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The Italian Villa
  • $800/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
Pricing based on low impact 10 hour stills shoot with under 15 people. Please inquire with project details for accurate rate. Additional fees may apply.
Craftsman on "Leave it to Beaver" street
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (18)
  • 18
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
Finally ready for its close-up! Craftsman bungalow, built 1908, now restored to its former glory (and then some). Reimagined with many authentic details rarely found in a house this size. Oak floors, exposed built-in woodwork, leaded glass cabinets, stained glass windows, mosaics, stone garden walls, big welcoming front porch. Located on attractive street in South Pasadena, already popular for film shoots. House was featured in several film and TV productions before renovation. Please check with the City of South Pasadena on permitting requirements before booking.
Beautiful South Pasadena Craftsman
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
1920s Craftsman in South Pasadena
The Gorgeous Group-X Room
  • $700/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
The Group-X Room is wide that it can accommodate 30 people. It can be used for yoga, pilates, and meditation. This is also perfect for your next pictorials and film shoot.
South Pasadena's Newest Premier Fitness Center Buyout
  • $835/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
The Newest Premier Fitness Center in South Pasadena is already open! This beautiful and state-of-the-art gym would be your next go-to center when it comes to being healthy and fit. It has several rooms for any activities such as kickboxing, cycling, cross-fit training. weightlifting, yoga, pilates, and wellness center. This gym is also perfect for your photoshoots and film shooting.
Beautiful Brick Walled Main Gym Area
  • $5000/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
This beautiful Main Gym Area has a massive area of 9000 square feet. It can hold up to 180 people and can be used for your next group training or activities. Photoshoots, filming, vlogging, and whatever it is, this space is awesome!
1910 South Pasadena Craftsman
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • South Pasadena, CA
Large Historic 1910 Craftsman house on 1/4 acre (approximately 14,520 sq feet) land with fruit trees, veggie garden, roses, and pool surrounded by grass. Two-story house with 4 bedrooms upstairs and wide front porch and back courtyard. River rock fireplace.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in South Pasadena?
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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in South Pasadena at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Filming locations are available in South Pasadena?
Right now, there are 2 Filming locations available in South Pasadena.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in South Pasadena. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in South Pasadena is $884 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in South Pasadena?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge 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 South Pasadena, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $75 to $5000.
Which Filming locations are most popular in South Pasadena, CA in 2022?
The top 3 Filming locations in South Pasadena, CA right now are The Italian Villa, Craftsman on "Leave it to Beaver" street and Beautiful South Pasadena Craftsman.
How do I book a South Pasadena 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 South Pasadena reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About South Pasadena

South Pasadena, incorporated in 1888, has a population of 27,000 over 3.5 square miles. The city’s first entry onto the National Registry of Historic Places was in 1973. The city of South Pasadena describes itself as “the city of trees,” very few of which are palms. Only a small number of homes and commercial buildings are of the Spanish/hacienda style, and it adds a bit of a Midwest feel to Los Angeles County.

This city of 27,000 battled the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for nearly 60 years—and won. In the 1960s, Caltrans acquired properties in South Pasadena through eminent domain for the extension of Highway 710 to Long Beach. This extension would have bisected the middle of the city and its neighborhoods.

The city boasts many parks and lakes as well as other outdoor recreation, which comes with a bonus of favorable weather all year long. The summers are typically around 88 degrees F for the high and mid-60s for the low and winters rarely go below 50. It is a great place to visit the Arlington Garden, Japanese Garden, and the South Pasadena Nature Park.

Filming Options in South Pasadena

The local government and the residents are receptive to filming in South Pasadena because it is a major economic driver in this small city in central Los Angeles County. The Planning and Community Development Department maintains a film schedule on its website for residents and interested parties to be aware of film locations and possible street closures.

  • Production and Post
    It would seem efficient for the budget and the schedule if the same company was involved with both stages of filming. The process would be streamlined and the creative flow of ideas during filming would follow through the post. Any changes would be recognized, understood, and agreed.

