About The Novo
The Novo, sometimes called “The Novo by Microsoft,” might have a weird-as-heck name, but it’s a solid indoor venue. With a 2,300-seat capacity, this Los Angeles-based concert hall, located right across from the STAPLES Center, has seen plenty of action over the last decade, and it’s since become a major mainstay in the LA music scene.
History of The Novo
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (otherwise known as 2008), The Novo was known as a slightly less silly name: Club Nokia. Considering how you could use a Nokia mobile phone like a club, because it was harder than diamonds, this wasn’t such a bad naming choice if you ask us.
Yet the name of this indoor venue wouldn’t be as indestructible. In 2016, Microsoft took over Nokia’s holdings, and all the names changed. The next-door theater, which had been known as Nokia Theater, was renamed to Microsoft Theater; Club Nokia, then, was completely and logically renamed The Novo.
What Makes The Novo Events So Special?
The Novo’s greatest claim to fame, besides quickly becoming a magnet for some of the best talent coming to LA, is in its location. It’s smack-dab in the middle of the action, thanks to being right across from the STAPLES Center, and that makes it super convenient for everything you want to do on a night out in the big city!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is The Novo located?
The Novo is located at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, California.
What kind of events does The Novo host?
The Novo has a great history of music acts. It started with its opening night with two back-to-back shows by Beck and just went from there: Coldplay, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Linkin Park, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Fifth Harmony, Boyz II Men, BTS, Young Thug, Wacka Flocka Flame, Killswitch Engage – all these acts and more have played The Novo events. It’s also a favorite of comedy shows as well, with Lavell Crawford, Bo Burnham, and Bianca Del Rio headlining over the years. This is to say nothing of all the local talent that has graced the stage at The Novo since it opened in 2008!
Which team is playing at The Novo?
As this is a performance venue no team plays here.
Where can I park for free at The Novo?
There are a number of parking lots available for fans attending The Novo events. The official lots, open 2 1/2 hours prior to events and remain open one hour after the event's conclusion. Parking rates vary depending on the event, and are subject to change.
What is the seating capacity of The Novo?
The Novo events can seat a total of 2,400 people.
Who owns The Novo?
The Novo is owned by the Anschutz Entertainment Group.
How do I get to The Novo using public transport?
There are many alternative forms of transportation to The Novo events, including Metro Rail and Metro Buses, which frequently stop near The Novo. If you're coming to The Novo by train, Metro Rail Pico Station is only a block away from The Novo.