Choose among the Skirball’s array of flexible indoor and outdoor spaces for your next function. Click on the facility name to view room details and images.

Facility Name
Area (ft²)
Banquet Seating
Theater Seating
Standing Reception

Ahmanson Hall

  • 5,840 + 1,370
    420/360
    650
    1,200

    Cotsen Auditorium (Ahmanson Ballroom)

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    With its one-of-a-kind ceiling and clear sightlines from any seat in the room, the Cotsen Auditorium (also known as the Ahmanson Ballroom) is a favorite for social celebrations and business gatherings alike. Glass doors open to the Guerin Courtyard, providing seamless indoor/outdoor flow for your guests, while the adjacent Murphy Foyer and Bergreen Boardroom serve as reception or registration areas.

    Area (ft²):
    5,840 main floor + 1,370 mezzanine (7,210 total)

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 420 without dance floor, 360 with dance floor
    Theater seating: 650
    Standing reception: 1,200

  • 4,044
    160
    200
    320

    Guerin Courtyard

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    Affording hillside views and located directly adjacent to the Cotsen Auditorium (Ahmanson Ballroom), this lovely courtyard is ideal for coffee breaks, cocktail hour, a silent auction during a business function, or even an intimate wedding prior to a grand reception inside the ballroom.

    Area (ft²):
    4,044

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 160
    Theater seating: 200
    Standing reception: 320

  • 1,276
    80
    130
    200

    Murphy Foyer

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    With its high glass ceilings and adjoining balcony overlooking the Skirball's gorgeously landscaped arroyo garden, this pre-function space sets the stage for the magnificence of the Cotsen Auditorium (Ahmanson Ballroom). Note: The Murphy Foyer may only be booked in conjunction with the auditorium/ballroom.

    Area (ft²):
    1,276

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 80
    Theater seating: 130
    Standing reception: 200

  • Bergreen Boardroom

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    Another convenient pre-function space that services the Murphy Foyer and the Cotsen Auditorium (Ahmanson Ballroom).

    Area (ft²):
    696

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 40
    Theater seating: 60
    Standing reception: 75

Herscher Hall and Guerin Pavilion

  • 9,166
    670/570
    1,014
    1,833

    Guerin Pavilion

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    This over 9,000-square-foot ballroom is the ideal setting for large-scale conferences, symposia, community forums, corporate business gatherings, nonprofit galas and fundraisers, and social celebrations. Featuring majestic ceiling arches and sweeping vistas of a cascading tiered garden, the ballroom can seat up to 670 banquet guests—or be partitioned into multiple rooms for events that always feel intimate, comfortable, and welcoming. The Guerin Pavilion is equipped with state-of-the-art A/V technologies.

    Area (ft²):
    9,166

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 670 without dance floor, 570 with dance floor
    Theater seating: 1,014
    Standing reception: 1,833

  • 4,044
    260
    N/A
    500

    Ruby Foyer

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    The Ruby Foyer, featuring a window-wall view of the courtyard entrance, accommodates up to 500 guests at a standing reception or 260 for a banquet. The foyer is perfect for event check-in or cocktails prior to entering the Guerin Pavilion. An adjoining room serves dual functionality as a coat check or storage room.

    Area (ft²):
    4,044

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 260
    Theater seating: N/A
    Standing reception: 500

  • Weingart Foundation Courtyard

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    Guests to your event in Herscher Hall and/or the Guerin Pavilion will arrive at the impressive courtyard entrance, which complements the Ruby Foyer (see above) as pre-function space. A remarkable water feature and intimate olive grove add to the ambience of the courtyard.

    Area (ft²):
    3,540

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: N/A
    Theater seating: N/A
    Standing reception: 300

  • 718
    N/A
    64
    143

    Meeting Room A-202

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    As one of the larger meeting rooms in Herscher Hall, this room serves well in multiple capacities, such as a breakout room for conferences, a classroom or meeting space, or a speaker preparation room for events in the Guerin Pavilion. As with all Herscher Hall meeting rooms, A-202 comes complete with the latest in A/V equipment.

    Area (ft²):
    718

    Capacity:
    Theater seating: 64
    Classroom seating: 30
    Standing reception: 143

  • 426
    N/A
    48
    85

    Meeting Room A-302

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    Ideal for an small class or business meeting. As with all Herscher Hall meeting rooms, A-302 comes complete with the latest in A/V equipment.

    Area (ft²):
    426

    Capacity:
    Theater seating: 48
    Classroom seating: 24
    Standing reception: 85

  • Meeting Rooms A-303 and A-304

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    When combined, these two meeting rooms accommodate up to 222 clients or colleagues. As with all Herscher Hall meeting rooms, A-303 and A-304 come complete with the latest in A/V equipment.

    Area (ft²):
    1,114

    Capacity:
    Theater seating: 126
    Classroom seating: 72
    Standing reception: 222

  • 485
    N/A
    54
    97

    Meeting Room A-303

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    As one of the mid-sized meeting rooms in Herscher Hall, A-303 serves well as a meeting space, classroom, or green room for conference organizers or speakers. As with all Herscher Hall meeting rooms, it comes complete with the latest in A/V equipment. It may be combined with Meeting Room A-304 to create one larger room for presentations or breakout sessions.

