When it comes to entertainment, the City of St. Louis has many options! Big name performers, whether it be hip-hop or opera, Broadway shows, ballets, comedians, local performing arts companies and favorite local musicians are all found on the many excellent main stages and smaller more intimate venues in the city. Some of the more well know venues in St. Louis can be found in the Grand Center Arts District and include the Fox Theatre and the Powell Symphony Hall. The Grandel Theatre, home to the Black Repertory Company and the St. Louis Shakespeare, and the Sheldon Concert Hall, are two of the smaller venues located in the Grand Center. The newly restored Historic Keil Opera House has been reopened as the Stifel Theatre and is located in the Downtown West Neighborhood on Market Street .
St. Louis has several arenas that provide the home fields for St. Louis' major sports teams, as well as providing larger venues for the wide variety of "shows" that come to town. St. Louis loves baseball and Busch Stadium is home to the MLB St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. It is an open air stadium, thus is seasonal in its use, but has hosted several large concerts. The Scottrade Center is where the NHL St. Louis Blues have their home field. The Scottrade Center also plays host to other event such as family events, ice shows, live concerts, basketball games and other sporting events. The Chaifetz Arena, located on the campus of St. Louis University, is the home to the SLU Bilikens men's and women's basketball teams and the SLU women's volleyball team. In addition to SLU sporting events, Chaifetz also hosts a variety of other events throughout the year in it's 10,600 seat arena. Such events include concerts, family specials, special interest conventions and trade shows and special speakers.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Area provides a fair amount of gaming establishments. In Downtown, the Lumiere Place Casino is found in the fun and historic Laclede's Landing.