The new Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles is up and running, now midway through six sellouts by the Eagles that serve as the theater's coming out party.

The Eagles stand, with Dixie Chicks opening, began Oct. 18. Reception to the 7,100-capacity venue, owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and booked by AEG Live, has been positive.

"The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live may be one of the greatest venues ever built for live music," Randy Phillips, president/CEO of AEG Live, tells Billboard.biz. "Nokia is a hybrid that combines the intimacy of a theater with the spectacle of an arena."

A review in the L.A. Times called the venue "a high-class concert hall, with excellent acoustics, comfy upholstery and nearly flawless sightlines," also praising the venue's arena-level production capabilities.

"The stage is wide and deep to accommodate the most intricate production with a rigging system that most arenas would envy," Phillips says. "The sightlines are completely unobstructed and the giant state-of-the-art hi-def screens flanking the stage make the 7,100-seater seem positively intimate."

The Nokia Theatre is located within L.A. Live, a four million square-foot, $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential and entertainment district adjacent to Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Eagles wrap up their run Oct. 27. Upcoming bookings at the venue include CMT tour with Sugarland (Oct. 28), Queens of the Stone Age (29), Neil Young (30-Nov. 2), Anita Baker (Nov. 3), the American Music Awards (18), Mary J. Blige (20), So You Think You Can Dance (21) John Fogerty (23), La Quinta Estacion (24), Enrique Iglesias (Dec. 7), Michael W. Smith (9), Tool (10), Bjork (12), Tori Amos (16), and George Lopez (26-27, 31), among others.