Live Nation Inks Long-Term Deal To Operate LA’s Belasco Theater

Belasco Theater
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– Belasco Theater

The Belasco Theater becomes the latest nightclub venue to join Live Nation’s expanding roster in Los Angeles with the signing of a long-term lease agreement, Live Nation announced today (Jan. 14). The venue joins The Wiltern, Hollywood Palladium, Echoplex, Echo and The Regent Theater in the company’s Clubs & Theaters portfolio.

In addition to its 1,300-capacity music hall, the Belasco includes a 500-cap ballroom, 200-cap club, a speakeasy, restaurant, café, VIP area, patio and terrace spaces.

Among the upcoming shows at the historic Belasco are Reggae Fest Los Angeles Grammy Weekend, Chris Lane, Whiskey Myers, Silverstein, Tech N9ne and two nights with James Arthur.

“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, in a statement. “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.”

Founded in 1904, the theater was completed in 1926. The six-story edifice featured cast-stone decorations displaying a fusion of Churrigueresque, Spanish Renaissance, Moorish and Gothic details. Most of the building’s 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.