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JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

900 West Olympic Boulevard · Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

Entertainment Guide

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JW Marriott L.A. LIVE is home to hundreds of shows, events and holiday activities every year. Check out our Los Angeles entertainment guide and see the best the Entertainment City has to offer.



STAPLES Center is home to four professional sports franchises including the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks. This venue has established itself as a world-class arena and the sports and entertainment center of the world.


Under AEG's management, STAPLES Center has hosted high-profile events of national and international distinction including The Grammy Awards, Democratic National Convention and ESPN's X Games.


The STAPLES Center has also welcomed major touring acts including U2, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Prince, Justin Timberlake, Cirque du Soleil and many more. View our Event eCalendar

Xbox Plaza

Xbox Plaza has over 20,000 square feet of LED signage including six 75-foot towers and a 22- by 40-foot display. The plaza space has been designed with flexibility as well as state-of-the-art plug-and-play technology to accommodate broadcast events, large celebrations, festivals, outdoor concerts and other live programming.

The Novo by Microsoft

The Novo is home to more intimate live performances at L.A. Live. Accomodating over 2,300 guests, The Novo is the perfect evnue for emerging music acts and cultural shows.

Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live

Microsoft Theater L.A. LIVE provides a mid-sized venue for live performances and special events to complement the arena. The 235,000-square-foot, 7,100-seat venue hosts more than 125 shows from a variety of performers including music, family, dance, comedy acts, award shows, televised productions and short-running Broadway theater events annually.

Most notably, the theater is the proud host of the American Idol Finale, American Music Awards, the ESPYs and the Emmys.

Holidays at L.A. LIVE

Our L.A. entertainment guide didn't forget about the holidays. The spirit of the season comes alive at JW Marriott L.A. LIVE. Get into the festive spirit at the L.A. Kings Holiday Ice outdoor ice rink at Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. Afterward, stop by the life-sized gingerbread house in the lobby to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa.

L.A. Opera

Located just 5 minutes from the hotel, L.A. Opera is home to 10 operas with new shows being added all of the time.  In just over a quarter-century, it has become the fourth largest opera company in the country.

Grand Park

Grand Park is home to events ranging from concerts in the park to yoga retreats, as well as farmers markets and food truck lunches. Less than two miles from the hotel, the park is the perfect place to get away and enjoy the outdoor events Downtown L.A. has to offer.

The Music Center

A leader at the cultural heart of Los Angeles County, The Music Center brings to life one of the world's premier arts destinations by creating opportunities for arts participation, enabling compelling programming and providing first-class venues and services.

The Music Center's venues (include Ahmanson Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum, Walt Disney Concert Hall) are home to four world-class resident companies - Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and the Los Angeles

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