Gibson Amphitheatre

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INFO The Gibson Amphitheatre, formerly known as Universal Amphitheatre, is located in the heart of Universal City. It is the third largest indoor theater in California, with a seating capacity of more than 6,000. Opened... ... read more

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    Studio City, CA
  • Address:

    100 Universal City Plaza
    Universal City, CA 91608

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Kanye West "amazing" live @ gibson amphitheater 12/09/08
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Kanye West "amazing" live @ gibson amphitheater 12/09/08
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Kanye West "flashing lights" live @ gibson amphitheater 12/09/08
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Pearl Jam - live - Force of Nature - Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CA 09/30/2009
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Gibson Amphitheatre Information

Gibson Amphitheatre - Amphitheater | Concert Venue in Los Angeles.

The Gibson Amphitheatre, formerly known as Universal Amphitheatre, is located in the heart of Universal City. It is the third largest indoor theater in California, with a seating capacity of more than 6,000. Opened in 1973, the theater was originally built to be an outdoor venue, but was converted into an indoor theater in 1982 to improve its sound system.

Situated at the far end of Universal CityWalk (the retail district right next to the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park) the Gibson Amphitheatre has a diverse schedule of events, including music concerts, awards shows, movie premieres, and plays.

Concerts at the Gibson have featured many high profile musical acts of almost every genre, such as the Gorillaz, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, John Legend, My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, and Muse.

Other events at the Gibson have included KROQ’s “Almost Acoustic Christmas” and the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. In addition, the MTV Movie Awards have taken place at the Gibson Amphitheatre every year since 2007.

Gibson Amphitheatre User Reviews

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A+ Venue
Julio D. Jun 18, 2013
At last a venue with comfortable seating, amazing sound, and epic views. The Gibson Amphitheater is located near Universal Citywalk. Which means you can enjoy dinner before the show and nice walk around the shops and then enjoy your show afterwards. I was able to watch Bruno Mars here for the first time and honestly I was actually able to sit down and watch this show fully without having to stand shoulder to shoulder or having a bad view from the nose bleeds. GREAT VENUE! I will definitely be coming back
Amazing Venue
Gerard Nash G. Jun 3, 2013
Compared to the other concert halls, the Gibson Amphitheatre takes the cream of the crop. Located near Universal Citywalk, the Gibson Ampitheatre is an immense concert hall with ascending seats and is a really exceptional place for awards shows and movie premiers; the last time I went here was for the movie premiere for the Dark Knight. For me, it was like literally watching a movie on the new HD screens, but a thousand times better. Furthermore, they have a lot of musicians who attend and even host the MTV Movie Awards here, so if you're looking for a great place to go with your friends and want to do something amazing, then go to the Gibson Ampitheatre.
one of my fav. venues
Natanya T. May 17, 2013
I love concerts and whenever one of my favorite artists are in town I always try to make it. The last concert I attended I was in what many would call the nosebleed section yet i still managed to have an amazing time. The music was till just as loud and i could still see the performer but from the big screen that they had for those of us that werent that close.
Great Venue!
Sandra C. May 7, 2013
I went to a concert at the Gibson amphitheater not so long ago and I absolutely loved my experience! While my friends and I weren't sitting really close to the front, our seats still gave us a great view of the concert and it was simply amazing. Nonetheless, the venue was really pretty and the employees were great in terms of helping you feel welcome. Overall, the Gibson amphitheater had a great atmosphere which made my concert experience one I will never forget. Let's not forget that the Gibson amphitheater is located right in City Walk! It's definitely the best concert venue I've ever been to.
My Favorite Venue
Emily B. Mar 27, 2013
The Gibson Amphitheatre is my favorite concert venue. I have been to at least half a dozen shows. It is just so convenient and comfortable. There is no bad seat because it is a relatively small venue. The size does limit the extent of sets and theatrics, but I’ve seen some rather creative methods that artists have used to get around the limitations. The seats are also the most comfortable I have experienced in a music venue. One of the best things about Gibson is it is right in the middle of LA hotspot City Walk. Shopping and food are right outside and if you need even more thrills, there’s Universal Studios Amusement Park as well!
Intimate Venue at the heart of the Not-So Intimate Universal City Walk
Tony L. Nov 4, 2012
The Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal City Walk is well worth the long walk from the multi-level parking structure at Universal Studios (Parking is $10 after 3:00 P.M.). Most other concert venues in the Los Angeles area do not offer the idyllic intimate experience that the Gibson conveys. The upper level seats offer tremendous value, as even from the furthest back seats I was able to make out the facial expressions of the musicians. Save your cash when purchasing the pricier high letter Upper Orchestra seats, as they are just as far from the stage as Mezz level and do not offer as open a view. While the seats aren't posh movie theatre style in comfort, they're a lot cushier than most concert venues. Acoustics of the venue are fairly good, with only a few bad spots scattered throughout the arena. You shouldn't have any trouble hearing, and the upper level seats have the added effect of being near the vibrating walls. Make sure that you eat before you arrive, as the Gibson has little to appease hungry appetites. The connected City Walk has a plethora of options including veggie/Vegan friendly fare. The Gibson itself has minor league baseball game options like hot dogs, cardboard pizza, popcorn, nachos, candy, and both standard/bar beverages. If you must indulge in the Gibson's snack options, bring your wallet because prices run on the steeper side. All of the concerts I have attended were safe, and the Gibson seems to do a great job with security. I never felt ill at ease amongst a broad range of concertgoers, and the overall atmosphere is pleasant even in the later hours when the drinking has gone full tilt. Friendly tip: Hit the bathroom early if you can because the lines get long quickly. Getting up from your seat mid concert can be a bit of a hassle, as the rows are long and narrow. Overall the Gibson is one of the better venues in the LA area to attend a concert or event, but do not expect a frugal affair. The parking, food, snacks, and souvenir prices add up a lot quicker than less commercial venues, but the recent influx of premium talent performing more than makes up for it.
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