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Skirball Cultural Center

Capacities

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.

Note: The chart below gives pre-COVID capacities. Please email our event specialists (see contact info below) for the latest information on maximum guest counts and capacities as permitted by LA County Department of Public Health guidelines.

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

Ahmanson Hall

Cotsen Auditorium (Ahmanson Ballroom)
5,840 + 1,370
420/360
650
1,200

Cotsen Auditorium (Ahmanson Ballroom)

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

Interactive 360° view

Guerin Courtyard
4,044
160
200
320

Guerin Courtyard

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

Interactive 360° view

Murphy Foyer
1,276
80
130
200

Murphy Foyer

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

Interactive 360° view

Bergreen Boardroom
696
40
60
75

Bergreen Boardroom

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

Guerin Pavilion
9,166
670/570
1,014
1,833

Guerin Pavilion

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

Interactive 360° view

Ruby Foyer
4,044
260
N/A
500

Ruby Foyer

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

Interactive 360° view

Weingart Foundation Courtyard
3,540
N/A
N/A
300

Weingart Foundation Courtyard

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

Herscher Hall Classroom 302
426
N/A
48
85

Herscher Hall Classroom 302

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

Area (ft²):
426

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

Herscher Hall Classrooms 303 and 304
1,114
N/A
126
222

Herscher Hall Classrooms 303 and 304

 

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

Area (ft²):
1,114

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

Herscher Hall Classroom 303
485
N/A
54
97

Herscher Hall Classroom 303

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

Area (ft²):
485

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

Herscher Hall Classroom 304
629
N/A
56
127

Herscher Hall Classroom 304

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

Area (ft²):
629

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

Herscher Hall Classroom 305
636
N/A
56
127

Herscher Hall Classroom 305

Well suited as a conference breakout room, meeting space, or classroom. As with all Herscher Hall Classrooms, 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

Taper Courtyard
9,300
500
1,000
1,200

Taper Courtyard

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

Interactive 360° view

Magnin Auditorium
3,910
N/A
325
N/A

Magnin Auditorium

Newly remodeled! Complete with built-in, theater-style seating that can accommodate up to 325, 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: 325
Standing reception: N/A

Haas Conference Center
3,550
230/180
250
500

Haas Conference Center

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

Interactive 360° view

Garden Terrace
3,560
200
200
300

Garden Terrace

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

Founders Courtyard
3,030
120
125
200

Founders Courtyard

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

Ruby Commons
1,940
100
N/A
200

Ruby Commons

This gathering space near the Skirball’s main lobby also serves as a pre-function venue for evening events in the Magnin Auditorium or the Museum.

Area (ft²):
1,940

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

Kalsman Terrace
1,660
80
N/A
130

Kalsman Terrace

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

Courtyard Classrooms
460/room
30/room
35/room
N/A

Courtyard Classrooms

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

Interactive 360° view

For information, please contact:

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

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

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