CULVER CITY AUDITORIUM
4117 Overland Avenue
Culver City, California 90230
Telephone: (310) 253-6625
Arena (opened 1950)
Seats up to 1,600.
About the Culver City Auditorium
The centerpiece of the Veterans Memorial Park complex, the Auditorium has served the westside community of Culver City since 1950. Operated by the City, it hosts a wide variety of events including many bodybuilding competitions, rhythmic gymnastics events, West Los Angeles College basketball games and has been the traditional starting point for the Culver City (a.k.a. Western Hemisphere) Marathon. Of note is the memorial monument which stands in front of the main entry, adorned with plaques which pay tribute to the history of Culver City and to more than 100 years of Olympic marathon winners.
The Auditorium offers up to 10,000 sq.ft. of floor space, allowing up to 1,600 seats for events depending on layout. There are 776 fixed, upholstered seats (including 329 in a balcony) and an additional 824 padded folding chairs can be installed in a theater configuration on the main floor.
•Location and parking:
The Auditorium, which is part of the City's Veterans Memorial Park complex, is located at the intersection of Culver Boulevard and Overland Avenue. It's less than a mile east of the San Diego (405) Freeway (use the Venice Boulevard off-ramp and go south to Culver) and 3 miles south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway's Overland Avenue exit.
Pamela Robinson is the general manager of the facility. Inquiries regarding facility usage should be directed to Ms. Robinson, at (310) 253-6625.
The Auditorium has a hardwood floor space of approximately 10,000 sq.ft. and the floor was refinished in 2005. There is a 10-by-16 roll- up door at the stage with additional, ground-level access on the north side of the building. There are no traditional locker rooms in the facility, but there are three dressing rooms for theatrical performers and 11 meeting rooms. The meeting spaces - many of which are named for Culver City's sister cities around the world - include the 3,800 sq.ft. Senior Center, 2,150 sq.ft. Rotunda Room, 1,200 sq.ft. Garden Room and smaller facilities.
Spectator amenitis include a two-window box office and on-site parking for 300 cars plus ample street parking nearby. There are concession facilities on-site and a full catering capability. Lighting is sufficient for live audiences, but must be augmented for broadcast use. There is an electronic scoreboard in the auditorium itself.