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Host an event in one of LA’s most inspiring cultural and civic destinations while supporting an institution that champions art and ideas. From the Hammer’s courtyard to its dynamic programming venues, the museum offers a variety of spaces that can be transformed to accommodate either large or intimate events. To inquire, please submit an Event Inquiry Form.
Entertaining privileges at the Hammer are exclusive to corporate, nonprofit, and government agencies, and are not available to the general public. The Hammer is unable to accommodate the following:
- Fundraisers and auctions
- Artwork display of any kind
- Political or religious functions
- Events that are open to the general public
- Events of a personal nature (wedding, celebration of life, birthday, etc.)
Due to limited availability of dates and spaces, we strongly encourage you to submit your inquiry 3–6 months in advance. Allow 1–2 business days for review and response from our events team.
Below are brief descriptions of our available spaces. Capacity ranges from 50–1,200 guests.
THE PRITZKER FAMILY COMMONS
The Hammer’s courtyard is the heart and soul of the museum. This vibrant urban oasis is a welcoming venue for concerts, outdoor screenings, performances, and cocktail receptions. With a capacity of 900, the courtyard offers guests an open-air space with the intimacy of a private garden.
BILLY WILDER THEATER
The state-of-the-art, 285-seat Billy Wilder Theater is the home of the Hammer’s engaging and provocative public programs and of the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s cinematheque. With advanced technical capabilities and stadium seating in the Hammer’s signature pink, the theater is ideal for screenings and lectures. No food or drink is allowed in the theater.
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The Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy Studio is a versatile space adjacent to the courtyard and Billy Wilder Theater that is able to host everything from meetings and presentations to dinners and receptions. Equipped with wifi, a projector, and microphones available upon request, the studio also features a large exterior window overlooking Westwood Boulevard and a folding glass wall that opens to the courtyard.
Located on the third floor of the museum, the Annenberg Terrace is a covered space with a bird’s-eye view into the museum courtyard as well as sweeping views of Westwood Village and the Santa Monica Mountains. The space features a glass enclosure system that allows the terrace to function as a stand-alone venue or remain open to the activity of the courtyard.
Located outside of two entirely new exhibition spaces, the McMorrow Terrace will serve as a lively site for receptions and intimate gatherings. With concrete floor and stainless steel and glass gallery entrances, the terrace will match the modern aesthetic that architect Michael Maltzan has implemented in previous projects at the Hammer.
The Lab fosters dialogue and engagement, making it perfect for small retreats or presentations. Equipped with wifi, a projector, and Apple TV, this unique modern space features a flexible glass wall that can easily open to the courtyard or can remain closed, with curtains pulled, for more privacy.