Thank you for considering the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for your event. The Wallis welcomes external 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 independently produced theatrical productions (or inquiries regarding unsolicited scripts), private events including birthday celebrations, weddings, engagement parties, bar/bat mitzvahs, memorials, funerals and events that are religious or politically affiliated.
For space rental rates and availability, please complete and submit the Rental Event Questionnaire Form with inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jim and Eleanor Randall Grand Hall, which is the main entrance for all theaters and campus activities. The Randall Grand Hall houses the front Reception Desk, Ticket Services (formerly the retail windows for the post office), and the Briskin Bar. 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 Department 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 seasonal performing artist engagements in The Sorting Room. 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 lobby of the Bram Goldsmith Theater with the indoor/outdoor Nicholl Bar.
The Wallis presents and produces a season of theater, music, dance, film, lectures, theater for young audiences, and special events. The Wallis’ Season begins each September through August with productions normally performing Tuesday through Sunday. Monday’s are typically dark days and are not available for external rental events.