The Theater at MGM National Harbor Partners Exclusively With Live Nation for Booking and Ticketing Services

September 09, 2016
3,000-Seat Venue to Host Entertainment's Biggest Names and Events in Intimate Setting

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM National Harbor will join forces with Live Nation, one of the world's leading live entertainment companies, to develop a world-class lineup for The Theater at MGM National Harbor. The 3,000-seat venue at the $1.4 billion resort and casino will become the entertainment epicenter of the Capital Region and is the area's first of its kind to be integrated in a resort. Together, MGM National Harbor and Live Nation will deliver A-list performers and high-profile events – normally reserved for large-scale arenas – to an intimate setting with unrivaled amenities.Ticketing for the venue will be handled exclusively by Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company and the world's leading ticketing provider.

"The Theater at MGM National Harbor will host an incredible entertainment lineup featuring the industry's leading entertainers," said Bill Boasberg, General Manager of MGM National Harbor. "The intimacy of the venue will give our guests unprecedented access to their favorite artists and special events.  With Live Nation, our exclusive booking partner, we'll deliver an experience unlike any other in the region."

Slated to host world-class concerts, comedy shows, UFC, cabaret-style acts and boxing events, among others, The Theater at MGM National Harbor will debut its first act following the resort's opening later this year. The venue's opening schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ted Mankin, vice president of Booking for Live Nation US Concerts – East, said, "Together Live Nation and The Theater at MGM National Harbor will open up a whole new array of live entertainment offerings to the DC area. The scale and flexibility of the venue give our team the opportunity to demonstrate their comprehensive talent booking skills. Live Nation and MGM are both focused on providing our fans and guests with the best experiences possible, which makes this exclusive partnership a very natural fit."

Setting itself apart in the market, The Theater at MGM National Harbor will feature reconfigurable seating options that deliver prime sightlines for every guest. Advanced telescopic seating will allow the MGM National Harbor team to create custom arrangements for each event, from a traditional concert layout to a 360-degree configuration for boxing.The venue's flexibility allows for a capacity of 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events with slightly more than 4,000 for general admission shows.

All levels of the theater will offer guests a wide range of food and beverage options for mid-show libations and bites.

Meeting and convention planners can coordinate top-notch banquets and speaking engagements using the venue's scalable chair and table designs. The resort's catering department can assist with creating a gourmet food and beverage experience.

For those looking for a night of luxury, The Theater at MGM National Harbor will house seven VIP suites. Guests will enjoy the view of a lifetime in private boxes and can indulge in the following amenities:

  • Private entrance
  • VIP lobby featuring a full-service bar and stylish décor
  • Personalized catering offerings
  • The Theater's three center suites can be combined to create the ultimate party destination for up to 200 guests

Taking it beyond a typical dinner and a show, guests of The Theater will be able to experience MGM National Harbor's stunning amenities. Whether it's feasting at a celebrity chef eatery, staying in a luxury suite or strolling through MGM National Harbor's public fine art collection, the resort will allow event-goers to create the ultimate night on the town. Resort amenities include:

  • 308 rooms, including 74 premier suites
  • Restaurants from world-renowned chefs Marcus Samuelsson, Jose Andrés and the Voltaggio Brothers, in addition to many other world-class culinary concepts
  • Destination spa and salon
  • A 125,000-square-foot dynamic casino offering slots, table games and poker
  • Two nightlife venues with unrivaled cocktail programs
  • The MGM National Harbor Heritage Collection featuring artwork inspired by the Capital Region's rich heritage

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About MGM National Harbor
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor's unrivaled setting offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort will feature premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 27,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2016.

About Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit Follow us

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For further information: Natalie Mounier / Kara Rutkin, Kirvin Doak Communications, (702) 737-3100, /; or Dasha Ross Smith, MGM National Harbor, (301) 971-6111,; or Kaitlyn Henrich, Live Nation Entertainment, (424) 303-6031,