Hard Rock Live in Universal Orlando

There is a gigantic guitar on the front of Hard Rock Live.

There is a gigantic guitar on the front of Hard Rock Live.


Hard Rock Live is located next door to Hard Rock Café in the CityWalk section of Universal Orlando. You can find it in between the gates for Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida. You can map it with this address: 6050 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819.

What Is Hard Rock Live?

With 3,000 seats and state-of-the art lighting and sounds systems, Hard Rock Live is one of Orlando's best concert venues. Some of the biggest names in music and comedy have performed on stage. Hard Rock Live also plays host to awards ceremonies, beauty pageants, competitions, and special ticketed events like ROCK! Hard Rock's Musical Brunch. There is typically at least one event at Hard Rock Live per week, though it is not unusual to see multiple events in a single week during busy seasons. 

Hard Rock Live in Universal Orlando features a full bar as well as a concession stand. While you're there, be sure to take time to admire the large columns, archways, and the other over-the-top architecture and décor that gives the place its nickname: the Coliseum of Rock 'n' Roll.

The adjoining Hard Rock Café, the largest of its kind in the world, is usually open before and after Hard Rock Live events. Dinner reservations aren't always necessary but can be made through Open Table. You can peruse this Hard Rock Café menu before you go to see if there are any dishes that interest you.

Hard Rock Live Events and Tickets

You can learn more about upcoming events at Hard Rock Live by viewing the Hard Rock Live Orlando Event Calendar. You can purchase tickets to events by calling 407-351-LIVE (5483) or by visiting Ticketmaster.  

Parties and Special Events

You can rent out the Hard Rock Live for group parties and special events. Visit the special event page on the Hard Rock site for more info. 

Hard Rock Live is adjacent to the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Live is adjacent to the world's largest Hard Rock Cafe.

Hard Rock Live Seating Information

There are various seating options for this venue, depending on who is performing. Tables can be reserved in the balcony. Floor seats are also available. Many performances also have sections that are standing room only. 

Hard Rock Live History

The Grand Opening ceremony for Hard Rock Live in Universal Orlando took place on March 12, 1999. The ceremony included a performance from Elton John. 

UO Fan Guide Tips

If you plan on attending an event at Hard Rock Live, consider arriving early. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to Hard Rock Live from the nearby Universal Orlando parking structure, but it could take more or less time depending on your speed, the crowd level, and where you park within the structure. 

You will need to go through a security check once you reach the entrance to CityWalk. This involves a bag check and walking through metal detectors. Wait times for security checks can vary. Hard Rock recommends arriving at least one hour in advance.

You shouldn't plan on getting any photos or video of the performance. The rules forbid cameras and recording devices at Hard Rock Live events. 

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