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E3 Coliseum

We are excited to announce that the ESA and E3 are teaming up with producer Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) to introduce the E3 COLISEUM, a spectacular main stage that brings video game fans closer to their favorite games and creators.

The E3 COLISEUM takes place on June 13th and 14th at The Novo at L.A. Live. Click here for a schedule of events.


Inside the E3 COLISEUM, video game’s biggest fans, developers, and special guests come together to celebrate the world’s most powerful form of entertainment in expected and unexpected ways. The world’s top video game developers will take E3 attendees behind the scenes of E3’s biggest new announcements, and special guests will celebrate video games’ role in influencing their work and popular culture. Programming will include appearances by visionary game creators as well as celebrated talent from the film, TV, music, and other entertainment industries. Publishers scheduled to host panels include Activision, Bethesda Softworks, Microsoft, Gearbox Publishing, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Square-Enix, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

At E3 Coliseum you will experience:

  • Insightful Conversations and Panels
    • The most influential names in gaming take the stage for once-in-a-lifetime conversations with special guests from the world of entertainment.
  • First Looks at Upcoming Games
    • The world’s top developers enter the Coliseum to show fans exclusive new peeks at the biggest games of E3 and answer questions.
  • Influencers Live On Stage
    • The biggest digital influencers join us to interact with their fans and the games industry.
  • Video Game Culture Brought To Life
    • Expect the unexpected with one-time-only demonstrations, performances and special guests that highlight gaming’s preeminent role in entertainment.

E3 Coliseum FAQ

The E3 Coliseum brings video game fans closer to their favorite games and creators with two days of panels and conversations that celebrate the world’s most powerful form of entertainment. Produced by Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards), E3 Coliseum presentations will include first-looks at upcoming games as well as appearances by special guests from the entertainment industry.

E3 Coliseum takes place at The Novo at L.A. Live.

E3 Coliseum opens with its first presentation on Tuesday, June 13 at 11 AM Pacific Time, and runs through 7 PM. Doors will open at approximately 10 AM Pacific. The second day of the Coliseum begins on Wednesday, June 14 at 10 AM Pacific, and concludes at 7 PM. Doors will open at approximately 9 AM Pacific. E3 Coliseum is dark on Thursday, June 15.

E3 Coliseum is located at The Novo at L.A. Live., a short walk from the L.A. Convention Center. You can either walk up Figueroa St. or Georgia St. to L.A. Live.

Anyone with an official E3 badge is eligible for entry into E3 Coliseum. Badges will be scanned at the entrance to the theater. In the event of full capacity, priority entry to E3 Coliseum will be given to Consumer and Business badge holders.

Lineups for E3 Coliseum begin on Tuesday, June 13 at 7 AM PT in front of The Novo, and on Wednesday, June 14 at 7 AM PT. Please do not camp out overnight. Lineups will begin at the main entrance to The Novo, and then extend down Figueroa St.

Please check www.E3Coliseum.com and also download the official E3 App for iOS and Android for a full schedule.

Yes, E3 Coliseum will be steamed on Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube and Mixer.com. Select panels will also air on official PlayStation channels.

E3 Coliseum will not be re-seated between panels. If you are looking to see a specific panel, it’s a good idea to get to E3 Coliseum early and check wait times well in advance of the panel start time. Follow @E3 on Twitter or check Facebook during E3 Coliseum for updates on any estimated wait time to gain entrance to E3 Coliseum.

E3 Coliseum will feature a main stage with seating on two levels: the floor and balcony. Both areas of the theater provide a great view of the stage. Large video screens throughout the venue will make sure you can see all the content that is presented. Depending on venue capacity some guests may be admitted for “standing room” only access at the back of the theater.

You can sit in any seat that isn’t marked as “reserved.” A small number of seats at E3 Coliseum are reserved for panelists and their guests.

Only if they have an E3 badge. Every person entering E3 Coliseum must have their own badge.

No, when you are inside E3 Coliseum you must take any available seat – you cannot hold seats for friends who are arriving later.

No, your badge must match your photo ID. E3 reserves the right to check that your E3 badge name matches your photo ID at the entrance to E3 Coliseum. If it doesn’t, you won’t be able to enter E3 Coliseum.

No. There are no tickets available for purchase to E3 Coliseum – the only way to gain entry is with an official E3 badge. The name on the badge must match your photo ID.

The “Fast Track” line is reserved for guests of panelists and other invited guests. Your E3 badge does not grant access to this line.

Wait times will vary based on panels – you may be able to walk right into E3 Coliseum, or you may have to wait in line.

We will admit guests when seats become available – including in the middle of panels.

Yes, if you wish you can stay inside E3 Coliseum across multiple panels. Note that once you leave E3 Coliseum, you will have to line up again – you can’t save your seat and come back hours later.

Restroom facilities are available throughout L.A. Live., as well as many restaurants. Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill is offering a selection of videogame themed food items and drinks during E3.

No, the E3 Coliseum is not designed to accommodate any meet & greets or autographs requests. Please do not approach the panelists or assemble near the front of the stage.

Select panels will include audience Q&A – fans can line up at the microphones in the audience to ask a question. In addition, E3 Coliseum has partnered with Facebook to give the global gaming community a chance to ask questions to panelists. Head to Facebook to submit questions for panels in advance or during the live stream.

There will be a security check as you enter the theater. Please review the following list of items that are not permitted inside E3 COLISEUM:

  • Outside Food or Beverage
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Chewing Gum
  • Backpacks
  • Fireworks, slingshots, laser pointers, flashlights
  • Professional camera equipment, tripods, etc.
  • Weapons, explosives, pepper spray, tear gas
  • Pocket knives or blades of any size or style
  • No Animals (with the exception of service animals)
  • Water guns, toy replica weapons, squirt bottles, soap bubbles, etc.
  • Noise making devices, i.e. horns, cowbells, whistles (LAMC Sec. 41.57.)
  • Beach balls, Frisbees, balloons, brooms, skateboards, roller blades, skates
  • Any other item deemed inappropriate by The Novo Management

The bars at The Novo will offer non-alcoholic drinks during the day for purchase. Snacks are available for purchase at the bars.

We will do our best to keep our panels running on time. That said, this is a live event -- it’s possible the start times may fluctuate by a few minutes.

Yes, unfortunately once you leave The Novo you will have to get back into line to enter the theater again.

In addition to E3 Coliseum, check out the Twitch ESports Arena outside the Theater.

Yes. E3 Coliseum, like E3, is only open to those age 17 and older. Some panels will contain content for M-rated games or games expected to receive an M rating.

Cell phone reception is generally good, but may be spotty given how many people will be at E3 Coliseum and E3.

If you are press looking to cover E3 Coliseum, please contact media@e3expo.com for more information. We cannot accommodate on site press requests.

Please share your thoughts about E3 Coliseum and your experience with E3 on Facebook and Twitter.

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