Plan Your Visit


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Parking

  1. Valet - CurbStand, 7315 Melrose Ave. Roughly $10 cash (located at Ronan, between Poinsettia and Fuller - closed Monday).
  2. Valet - National Parking, 7275 Melrose Ave. Roughly $10 cash (located behind Summer Buffalo on Poinsettia).
  3. Melrose meters - run until 8pm.
  4. Side streets - PLEASE read signage. Some allow 2-hour parking, some allow all night.

Please use caution when walking to and from our theatre and school- before and after shows and classes.

Arrival

Plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the performance. The lobby will open 30 minutes prior and theatre doors will open 15 minutes prior to showtime.

Traffic can be congested at times, so allow yourself plenty of time to get here, find parking, use the restroom and purchase concessions before the show.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone, or in-person pending availability. Purchased tickets can be picked up at Will Call.

Please be at the theatre, with your tickets, no later than showtime to ensure admittance. Otherwise, your seats will be given to our Standby Line.

For group ticket inquiries please call: (323) 934-4747

Late Seating Policy

To allow an uninterrupted experience for performers and guests, we do not permit additional seating once shows begins. Those who leave the performance may not be re-admitted until an appropriate break or at intermission.

Refund or Exchange Policy

All sales are final, we do not offer refunds/exchanges. If you are unable to make a show time, please contact [email protected] to offer your ticket to our Standby Line.

Standby Line

Our Standby lines start 30 minutes prior to showtime and tickets are $10 cash. We’ll have a better idea of  ‘no-shows’ or forfeited tickets closer to showtime. Attendance varies from show to show, there is no way to predict or guarantee seating.

Substance Policy

No alcohol is served or allowed within The Groundlings Theatre & School, unless otherwise stated for special events.

We are a smoke-free facility. This includes: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaping.

Age Restrictions  

Our audience age requirement is 16 years and older. We offer a children’s show 2-3 times a year. Keep an eye on our website for more information!

Food & Beverage

We offer a variety of soft drinks and snacks in our lobby. Food and drink are not permitted in our theatres, with the exception of water.

Electronic Devices

As a courtesy, please silence all cell phones and noise emitting devices. No photos or video recording are permitted during performances.

Lost & Found

Articles will be held by the house manager until the end of the performance. Thereafter please contact [email protected]

The Gary Austin Theatre

We have a second theatre location at our school. Please be in the school lobby, no later than showtime to ensure admittance. Otherwise, seats will be given to Standby Line.

Nearby Restaurants

Ronan - Modern pizzeria with a changing, seasonal menu, in an industrial-chic space. Indoor seating and outdoor patio.

The Darkroom - Buzzing brick-walled bar & nightclub with a menu of burgers, pizza & other American pub staples.

Lala’s Argentine Grill - Argentine-style meats, salads & pastas served in a comfortable interior or on an outdoor patio.

The Village Idiot - Welcoming wood & brick gastropub with modern American pub grub, including house-butchered meats.

Melrose Umbrella Co. - Offbeat lounge featuring an assortment of cocktails in cozy digs decorated with umbrellas.

Summer Buffalo - Authentic, fresh Thai cuisine in an intimate setting.