Greek Theatre in LA Ranks Among Top 10 Venues in the World

The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (Juan O. Campo)

The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (Juan O. Campo)

The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles was ranked among the Top 10 venues worldwide based on the leading industry trade publications, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today magazines’ 2014 Year-End Rankings of the top amphitheatres. The Greek Theatre is the ONLY 6,000 capacity amphitheatre to rank so high, having an attendance of over 330,000 in 2014 and ticket sales exceeding $16,000,000.

Managed and operated by Nederlander Concerts, the Greek comes in at #5 worldwide on Pollstar Magazine’s “Top 100 Amphitheatre Venues” chart based off of reported sales to the trade publication in 2014. The Greek was also nominated for the 15th time for Pollstar’s “Best Small Outdoor Venue of the Year” award. Venues Today (VT) ranked the Greek Theatre #6 internationally out of all venues with a 5,001-10,000 capacity from grosses reported between October 16, 2013 and October 15, 2014. VT also highlighted and reported that the venue “has ranked in VT‘s Top Nine under Nederlander management” for 12 consecutive years. Billboard Magazine ranked the Greek #7 in worldwide ticket sales on their list of “Top 10 Amphitheaters.”

Alex Hodges, CEO of Nederlander Concerts, said, “We are proud of this achievement to be ranked among the Top 10 amphitheater’s in the world, especially since the Greek was in categories against much larger venues that have double and triple the capacity.” Hodges added, “These results are why the Greek is held in such high regard and has won the ‘Best Small Outdoor venue’ award 14 times from Pollstar.” In acknowledging the Nederlander Concerts staff, Hodges added, “It takes a first class team to repeatedly achieve these results and we have exactly that. We hosted over 70 world renowned headline artists in 2014 and drew fans from all over the Greater Los Angeles area and from far destinations as well.”

2014 was one of the venues busiest seasons in over a decade with multiple sold-out performances by marquee artists such as, English wunderkind Sam Smith, Lorde, Jack Johnson and Crosby, Stills and Nash, among others. Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Massive Attack, alt-J and Daryl Hall and John Oates were also among some of the Greek’s 2014 season highlights.

Currently, Nederlander is actively programming the 2015 season and has already announced Damien Rice on April 24, Nightwish on May 1, The Decemberists on May 2 and The Piano Guys on May 15. Multiple shows have been confirmed and will be announced in early spring through the venue’s annual subscription program.

About The Greek Theatre
Located in the picturesque tree-enclosed setting of Griffith Park, The Greek Theatre is an internationally renowned venue presenting a wide variety of headline entertainment. The 5,900 capacity venue has played host to some of the biggest names in entertainment, from pop to classical, reggae to rock and has even been the backdrop for blockbuster movies, including a starring role in ‘Get Him to The Greek’. The Greek Theatre has received landmark status from the city of Los Angeles and is known for presenting some of the most memorable live performances in music history.

The Greek Theatre is owned by the City of Los Angeles and is exclusively managed, operated and booked by Nederlander Concerts. Visit www.GreekTheatreLA.com for more information.

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