    Area (ft²):
    485

    Capacity:
    Theater seating: 54
    Classroom seating: 24
    Standing reception: 97

  • 629
    N/A
    56
    127

    Meeting Room A-304

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    As one of the mid-sized meeting rooms in Herscher Hall, A-304 serves well as a meeting space, classroom, or green room for conference organizers or speakers. As with all Herscher Hall meeting rooms, it comes complete with the latest in A/V equipment. It may be combined with Meeting Room A-303 to create one larger room for presentations or breakout sessions.

    Area (ft²):
    629

    Capacity:
    Theater seating: 56
    Classroom seating: 30
    Standing reception: 127

  • 636
    N/A
    56
    127

    Meeting Room A-305

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    Well suited as a conference breakout room, meeting space, or classroom. As with all Herscher Hall meeting rooms, A-305 comes complete with the latest in A/V equipment.

    Area (ft²):
    636

    Capacity:
    Theater seating: 56
    Classroom seating: 30
    Standing reception: 127

Taper Courtyard and Additional Facilities

  • 9,300
    500
    1,000
    1,200

    Taper Courtyard

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    Nestled into the hillside and featuring a picture-perfect reflecting pool in which water lilies bloom year round, this stunning outdoor space has been an L.A. event destination for years. Whether attending a wedding or graduation, concert or conference, guests take in breathtaking views of the distinctive architecture and natural surroundings. Many of the Skirball's meeting spaces spill out onto the Taper Courtyard, making it a convenient and relaxing place for breakouts and networking.

    Area (ft²):
    9,300

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 500
    Theater seating: 1,000
    Standing reception: 1,200

  • 3,910
    N/A
    350
    N/A

    Magnin Auditorium

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    Complete with built-in, theater-style seating that can accommodate up to 350, this auditorium offers state-of-the-art A/V capabilities for a seminar, speaker series, live performance, or film screening. A green room is located nearby.

    Area (ft²):
    3,910

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: N/A
    Theater seating: 350
    Standing reception: N/A

  • 3,550
    230/180
    250
    500

    Haas Conference Center

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    With windows overlooking the garden path on one side and glass doors leading to the Taper Courtyard on the other, the Haas Conference Center is an excellent choice for business or pleasure. Whether used in full or partitioned into three smaller rooms, the center is favored for a range of event types, from corporate meetings and community luncheons to weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.

    Area (ft²):
    3,550

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 230 without dance floor, 180 with dance floor
    Theater seating: 250
    Standing reception: 500

  • 3,560
    200
    200
    300

    Krasnow Terrace

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    Looking out over the Taper Courtyard's reflecting pool, this terrace is perfectly suited for cocktail hour during weddings and other events in the Taper Courtyard. Its hillside backdrop lends itself nicely for the very best of wedding photos.

    Area (ft²):
    3,560

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 200
    Theater seating: 200
    Standing reception: 300

  • Taube Courtyard (Founders Courtyard)

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    The unique curved-wall architecture of this outdoor courtyard sets the scene for small ceremonies, lunches, and cocktail hour.

    Area (ft²):
    3,030

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 120
    Theater seating: 125
    Standing reception: 200

  • 1,940
    100
    N/A
    200

    Ruby Gallery

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    This community gallery used to display Skirball changing exhibitions also serves as a pre-function space for evening events in the Magnin Auditorium or the Museum. The appearance of the Ruby Gallery walls varies by exhibition.

    Area (ft²):
    1,940

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 100
    Theater seating: N/A
    Standing reception: 200

  • 1,660
    80
    N/A
    130

    Kalsman Terrace

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    This alcove-like terrace has become a popular spot for a wedding couple's first look and accompanying photographs. The intimacy of the space and proximity to both the verdant arroyo garden and Taper Courtyard also make it a beautiful place for small lunches and cocktail receptions.

    Area (ft²):
    1,660

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 80
    Theater seating: N/A
    Standing reception: 130

  • 460/room
    30/room
    35/room
    N/A

    Chais Classroom Wing (4 classrooms)

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    This wing of four classrooms can accommodate a variety of small group sizes. With glass doors and windows that look out onto the Taper Courtyard, each room provides a serene setting for classes or breakout sessions for conferences taking place in the Haas Conference Center or Magnin Auditorium. The latest in A/V equipment is available in each classroom.

    Area (ft²):
    Average 460 per room

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: 30 per room
    Theater seating: 35 per room
    Standing reception: N/A

  • 4,100
    N/A
    300
    N/A

    Ziegler Amphitheater

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    This elegant space for evening events features tiered seating and private alcoves on the mezzanine level.

    Area (ft²):
    4,100

    Capacity:
    Banquet seating: N/A
    Theater seating: 300
    Standing reception: N/A

For information, please contact:

General Inquiries

(310) 440-4589
private-events@skirball.org

Corporate Events

(310) 440-4531
private-events@skirball.org

Lifecycle and Social Events

(weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, and more)
(310) 440-4567
private-events@skirball.org