Barnum Hall, Santa Monica's Historic Home for Culture, Entertainment and Discussion

Barnum Hall Art Deco Fire Curtain

Built in 1937, Barnum Hall has been Santa Monica’s home for culture, entertainment and discussion for 80 years. Hosting notable artists and entertainers, authors, film-makers, lecture series, student productions and so much more, Barnum Hall is the focus of arts, entertainment, multicultural programming, and educational activities on the Westside of Los Angeles.

Events at Barnum Hall.  Plays, concerts, lectures, films, dance, festivals + more.
Himalayan Music Concert at Barnum Hall
Enjoy a variety of professional and community events in the beautifully restored Art Deco Barnum Hall Theatre. The 1248-seat auditorium is home to a wide range of productions, including music concerts, film screenings, dance performances, comedy showcases, lecture series, teen book festivals, and more. Located on the campus of Santa Monica High School, we're just off the 10 Freeway with plenty of convenient parking nearby. BOOK AN EVENT »

Rent Barnum Hall.  Showcase your next great event at our Art Deco gem.
Barnum Hall Exterior at Night
Expert technical staff is on hand to assist you with all aspects of your event or production. Barnum Hall's modern audio-visual, rigging, drapery, lighting control, orchestra pit lift, and orchestra shell system allows a wide range of acoustical, scenic and staging manipulation. RENTAL & TECHNICAL INFO »

Fim at Barnum Hall


Use Barnum Hall for your next film, video, commercial, or TV project. We have a dedicated film office, staffed by experienced professionals to provide a hassle-free, fast and friendly permitting process. FILM SITE »

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Directions & Parking

Barnum Hall is located off the 10 Freeway in Santa Monica with plenty of convenient parking nearby.

600 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Tel: 310.395.3204 x71586
Fax: 310.255.7992
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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Santa Monica's Historic Home for Culture, Entertainment and Discussion