Thank you for considering the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for your event. The Wallis welcomes rental inquiries subject to availability and at the discretion of The Wallis’ administrative, production and artistic staff. The Wallis does not currently accept rental requests for Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, religious services or independently produced theatrical productions.
The Wallis includes two distinct elegant buildings: the historic 1933 Italian Renaissance Revival style former Beverly Hills Post Office, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the new, contemporary 500-seat, state-of-the-art Bram Goldsmith Theater designed by award-winning architect Zoltan Pali of SPF:architects.
The adaptive re-use project named the Paula Kent Meehan Historic Building, originally designed by architect Ralph Flewelling, houses the beautiful marbled Jim and Eleanor Randall Grand Hall with vaulted ceilings encasing rare WPA fresco murals designed by muralist and painter Charles Kassler depicting the craftsmen who built the great public projects during the Depression era. These eight murals are one of only two sets of WPA frescos in the entire California Federal Building system still in existence.
Facing N. Santa Monica Boulevard the Marc and Eva Stern Arrival Motor Court, welcomes patrons who enter the Grand Hall, which is the main entrance for all theaters and campus activities. The Jim and Eleanor Randall Grand Hall houses the front Reception Desk, Ticket Services (formerly the retail windows for the post office), and a future Café. The former loading dock of the post office has been transformed into GRoW @ The Wallis: A Space for Arts Education housing the Wells Family Education Courtyard, education offices and three classrooms for The Wallis’ diverse educational programming.
In addition, the former mail sorting room of the post office has been adapted into the Lovelace Studio Theater, a 150-seat flexible space with a retractable seating unit for The Wallis’ smaller productions, rehearsals, and special events. Adjacent to the Lovelace Studio Theater is the outdoor Promenade Event Terrace, with steps and ramps leading below to the Jamie Tisch Sculpture Garden and in to the Bram Goldsmith Theater Lobby with its indoor/outdoor Bar.
The Wallis presents and produces a season of theater, music, dance, film, lectures, professional children’s theater, and special events. The Wallis’ Season begins in September and runs thru June with productions normally performing Tuesday through Sunday. Monday’s are typically dark days, but theater rentals and event areas are subject to availability.