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News | January 5, 2017

Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Help Establish Macao as Asia’s Leading Entertainment Destination

Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Help Establish Macao as Asia’s Leading Entertainment Destination

With approximately 30,000 theatre seats around the world, Sands Entertainment is a global entertainment leader, collaborating with top national and international show producers to develop unique partnerships and productions that feature entertainers of world-class standards.

In Macao, the 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and the 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world and region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows.

The rankings, released by Pollstar, the leading entertainment trade publication devoted to the worldwide concert industry, publishes an annual ranking of the world’s top arena and theatre venues based on ticket sales. It’s a very rigorous standard and only includes actual cash ticket sales.

The Cotai Arena, located at The Venetian Macao is an ideal multi-purpose indoor area for any event. Complete with four levels, including the Event level, Main Concourse, Upper Concourse and the VIP level, the design flexibility of Cotai Arena has been delivering thousands of stage performances by international renowned artists, a wide range of entertainment and sporting events year around.

The multi-purpose Venetian Theatre, also located at The Venetian Macao, is a luxurious, intimate and exclusive venue where guests can enjoy the best Chinese and International entertainment. Unparalleled by any other venue in Asia, The Venetian Theatre is one of the most lavish settings in greater China, hosting world famous artists including acclaimed violinist Jue Yao, singing legend Elisa Chan, Grammy award winner George Benson, China National Symphony Orchestra, Swan Lake on Ice, and more.

Sands Entertainment curates intimate performances to large-scale pop and rock concerts, Broadway spectaculars, televised sporting events and original programming, and takes pride in diversifying guest experience, as well as diversifying the economic impact of the local communities in which Las Vegas Sands operates integrated resorts. The company’s ability to coordinate these types of events across their portfolio of properties is consistent with the entertainment history of Las Vegas Sands, dating back to the days of the Rat Pack performances at the iconic Sands Hotel in the 1960’s.

In Las Vegas, Las Vegas Sands is joining forces with The Madison Square Garden Company to bring a groundbreaking 400,000 square foot venue to the city.

Please be sure to check back on the Sands Confidential blog for updates on the new venue in Las Vegas, as well as other Sands Entertainment news at our various properties around the world.