View of Microsoft Square at L.A. Live at night

L.A. Live

Updated by Pat Dorri on March 14 2024

Entertainment Epicenter in Downtown Los Angeles.

Address: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, United States

View of the Staples Center in L.A. with palm trees and clear sky
The Staples Center at L.A. Live is home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers and Kings.

💲 Event ticket prices vary

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find L.A. Live?

L.A. Live is a vibrant entertainment complex found in downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the Staples Center.

L.A. Live is the cornerstone of the city's sports and entertainment district, with a wide array of venues, including restaurants, movie theaters, clubs, and the Grammy Museum.

Why should I visit L.A. Live?

L.A. Live is the go-to destination for entertainment, dining, and nightlife in Los Angeles.

Whether you're looking to catch a concert at the Microsoft Theater, enjoy a movie, dine at world-class restaurants, or explore music history at the Grammy Museum, then L.A. Live is the place for you.

What are the opening hours at L.A. Live?

General opening hours

Business hours at L.A. Live vary, but most venues open in the late morning and close in the late evening.

Evening hours are especially lively, particularly on weekends.

If you have a place you want to visit in mind, then it's best to check individual business hours before visiting.

Outside view of the Grammy Museum, LA
Do include a visit to the Grammy Museum if you're interested in music history.
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Where should I park when visiting L.A. Live?

Parking is available in multiple lots around LA Live, including a main parking garage accessible from Olympic Boulevard.

Parking rates vary depending on the event and time of day.

Is L.A. Live accessible by public transportation?

L.A. Live is easily accessible by public transportation, with The Pico Station, served by the Metro Blue and Expo Lines, is just a short walk away.

Several Metro bus lines also stop near Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, making it easy to reach from anywhere in the city.

When is the best time to visit L.A. Live?

Evenings and weekends offer the full LA Live experience, with most venues open and bustling with activity.

However, visiting during the day can also be enjoyable, especially exploring the Grammy Museum and enjoying a bite to eat.

What are the best things to see near L.A. Live?

There are plenty of great places close to L.A. Live to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Staples Center - Home to the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, and Kings, it offers regular sports and entertainment events.
  • The Grammy Museum - An interactive, educational museum dedicated to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards.
  • The Fashion District - A nearby area offering blocks of shopping opportunities, from designer showrooms to bargain fabrics.
  • The Broad and MOCA - Two of downtown L.A.'s premier contemporary art museums, just a short drive or Metro ride away.
Exterior of a Gucci Store in LA's fashion district with palm trees and blue sky
Shop till you drop in the nearby Fashion District.
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Common questions about L.A. Live

A visit to L.A. Live promises dazzling lights and dynamic atmosphere which makes it a must-visit! Here is what else you can expect to see here.

Is L.A. Live accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, L.A. Live is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, with elevators and ramps.

Is L.A. Live free to enter?

✔️ Yes, entry to the L.A. Live complex is free.

❗ However, events, movies, and certain attractions like the Grammy Museum require purchased tickets.

Is L.A. Live pet-friendly?

❌ Pets are not typically allowed within the L.A. Live complex, with the exception of service animals.

Is L.A. Live child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, L.A. Live offers numerous family-friendly dining options and entertainment venues

Is L.A. Live a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, L.A. Live hosts events and is open year-round, offering indoor and outdoor entertainment.

Are refreshments available at L.A. Live?

✔️ Yes, there are multiple dining options available at L.A. Live, from fast food to fine dining.

Are there restrooms at L.A. Live?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available throughout the L.A. Live complex.

What else is useful to know before I visit L.A. Live

Check the L.A. Live website for a schedule of events and any special promotions or reservations needed for dining and entertainment venues.

Arriving early is recommended for events to allow time for parking and security checks.

Peacock Place building with billboards at L.A. Live located in the center of entertainment district
There are plenty of entertainment hotspots like Peacock Place within buzzing L.A. Live.
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Where to stay near L.A. Live

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after an entertaining visit to L.A. Live. Here are our favorites

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.