  • Catering
    Catering to a film shoot is a specific form of service that needs flexibility in the menu options and the serving detail. The caterers need the capability and the agility to keep to the pace of filming and any changes to it. The food and beverages need to be refreshed between meal servings. The food service is really a form of event planning as to set-up, flow, delivery, and breakdown.

  • Permitting
    South Pasadena is welcoming to filmmakers. The city’s film office will act as the liaison between the production company, the community and other city departments. The film office will take on the responsibility for all coordination. A permit is required whether filming takes place on private or public property. However, non-profits and student organizations may qualify for an exemption or a reduced permit fee.

Filming Companies in South Pasadena

A film project will benefit from the hiring of local talent and labor for any stage of production to reinforce the merits of the tax incentive application. All outsourcing of talent for production will be considered local since South Pasadena is located within the 30-Mile Studio Zone. The local knowledge brought to the set will be priceless.

  • Pitch 5 Productions
    Production services in Los Angeles is a very competitive market, and it is necessary for these providers to be set apart from the competition. The services of Pitch 5 Productions extend from filming through the post. The in-house directors have expertise in all genres of storytelling, including experiential. The art and set designers during filming, and the editors and graphic designers in the post, will make for a streamlined process.

  • Bite Catering
    Located in Los Angeles, Bite Catering has built a reputation for customizing the menu, flow, and timeline of service to a variety of venues. These venues include film sets, as well as screenings and premiers. The chefs and the servers are a part of the event team that plans and executes the catering plan. The service can be plate served, self-served, or packaged with eco-friendly disposables.

  • California Film Commission
    The California legislature enacted Senate Bill 144 in July 2021 to allocate an additional $150 Million toward tax credits for the construction or renovation of certified sound stages. The qualified production companies and the projects may receive a tax credit of 20% or 25% if filming occurs on a certified construction project. This tax credit became effective on January 1, 2022 and is due to be revisited in 10 years.

Pros and Cons of Filming in South Pasadena

The positives and negatives of a film project are not linear. It is more than making a list and counting the items in each column. Each item must be weighed against the other and taken within the context of the entire project and the budget. Be sure to consider all the pros and cons before filming in South Pasadena.


  • Transportation
    South Pasadena is ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Given that the city encompasses only 3.5 square miles, it is not considered an over-burden to the city’s budget to operate transit bus systems.

  • Local support of industry
    South Pasadena is not a stranger to the film industry. This small city is located very near major production studios, and it hosts over 200 shoot locations every year.

  • 30-mile studio zone
    It is no surprise that South Pasadena is within the Zone given its proximity to Los Angeles. All contracted and hired crew members will be considered local to a film set relieving the budget of travel expenses and the per diems set by the entertainment unions.


  • Lack of outdoor scenes
    If a film project needs scenery typical in Southern California of mountains, high desert valleys, and canyons, then filming will need to occur outside of South Pasadena.

  • Traffic
    With so many people in such a small space, you should expect traffic. Not just on the roads but at local attractions and other amenities like restaurants and clubs.

  • Competition
    South Pasadena hosts over 200 films in a year within its 3.5 square-mile borders. The prices for locations, services and talent are at a premium and the demand is high.

Famous Locations in South Pasadena

  • Farmers’ Market
    Unlike other farmers’ markets, the one sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce in South Pasadena is held every Thursday in the late afternoon. This event is held throughout the walkable commercial area and has been a mainstay since 2004. Local farmers, artisans, and musicians interact with the community. The businesses along the route remain open later on market days to accommodate the market’s hours.

  • Griffins of Kinsdale
    This Irish pub on Mission Street in the business district of South Pasadena is the favorite gathering place. Established in 2012, the local owner operates the business as an extension of his living room welcoming family and friends. The community’s patronage is a testament to the original definition of “pub” meaning public house.

  • The Huntington
    Located in San Marino two miles from South Pasadena, this popular venue is a combination of an art museum, botanical garden, and library. Through the exhibits, lectures, and programs, the visitors will experience both visual and intellectual learning. The programs are designed for children, families and are often used as teacher resources.