Plan Your Visit

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We are in a busy area so please give yourself enough time to secure parking. Street parking is available in the neighborhoods on/around Poinsettia Place but read parking signs carefully! Metered parking on Melrose Ave is normally free after 8pm.

  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.


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 can be purchased online, over the phone, or in-person pending availability. Purchased tickets can be picked up at Will Call. Entire parties must be present to pick up tickets. 

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 Ext. 1

We have both advance and day of show ticket prices. 


If a show is sold out, you can email [email protected] or call (323) 934-4747 ext 1 to be added to the waitlist. The waitlist expires 30 mins before showtime. 

Standby Line

- It will be $15 cash upfront (if you get in). We can charge a credit card if necessary. If time is not on your side, hold the credit card in the office and we will return the card after the show. 

- If you're a Groundlings Student, show your groundlings card for free access. 

- There's an ATM less than a block West of us at 7/11.

- The standby line starts at 30 minutes prior to showtime. (You can get into it earlier, but it's at your own discretion)

- There is a chance that your party will be split up and you won't sit together. You will be assigned a seat (our standby line is used to fill in seats that can't be reached once the show starts)

-There are NO guarantees to get in.

-If you have tickets already, you MUST be in the theatre by showtime, or else you risk us giving your seat away at showtime. So, DO NOT wait with your friends in the standby line.

Show Notes

No firearms or Weapons are used in our shows. 

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.

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. Performances may contain adult language, sexual innuendo, and mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised. 

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.

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.

Melrose Sho - Delicious Sushi and Matcha

Mamma Gela - Italian restaurant with a Sicilian twist