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Historic and Evocative Black Box Theater

  • 85 people
  • 3 hr min
  • 1000 sq/ft
Very charming, classic theater with high ceiling, stage, curtained backdrop, vintage seats built in the 1920's and complete audio/PA setup. Additional 'balconies' both behind seating and above stage. The theater is fully set up with PA, performance and recording microphones, lighting (5 incandescent PAR cans and two Chauvet Ovation full-color LED ERS-style lights), projector and screen. There is a small backstage and plenty of storage room in the back of house. The high 15 ft ceiling gives the space a wonderful sound. The space is ideal for filming, musical performance, comedy shows, theater, rehearsals and special events. There is a loading zone in front and is street-level. Walk-throughs are welcomed and encouraged! Located on Melrose Avenue in East Hollywood, right next to the historic Jensen's Melrose Theater (now Ukrainian Culture Center) with lots of street parking. (Note: There is a beautiful and very friendly rescue cat named Lazarus that periodically passes through the space; those with severe cat allergies please take note.) Live Event, Retro, Comedy, Rehearsals, Balcony, Theatre, Staged Play, Curtains, antique, old-fashioned, nostalgia, evocative, 1920, 1920’s, Movie Theater, Stage, Stage Production, TV Series Shoot, Dance Shoot, Documentary Shoot, Filming, Film Shoot, Film Studio, Production, Filmed Interview, Kickstarter Video, Music Video, Promotional Video, Sound Stage, Video Shoot, Video Studio, Web Series Shoot, Workout Video

Category and style


Americana/Anywhere America, Dated/Retro, Old Hollywood


Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Permit zone

Address most likely falls into the following permit zone: Los Angeles. Please confirm with the host.
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Location details

Property size (sq ft):
1000 sq ft

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking


Hair/Makeup area


Auditorium/Lecture Hall
Studio Space/Equipment

Crew access

Street Level
Wheelchair / Handicap Access


  • Q: What's the maximum attendees I can have at this location?

    A: The Yard allows 85 attendees on location

  • Q: What types of activities are allowed at this location?

    A: The Yard allows production, events and meetings

  • Q: How many square feet is the location?

    A: Historic and Evocative Black Box Theater is 1000 sq/ft

Featured Reviews
2 months ago
Great theater
2 months ago
Incredible space. Great host.
4 months ago
This was a lovely little theater. Very charming. We used it for a photo shoot but I would love to do a show there.
4 months ago
Truly a great experience. Brett was professional and accommodating and easy to work with. I really enjoyed this space and would highly recommend! Thank you to Brett and the great venue.
8 months ago
Very unique and interesting !! Gorgeous location
Exact location provided after booking

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