LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN ORANGE COUNTY

There is something special about experiencing live entertainment.

Hearing your favorite band performing in person, watching actors tell an immersive story just feet away from you, being surrounded by others that are just as excited as you to be in the same place… Orange County has a variety of venues that bring those experiences to life for a number of different occasions. Check out the list below to find out where you can enjoy spectacular live entertainment.

Honda Center

The Honda Center is the ultimate place for live entertainment in Orange County. The dome-shaped arena can be seen from a distance as the towering marquee shines the names of famous performers and upcoming events that will take place in Anaheim.  From hosting acts like Celine Dion to Mariah Carey and live performance events like Disney on Ice, it’s the top spot for a great night out. Plus, you can catch Stanley Cup Champions, the Anaheim Ducks, scoring goals on the ice during hockey season.

City National Grove of Anaheim

Right off of Interstate 5, the City National Grove of Anaheim mixes a variety of live entertainment. The indoor live music venue is home to more than concerts. From comedy acts, live concerts, ballets and more, the venues host a diverse roster of performance acts, attracting all ages to enjoy a night out in Anaheim.

Irvine Improv

Located within the Irvine Spectrum Center, the Irvine Improv host nights of non-stop laughter all year round. As one of the largest comedy clubs in the country, the upscale comedy club brings in world-renowned comedians doing what they do best. Each night is a new experience starting with the first punchline all the way to last call.

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Teatro Martini

Teatro Martini is a five-course dining and show experience in Buena Park. The vaudeville variety act is a jam-packed evening of entertainment. From aerial performers and acrobats to live music and dazzling performances, each night is filled with fun and laughter. The audience can personally get in on the fun and volunteer to be a part of the show. The experience is best suited for a more mature audience as it showcases all the best of burlesque and cabaret.

Pirate Dinner Adventure

Who’s ready for a pirate adventure? At Pirate Dinner Adventures, buckle in for a swashbuckling time aboard an 18th century ship for a night filled with laughter, excitement, drama and treasure. As the “World’s Most Interactive Dinner Show,” it takes the entire family on a journey featuring seafaring pirates, theatrical musical performances and action-packed stunts for a unique live entertainment experience.

Medieval Times Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament brings history to life with a two-hour medieval tournament and four-course feast. Staged in a European-style castle featuring a soaring tower, elaborately decorated Hall of Arms and an outdoor courtyard royal guests cheer for one of six knights as he competes in medieval games, authentic jousting matches and ground battles with sword and shield. The fantastical experience transports visitors back into the time of knights and kings for a special dinner and an exciting show.

Boathouse Collective

The Boathouse Collective doubles as a restaurant and a casual music venue for an all-in-one urban experience in Costa Mesa. This hidden gem is a favorite among locals as great acts take the stage while diners indulge in signature Southern California cuisine. On select nights, the intimate space is transformed into an industrial styled art space to showcase artwork from neighboring art communities.

The Honda Center is the ultimate place for live entertainment in Orange County.

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Orange County

Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County, California envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle… casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.

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HIGHLIGHTS

2. Buena Park

Buena Park is known as the entertainment capital of Southern California and birthplace of the boysenberry. Meet Snoopy and ride world-class roller coasters at Knott's Berry Farm, enjoy dozens of waterslides at Knott's Soak City waterpark, choose from three interactive dinner shows and dine at award-winning restaurants like Porto's Bakery & Café or Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor.

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1. Anaheim

Anaheim is home to the Anaheim Packing House, a historical citrus-packing facility turned eclectic food hall with over 20 independent eateries ranging from international cuisine to American comfort food. A city brimming with a local sports culture, Anaheim boasts two professional sports teams: the Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks.

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5. Garden Grove

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6. Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach was recently voted the “Best California Beach” by USA Today. With 10 miles of pristine coastline, enjoy beach yoga, surf lessons, bird-watching in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, sunset bonfires, and pampering spas or a signature event such as the California Wine Festival. Huntington Beach has the most oceanfront rooms within a one-mile stretch on the West Coast.

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3. Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is the internationally acclaimed arts and theater district in Orange County. Stay in the City of the Arts® and enjoy concerts at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, experience designer shopping at South Coast Plaza, boutique shopping at The OC Mix, and support “little American business” at The LAB and The CAMP.

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9. Newport Beach

Beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, discover the sophisticated charm of Newport Beach, California. With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, there are ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty and story to share.

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7. Irvine

Irvine is where community, business and nature are in harmony. Beautifully manicured office parks are surrounded by more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space, the most in the county, offering residents and visitors alike preserved natural habitats and wildlands with miles of hiking and biking trails.

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8. Laguna Beach

The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, oceanside bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits.

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4. Dana Point

Dana Point is a perfect blend and meld of the natural and beautiful harmony of the cliffs, the beaches, the harbor, the stunning world-class resorts. It’s a comfortable, surfer town that invites one and all. Known for its four breathtaking coastal resorts, Dana Point offers accommodations for every lifestyle and corporate meetings.

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  • Orange County

    Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County, California envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle… casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.

  • Cities

  • 1. Anaheim

    Anaheim is home to the Anaheim Packing House, a historical citrus-packing facility turned eclectic food hall with over 20 independent eateries ranging from international cuisine to American comfort food. A city brimming with a local sports culture, Anaheim boasts two professional sports teams: the Los Angeles Angels and the Anaheim Ducks.

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  • 2. Buena Park

    Buena Park is known as the entertainment capital of Southern California and birthplace of the boysenberry. Meet Snoopy and ride world-class roller coasters at Knott's Berry Farm, enjoy dozens of waterslides at Knott's Soak City waterpark, choose from three interactive dinner shows and dine at award-winning restaurants like Porto's Bakery & Café or Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor.

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  • 3. Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa is the internationally acclaimed arts and theater district in Orange County. Stay in the City of the Arts® and enjoy concerts at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, experience designer shopping at South Coast Plaza, boutique shopping at The OC Mix, and support “little American business” at The LAB and The CAMP.

    View More
  • 4. Dana Point

    Dana Point is a perfect blend and meld of the natural and beautiful harmony of the cliffs, the beaches, the harbor, the stunning world-class resorts. It’s a comfortable, surfer town that invites one and all. Known for its four breathtaking coastal resorts, Dana Point offers accommodations for every lifestyle and corporate meetings.

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  • 5. Garden Grove

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  • 6. Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach was recently voted the “Best California Beach” by USA Today. With 10 miles of pristine coastline, enjoy beach yoga, surf lessons, bird-watching in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, sunset bonfires, and pampering spas or a signature event such as the California Wine Festival. Huntington Beach has the most oceanfront rooms within a one-mile stretch on the West Coast.

    View More
  • 7. Irvine

    Irvine is where community, business and nature are in harmony. Beautifully manicured office parks are surrounded by more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space, the most in the county, offering residents and visitors alike preserved natural habitats and wildlands with miles of hiking and biking trails.

    View More
  • 8. Laguna Beach

    The artist colony of Laguna Beach is one of Orange County’s hidden gems, located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city’s topography is unique to other California coastal cities with its seven miles of coves and beaches where visitors can explore sea caves, tide pools, oceanside bluffs, natural tide pools and of course, sandy beaches, all within city limits.

    View More
  • 9. Newport Beach

    Beyond the radiant sun, sand and surf, discover the sophisticated charm of Newport Beach, California. With the largest recreational harbor on the west coast, there are ten miles of extraordinary fishing, swimming, surfing, and aquatic sports activities. Ten distinct neighborhoods make up Newport Beach, each with its own unique personality, natural beauty and story to share.

    View More