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Creative Space - ALL equipment included FREE
  • $40/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (86)
  • 86
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Professional Santa Monica Green Screen
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (57)
  • 57
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Professional Sound Recording Room
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (15)
  • 15
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Opium Lounge
  • $70/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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1400 sqft. Private Studio
  • $120/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (19)
  • 19
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Vintage California Craftsman with a Balcony
  • $270/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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MODERN STYLE HOME IN SANTA MONICA CANYON
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Unique Spacious Restaurant & Bar in Santa Monica
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Rustic Canyon Sleeper
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Pro Recording Studio | Music | Podcast | Voiceover
  • $225/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA

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What people are saying about Filming on Giggster

Jon S.
$ 480
4 hours
5 people
a month ago
Such an awesome location! Dan was so great to work with and will definitely be using this spot again in the future.
Simone G.
$ 200
4 hours
5 people
a month ago
Amazing communication & consideration towards rescheduling! The space was perfect for my project and with the equipment already in the space made my shoot easier! Will for sure book again :) Thank you!
Grant B.
$ 55
1 hours
5 people
7 months ago
Fantastic facility for an exciting range of applications. The providers are professional and very helpful.
Leah H.
$ 100
2 hours
5 people
9 months ago
The studio was as advertised. The space had everything I needed and the lighting was easy to use. Galina was there for me if I need anything. Will be booking again!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Filming venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Santa Monica?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Santa Monica on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Santa Monica?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Santa Monica at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Filming locations are available in Santa Monica?
Right now, there are 119 Filming locations available in Santa Monica.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Santa Monica bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Santa Monica guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Santa Monica locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Santa Monica?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Santa Monica. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Santa Monica booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Santa Monica?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Santa Monica is $214 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Santa Monica?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Filming locations in Santa Monica, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $40 to $500.
Which Filming locations are most popular in Santa Monica, CA in 2024?
How do I book a Santa Monica location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Santa Monica reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Santa Monica

Santa Monica, California is surrounded by the city of LA, and part of the greater Los Angeles County. Senator John Jones first established Santa Monica in 1875, and it was boasted as an ocean-side resort. The full name for the city was originally Las Lagrimas de Santa Monica, which translates to The Tears of Santa Monica. It was named for a local spring in the area. It acted as a port for the Los Angeles Railroad and was brought into the aerospace industry in 1920. This was done when Donald Douglas established an aircraft company in the city.

The port of San Pedro eventually eclipsed Santa Monica as a port city. However, it continued to boom as a vacation spot and residential community. The pier, established in 1909, soon became one of the most popular spots in Santa Monica. It holds shops, restaurants, an aquarium, and an iconic carousel.

Since the beginning of the film business, Santa Monica, and California as a whole, has been an important spot for the film industry with many films and photo shoots done there. Today, you are likely to find a vast array of filming spaces in Santa Monica that appeal to you, no matter what you are shooting.

Filming Options in Santa Monica

The beautiful ocean-side city of Santa Monica is full of options for your next filming project. If you can’t find something to fit your needs, you can also look to the rest of Los Angeles County. But filming in Santa Monica is sure to be a breeze with all the help you can get from the locals.

  • Equipment
    No matter what kind of equipment you need for Santa Monica filming, from cameras and lenses to lighting and rigs, there are plenty of ways to rent it. If you don’t already have an experienced team, you can find entire production companies to help.

  • Studio
    If you need a studio for your filming project, there are several options to consider in Santa Monica. Many of these studios will come equipped with whatever audiovisual and lighting gear you might need for your filming in Santa Monica.

  • Catering
    If you want to provide some delicious refreshments while filming in Santa Monica, there are plenty of options in the city. No matter what kind of menu you want, or how you want the food served, Santa Monica will have something for you. You can also look in the rest of Los Angeles County if needed.

  • Transportation
    The tourism in Santa Monica and surrounding Los Angeles can make it a hassle to get around while filming anything. Public transportation isn’t much better than driving yourself, so a private company could be just what you need. In addition to chauffeuring, you through Santa Monica, many private companies will also service Los Angeles County and the rest of Southern California.

Filming Companies in Santa Monica

While you can find several companies in Santa Monica to work with you while filming, you can also turn to the surrounding city of LA. Many companies in Los Angeles County will provide services in the Santa Monica area.

  • Mendocino Farms
    Mendocino Farms can provide gourmet soups, salads, or sandwiches for whatever catering needs you might have. They strive to use local and organic ingredients. They aim for each meal they create to be unique and take their customers on a journey of flavor. You can use their catering services any time of day, and delivery options start as early as 10 in the morning.

  • Ready To Roll Transportation
    Ready To Roll Transportation is a private transportation company in Santa Monica that specializes in providing services for both the fashion and entertainment industries. They are a top option for your Santa Monica filming needs and offer a range of luxury, high-end vehicles. All staff members at Ready to Roll receive thorough training before getting behind the wheel.

  • Stray Angel Films
    While Stray Angel Films is located in Los Angeles, you can rent a range of audiovisual equipment from them when filming in Santa Monica. They provide high-quality cameras, lenses, lighting gear, grips, and more. There is also an onsite soundstage available for clients that need it. Stray Angel Films has plenty of five-star reviews from previous satisfied customers.

Pros and Cons of Filming in Santa Monica

Every city in California will have its pros and cons, and Santa Monica is not an exception. It’s always best to be informed about the good and bad aspects. Before packing your bags, make sure a Santa Monica filming venue is what you need.

Advantages

  • Small town vibes
    The smaller size of Santa Monica is well-loved for its small-town atmosphere. It’s a great place to enjoy city amenities while feeling like you’re in a small town. With LA being barely twenty minutes away, the big city is never far.

  • Beaches
    Some of the best beaches in all of Southern California can be found in Santa Monica. Each of these beaches offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, surfing, and more. The close proximity to the ocean has also been known to improve the overall air quality in Santa Monica.

  • Food options
    While Santa Monica is known for its famous beaches and vibrant entertainment, the city is also full of delicious food options. There are plenty of restaurants, food trucks, and cafés to enjoy. Some of the city’s top restaurants can be found on the Santa Monica pier.

Disadvantages

  • Crime rate
    The crime rate in Santa Monica is higher than in many other places in California, and around the country. The overall crime rate is 103% over the national average.

  • Homeless population
    Compared to the smaller size of Santa Monica, the high amount of homeless people is considered a problem. It’s nearly impossible to walk around the city without running into someone who has been impacted by this.

  • Long commute times
    Santa Monica isn’t centrally located in Los Angeles. This means that getting to most other places in the county will require pretty long commute times. It can take up to 40 minutes to get from Santa Monica to places like Hollywood.

Famous Locations in Santa Monica

  • Santa Monica State Beach
    Alongside the city’s famous pier, you can find Santa Monica State Beach. It stretches for 3.5 miles and is one of the best free attractions you can find in Southern California. Besides being a stunning stretch of golden sand beach, there are also concessions, bike rentals, lifeguards, parks, and picnic areas to enjoy.

  • Third Street Promenade
    You can find Santa Monica’s shopping hub right in the center of downtown. The three blocks known as Third Street Promenade are blocked from vehicular traffic to allow visitors to enjoy the area on foot safely. Here you can find several eateries, including Mel’s Drive-In, which is famous for its featured roles in the 1979 film, American Graffiti. You can also find plenty of shops and entertainment.

  • California Heritage Museum
    The California Heritage Museum is a great place to enjoy the cultural offerings in Santa Monica. The museum was established in a Victorian-era house, which is just as impressive to look at as the exhibits housed inside. The museum showcases all of the different aspects that make California what it is.