New State-of-the-Art Venue Brings an Elevated Entertainment Experience to South Florida
As the $1.5 billion Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood expansion project nears completion, the integrated resort is getting ready to unveil the new 225,000-square-foot Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, which is expected to welcome more than 100 nights of A-list acts, award shows, sporting events and more each year.
The 7,000-person capacity indoor venue boasts clamshell-style seating, where the furthest seat is only 164 feet away from the front of the stage. In keeping with Hard Rock’s commitment to music and live entertainment, the $125 million Hard Rock Live offers state-of-the-art mobile stage technology, fully immersive in-house sound and lighting systems, and unobstructed sightlines from every seat in the house.
Designed by internationally renowned performing arts and entertainment design firm Scéno Plus, recognized for designing more than 200 venues around the world, the space has a unique architectural concept that incorporates modern interior design to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for guests and artists alike. Hard Rock Live is the largest performance venue designed to date by Scéno Plus since the company was founded 34 years ago.
New amenities at Hard Rock Live include a VIP salon, more than 300 square feet of bar space, and The Couches, an exclusive premium seating area featuring plush couches and tables with dedicated in-seat cocktail service, giving guests an elite experience like no other with unparalleled views of the performance from tiered, theater-style seats.
Hard Rock Live by the Numbers:
- 225,000 square feet
- 6,556 seats (3,095 orchestra seats, 1,634 first balcony and 1,622 second balcony)
- 7,034 general admission capacity
- 265 ceiling speakers with 135 sound reinforcement speakers
- 105 TV displays with multiple 30’ x 17’ projection screens
- 9 dressing rooms, including two star dressing rooms, one chorus dressing room and one makeup room
- 9 VIP suites for a private show experience
The venue also comes with a new state-of-the-art Theatrical Specialized Equipment (TSE) package, which includes the most advanced show lighting, rigging, AV, as well as a second-to-none sound system for the best artist and guest experience.
One of the great features of Hard Rock Live is its ability to quickly transform from a 7,000-capacity seated configuration for large concerts and events to a 2,500-capacity theater configuration for Broadway productions. To pull off that technical feat, the theater is equipped with a unique system of curtains to conceal the balconies using motorized line sets.
Through Hard Rock’s global partnership with Nederlander Worldwide, a leader in the international live entertainment industry, the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood venue will also be home to Broadway-style entertainment curated especially for the property.
Performers will find nine dressing rooms, including two star dressing rooms, one chorus dressing room and one makeup room for Broadway show preparation. A VIP salon is available for select guests and corporate events, with a designated meet-and-greet area in the back of the venue.
A show-stopping weekend of grand opening festivities at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood kicks off Thursday, Oct. 24, with headliner Maroon 5 performing at Hard Rock Live on Friday, Oct. 25. Coming off a yearlong world tour that hit four continents, with over 50 shows in more than 20 countries, Maroon 5 will be the first performers to take the stage of this premier South Florida entertainment venue.
As part of Hard Rock Live’s entertainment line-up, Grammy® Award-nominated and legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is confirmed to perform on Thursday, Nov. 7, composer, singer-songwriter and activist Sting will perform on Saturday, Nov, 9, multi-Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys is set to perform on Saturday, Nov. 16, and legendary musician Billy Joel will perform on Friday, Jan. 10.
Hard Rock Live Schedule
Maroon 5 Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m.
Andrea Bocelli Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.
Sting: My Songs Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m.
Leningrad Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m.
Alicia Keys Saturday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 p.m.
Kevin James Sunday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.
Fantasia with Tank Friday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m.
& The Bonfyre
Chris D’Elia: Saturday, Nov. 23, at 8 p.m.
Follow The Leader Tour
Lynyrd Skynyrd “Last of
the Saturday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.
Street Survivors Farewell Tour”
George Lopez Friday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m.
Tony Bennett Sunday,
Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.
“I Left My Heart Tour”
Bret Michaels Friday, Dec. 13, at 8 p.m.
Criss Angel Raw: Saturday,
Dec. 14, at 8 p.m.
The Mindfreak Unplugged
Billy Joel Friday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m.
Steve Martin and Martin
Short Saturday, Jan.
25, at 8 p.m.
“The Funniest Show in Town
at the Moment”
Jerry Seinfeld Friday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m.
Jerry Seinfeld Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m.
Dancing with the Stars- Tuesday, Feb.
25, at 8 p.m.
Live Tour 2020
Gladys Knight Saturday, Feb. 29, at 8 p.m.
For more information on upcoming performances and to purchase tickets, visit www.myhrl.com. The Hard Rock Live box office, located on the casino floor near the Lucky Street Garage entrance, will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon – 5 p.m. through Oct. 23.
About Hard Rock Live
The new Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will be South Florida’s premier entertainment venue. An investment of more than $125 million, the 7,000-person capacity indoor venue has clamshell-style seating where the furthest seat to the stage is only 164 feet away, giving guests an intimate experience. The 225,000 square-foot facility is also equipped with state-of-the-art in-house sound and lighting, multiple 30’x17’ HD viewing screens and mobile-stage technology. With its technical capabilities, Hard Rock Live will support A-List acts, as well as nationally televised awards shows, sporting events and more. The venue will be a standout option for entertainers and tours across the country as well as internationally renowned acts. New amenities at Hard Rock Live include a VIP salon, more than 300 square feet of bar space for fast and convenient beverage service, and The Couches, an exclusive premium seating area featuring plush couches and tables with dedicated in-seat cocktail service, giving guests an elite experience like no other with unparalleled views of the performance from their tiered theater-style seats.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It isa world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated, 465 room luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts celebrity performances, comedy acts and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open October 2019, will bring 638 new, luxury guestrooms to the first-ever, guitar-shaped Guitar Hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations, including unique swim-up suites, in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Upon completion, the property will have a combined total of 1,271 rooms. The project will also unveil a lush, “Bora Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor housing 3,100 slots, 193 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. The highly-anticipated Hard Rock Live entertainment venue with a 7,000-person capacity, will showcase A-list entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood SeminoleReservation along State Road 7, (U.S. Highway 441), and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly
About Scéno Plus
Founded in 1985, Scéno Plus is an international design firm based in Montreal specializing in the design of performance venues and buildings for cultural or recreational use. To date, the company has created more than 200 performance venues in Montreal, Quebec and around the world, mostly in Las Vegas, with the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, “tailor-made for Céline Dion,” the Cirque du Soleil ‘O’ Theatre at Bellagio, Park Theater, The Event Centre in Sydney, and MGM Cotai Theatre (Macau). The company offers an exclusive approach of integrated services under one roof: architectural and interior design, theatre design, specialized equipment and technologies, as well as multimedia immersion and interactivity. It recently created a subsidiary, Scéno Plus Production, and has begun producing shows and events. Scéno Plus | www.scenoplus.com