Looking For Performance Space in Los Angeles
January 18, 2012 3:37 PM   Subscribe

Looking for 150-250 seat venue in Los Angeles

I am producing a TEDx event here on May 26 and am looking for a 150-250 seat venue. Ideally it would wired for lighting and sound and have a dropscreen for projection. A second room or large foyer for reception would be ideal.

Venice, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Downtown and Pasadena would work along with all points in between.
posted by goalyeehah to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Any other parameters? I'm thinking of everything from the Hilton to The El Rey Theater.
posted by biscuits at 4:07 PM on January 18, 2012

Response by poster: I thought of El Rey also. I am going to raise funds for this so it cannot be too expensive. I've thought of women's clubs, small theatres and otherwise.
posted by goalyeehah at 4:20 PM on January 18, 2012

Best answer: bootleg theatre in silverlake does 225. (link)
this thread reminds me that i still need to send you an email...
posted by raihan_ at 4:28 PM on January 18, 2012

Best answer: I've been to private events at the Hwang Theater in Little Tokyo. I think it seats around 250.

They have a nice courtyard out front for a pre-event gathering.
posted by hwyengr at 4:48 PM on January 18, 2012

As raihan_ noted, The Bootleg is very very nice and has a bar as well as the theatre. Very squeamish people might consider it to be in a "bad neighborhood," but it's fine, especially when an event is going on.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:02 PM on January 18, 2012

Best answer: I think the Yahoo center in SM has a venue that can seat 400 or so. If you know someone who work in or around the facility, I feel like you could talk you way in to getting it. I think they call it the "all-hands" room or something like that.

The promenade has 3 movie theaters (none of which are terribly nice) if you could get a stage in to one of them, that might be an idea.

There is a room in the Fairmont Miramar Hotel that I saw seat 700.

I think there is a theater on 2nd St. near the promenade that might be able to swing something like that.

I have seen 200-ish in the Milken Institute on 4th St.

I am sure Santa Monica College has something of that ilk as well.

Those are all in Santa Monica.

I can think of just as many for Pasadena... Where do you want to hold it? Can I come?
posted by milqman at 8:46 PM on January 18, 2012

Best answer: The Downtown Independent has the right capacity and has a nice rooftop space for receptions/after-parties.
posted by estherbester at 9:30 PM on January 18, 2012

Response by poster: All great gang!
posted by goalyeehah at 10:31 AM on January 19, 2012

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