Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

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Nokia Theatre
NokiaTheaterLA-Live02.jpg
Front facade of the Nokia Theatre
Location 777 Chick Hearn Court
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′40″N 118°16′00″W / 34.04444°N 118.26667°W / 34.04444; -118.26667
Owner Anschutz Entertainment Group
Type Indoor theater
Seating type Reserved
Capacity 7,100
Opened October 18, 2007
Nokia Theatre as viewed from the stage

The Nokia Theatre is a music and theatre venue located in downtown Los Angeles, California located at L.A. Live. It is sponsored by the Finnish company, Nokia. The theatre auditorium seats 7,100[1] and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.[2]

History[edit]

The theater was by designed by ELS Architecture and Urban Design of Berkeley, California on a commission by the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) in 2002.[2] It opened on October 18, 2007 with six concerts featuring The Eagles and The Dixie Chicks.[1]

Events[edit]

Since its opening the Nokia Theatre has been a popular venue for award shows. The theatre has hosted the ESPY Awards since 2008 as well as the American Music Awards since 2007. The venue has been the home to the Primetime Emmy Awards since 2008 and will continue to do so until at least 2018.[3] The Nokia Theatre hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010 and 2011. In 2008 and 2011, the venue hosted The GRAMMY Nominations Live concert where the nominees for the Grammy Awards were announced. The Grammy Awards take place annually across the street at the Staples Center. The Nokia Theatre has hosted the People's Choice Awards since 2010. It has also been used by Nintendo multiple times for press conferences during the E3 Expo. It is also the venue for the finale of American Idol since season seven.

Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku, made her US debut at Nokia Theatre on July 2, 2011 as part of Anime Expo.[4] She will be returning to the venue on October 11th and 12th 2014 as part of Miku Expo LA 2014. [5]

The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions was held at the Nokia Theatre on April 18, 2013.[6]

The BET Awards moved to the Nokia Theatre in 2013.[7]

Latin pop-singer Gloria Trevi performed at the theatre on May 23, 2013 during her "De Película Tour" which sold 3,406/6,882 seats and grossed $199,072.[8]

On June 14th, 2014, Italian composer Ennio Morricone performed in the Nokia Theatre together with the 200-piece Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra and Choir.[9]

Nintendo also announced that they will be hosting a Super Smash Brothers tournament at the Nokia Theatre taking place near E3 2014 where 16 "highly-skilled" players will be invited while fans can watch them play the new game while there will be an online stream for people online to watch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nokia Theatre L.A. Live-About". Anschutz Entertainment Group. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Nokia Theatre". Architectural Record. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (11 March 2008). "Emmys Will Move To New Venue". USAToday. Retrieved 13 July 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.anime-expo.org/2011/05/12/japans-virtual-pop-star-hatsune-miku-to-make-u-s-concert-debut-at-anime-expo-2011/
  5. ^ http://mikuexpo.com/la
  6. ^ 28th Annual Rock and Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
  7. ^ Gerrick D. Kennedy (30 June 2012). "BET Awards stage one more in the Shrine before going to L.A. Live". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  8. ^ http://billboard.com/biz/current-boxscore
  9. ^ David Ng (21 October 2013). "Ennio Morricone to conduct concerts in L.A. and New York in March". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 

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Preceded by
Shrine Auditorium
Venues of the
American Music Awards

2007 – 2013
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Kodak Theatre
Venues of the
ESPY Awards

2008 – 2013
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Kodak Theatre
Venues of the
American Idol Finale

2008 – 2013
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Radio City Music Hall
Venues of the
MTV Video Music Awards

2010 – 2011
Succeeded by
Staples Center
Preceded by
Shrine Auditorium
Venues of the
People's Choice Awards

2010 – 2014
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