Live Nation today announced that the historic The Belasco Theater will join such other iconic venues as The Wiltern, Hollywood Palladium, Echoplex, Echo and The Regent Theater as part of its expanding Clubs & Theaters Los Angeles and Southern California portfolio.
The Belasco is a one-of-a-kind venue in the city with its ornate 1,300-capacity music hall, 500-capacity ballroom, 200-capacity club, speakeasy, restaurant, café, VIP area, patio and terrace spaces.
“With the addition of The Belasco, we now have the premier portfolio of clubs and theaters in Los Angeles, giving an artist the ability to grow from 200 capacity up to 4,000 capacity in a variety of unique and historical venues,” said Ben Weeden, COO of Live Nation Clubs & Theaters division. “The Belasco is a beloved venue, and we’re excited to be able to continue its remarkable history in 2020 and fulfill its modern potential.”
Originally founded in 1904, the theater was finally completed in 1926. The uniquely designed six-story edifice featured cast-stone decorations displaying an unforgettable fusion of Churrigueresque, Spanish Renaissance, Moorish and Gothic details. Most of the building’s amazing detail has survived well to this day, including the striking dome ceiling.
“Bringing great musical performers to our venues is something we work very hard at. The Belasco is an amazing venue with an extraordinary history. Its future is going to be even brighter,” said Weeden.
About Live Nation Clubs & Theaters
Live Nation Clubs & Theaters division promotes nearly 15,000 shows in over 125 venues across the United States. With 78 owned/operated/managed clubs and theaters and 50 additional exclusive or preferred booking partnerships, the Live Nation Entertainment Clubs & Theaters portfolio, a division of Live Nation, is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmores and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. Live Nation Entertainment Clubs & Theaters division is the country’s preeminent live-music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind, custom-designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.
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