inc.
    Infospace, Inc.September 9, 2011
    Perform here only if it's as newsworthy as the highly searched announcement of Beyonce's pregnancy during the 2011 MTV awards here in August.
  • Carlos E.
    Carlos ESeptember 1, 2011
    Been here a few times, check the Nokia VIP lounge if you can!
  • Nokia
    NokiaAugust 29, 2011
    This one may come as a shock, but Nokia Theatre is our favorite entertainment venue in California. Pop culture aficionado? You'll love the spectacular concerts and celebrity-packed award shows.
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PrestonAugust 29, 2011
    Britney !!!!! best pop video
  • StarSightings
    StarSightingsAugust 8, 2011
    Katy Perry singing her heart out last night Read more
  • eric j.
    eric jacksAugust 7, 2011
    Bar downstairs is less crowded if u need to get ur drink on.
  • Max C.
    Max CroyJuly 30, 2011
    Awesome venue for the XGAMES!!!!!!!
  • abbee m.
    abbee malik13July 28, 2011
    what this place...???
  • xavier m.
    xavier mantillaJuly 18, 2011
    Its almost been a week since I am back from LA...ahhh Read more
  • 오미헤
    오미헤July 7, 2011
    I saw snoop dog here in his lil pub on Nov. 19, 2009 bomb ass day when he made the room hot box with tree
  • X Games
    X GamesJune 29, 2011
    The vert ramp takes the stage at Nokia Theatre July 28th- 31st for X Games 17. Get your tickets now! Read more
  • Hugo E.
    Hugo EJune 23, 2011
    Chip the ripper
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneresMay 19, 2011
    Here’s a tip: Make sure you keep singing when the fireworks go off, and don’t let the smoke and falling glitter distract you. I should mention that this tip is just for if you win “American Idol.”
  • Desean M.
    Desean MillsMay 8, 2011
    P. Diddy goes HAM!!!!!
  • Heather H.
    Heather HildrethMarch 30, 2011
    Tina Fey and Steve Martin April 19th. Should be hilarious. Also Tina will be signing her new book. Ima flip a bitch!!!!
  • Patrice M.
    Patrice MontpetitMarch 19, 2011
    Great space
  • Angel M.
    Angel MaldonadoMarch 6, 2011
    Julieta Venegas sucks at the Nokia, and at life.
  • Volcom Entertainment
    Volcom EntertainmentJanuary 10, 2011
    Catch Motörhead, Clutch and Valient Thorr tearing up the place on March 11!
  • Tselani F.
    Tselani FrancisJanuary 1, 2011
    I went for a justin bieber concert really fun, all seats are good
  • Jolene B.
    Jolene BrinkNovember 27, 2010
    Parked at the car wash right across the street for only $10.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GNovember 22, 2010
    Lots of big events held here.
    CanopiesAndTarps.comNovember 14, 2010
    Great place to see a concert. There are no bad seats.
  • @SocialJulio
    @SocialJulioOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Adobe sneak peeks and 2010 MAX Awards, Tuesday, October 26, 6:00 pm Read more
  • KiKi L.
    KiKi L'ItalienOctober 12, 2010
    Check in here and leave a tip for your #solpwr10 friends!
  • AEG Live
    AEG LiveSeptember 20, 2010
    THE AVETT BROTHERS & BRANDI CARLILE - October 1 @ Nokia Theatre 8 pm. Buy tickets now at link below! Read more
  • Connor B.
    Connor BowmanSeptember 3, 2010
    how great is this! the vma's are a block away from my house
  • Trina N.
    Trina NguyenAugust 19, 2010
    There's plenty of free parking on the side streets
  • James H.
    James HathawayAugust 13, 2010
    You are on top of a parking garage, wear sensible shoes and probably sunblock.
  • Nathalie
    NathalieAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Won 2 tickets for Camila tonight courtsey of Dr Pepper, but I'm trying to get rid of them since I don't know the band.
  • AEG Live
    AEG LiveJuly 27, 2010
    AMERICA'S GOT TALENT LIVE - October 7th @ NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live. Get your tickets now @
  • Michael N.
    Michael NemcikJuly 19, 2010
    Screw the 45 dollar t shirt prices...
  • Kim H.
    Kim HuynhJune 26, 2010
    Reception sucks for me every time I come here. I have tmobile. Not being able to text to find friends or tweet awesome shit, sucks.
  • Fiona G.
    Fiona GorostizaMay 29, 2010
    Keep a guitar with you in case you run into an American Idol Read more
  • Lynn I.
    Lynn IngramMay 23, 2010
    Very nice !
  • Alex
    AlexJanuary 17, 2010
    Kenny g
  • Grayson S.
    Grayson StoneDecember 22, 2009
    Parking is $25!! =O
  • Gene C.
    Gene ChuangOctober 19, 2009
    parking is $20, argh! get here early and park nearby for $15 or $10 and walk
  • Gabby V.
    Gabby VillegasSeptember 12, 2014
    Cambio de Piel Concierto Marc Anthony
  • 41Joelyson S.
    Especialista em café? Louco por viagens? Deixe que as pessoas saibam um pouco mais sobre você.
  • Fabiana M.
    Fabiana MartinsFebruary 19, 2013
    Um espetáculo!
    rockeros.netJune 12, 2010
    Camila en el Nokia Theatre LA Live este 8 de Agosto en su gira por estados Unidos Boletos a la venta este 11 de Junio no te quedes afuera y compra tu boleto de preventa ya Read more
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