FAQs

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We are located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd in Hollywood, CA.  We are four blocks East of Highland Ave and five blocks West of Vine.  We are on the North side of Santa Monica Blvd at the corner of Hudson Ave. at the gateway to Theatre Row Hollywood.

2) Where do I Park?

If you are attending a show, there is valet parking available on Hudson Ave. During non-performance times, there is street parking only.

3) Where are my seats?

The Hudson stages are all intimate spaces, so seating is general seating only with no assigned seats.

4) Can I change my reservation?

Usually, yes. You can contact the ticket agency through which you made your reservation, and they will typically be able to reschedule you if seats are available on a different performance date. If you made reservations through Plays411, you should email your request to info@plays411.com.

5) Can I get a refund for my reservation?

Unfortunately, no. Ticket agencies have no refund policies, but if you are able to attend a performance on a different date, you can contact the ticket agency through which you made your reservation, and they will typically be able to reschedule you if seats are available on a different performance date. If you made reservations through Plays411, you should email your request to info@plays411.com.

6) How do I get on the mailing list?

Just click on “sign up for email updates” at the bottom left of the home page. Also, at the theatre there are mailing list forms that you can fill out located in the lobby and in Caffè Bacio.

7) When is the theatre office open and theatre staff available?

The theatre office opens at 2pm every day. The office number is 323-856-4252. The best time to reach theatre staff and/or set up an appointment to see the theatres is between 2-6pm Monday-Saturday. After 6pm and during the day on Sundays, the staff is at the theatre but less available for appointments because they are needed to help manage the performances. Performances are typically at 8pm Monday-Saturdays and at 3pm and 7pm on Sundays.

8) How do I rent a theatre?

You can call and set up an appointment to tour the theatres. There is staff in the office every day after 2pm. Typically tours are scheduled between 2-6pm. Call the rental line anytime (323-856-4249) or call the office after 2pm (323-856-4252). In either case, a representative will return your call as soon as possible. You can also email us at info@hudsontheatre.com

Click here to download our > RATE SHEET  for our varied usage and rental rates.

9) How much does it cost to rent a theatre?

-- For a play?

Prices vary widely depending on which theatre, number of performances, number of weeks and which nights of the week. Rates start at $150/night for our 43-seat theatre and can be as much as $1,000/night (with many included services) for showcase nights in our Mainstage. Download our rate sheet for detailed information.

-- For rehearsal?

Rehearsal rates for non-Hudson shows are $45/hour with a three-hour minimum. This rate includes work lights only. If you are producing a play at the Hudson, you are eligible for in-house rehearsal rates. Download our rate sheet for detailed information.

-- For a casting?

In the morning or in the afternoon, the rate is $45/hour with a three-hour minimum. This rate includes work lights only. If you want stage lights for your casting, single night performance rates apply. Download our rate sheet for information on single night performance rates. For castings during evening hours, single night performance rates apply regardless of whether you are using stage lights or not.

-- For a staged reading?

In the morning or in the afternoon, the rate is $45/hour with a three-hour minimum. This rate includes work lights only. If you want stage lightsfor your staged reading, single night performance rates apply. Download our rate sheet for information on single night performance rates. For staged readings during evening hours, single night performance rates apply regardless of whether you are using stage lights or not. House management and box office staff can also be made available for staged readings.

-- For a class?

Class rates are $150/night for long-term class contracts and are held in both large and small theatres subject to availability. Afternoon classes are $45/hour with a three-hour minimum. One time classes or short-term class contracts are priced the same way as single night performances. Download our rate sheet for information on single night performance rates.

-- For a film shoot?

Film shoot rates depend on the production’s budget, size of the cast and crew, power needs, union affiliations, shooting format, additional space needed for craft services and other logistical information that will determine what the quote will be for the rental of the theatre. If you are interested in finding out more, please submit a proposal that includes as much information about your project as you can offer, and we will respond with a quote.

Click here to download our > RATE SHEET  to download our varied usage and rental rates.

10) What is included when producing a play at the Hudson?

Fully equipped theatres in all technical aspects (lights, sound, etc.), valet/secured parking, and our espresso bar/art gallery Caffe Bacio for before and after your shows.  Additionally, many of the services that Plays411 offers are either included or discounted for Hudson Theatre shows.

11) Do I need to carry insurance when producing a play?

Yes. Each of the Hudson Theatres is a 99-seat Equity plan theatre. Actor’s Equity Association requires every show to carry at least a general liability insurance policy. Affordable production insurance can be purchased through Plays411. You can get a quote on their web site at www.plays411.com.

12) Are there any mandatory requirements when producing a play at the Hudson?

Hudson house management and box office staff is mandatory for every production. The Hudson will provide and schedule the staff for your show. Additionally, all shows are required to use Plays411 as their primary ticket agency.  However, you are not required to hire any of our technical or stage manager staff. 

13) Are there any display cases or marquees to use when producing a play at the Hudson?

Yes. Our Mainstage and Backstage Theatres each have poster size lit marquees on the building’s exterior. There are also display cases at the entrance to each theatre inside the building, which can be used for posters, headshots, articles or reviews. Our Guild Theatre has a poster size display area at its entrance on Santa Monica Boulevard as well as an interior display case in the lobby adjacent to the box office.

14) Does the Hudson co-produce plays?

Once in a while, the Hudson will co-produce depending on the material, its perceived potential and the theatre’s schedule. A co-production arrangement will usually involve a reduction in the rental cost of a theatre in exchange for a percentage of the box office revenue.

15) How do I audition?

Most of the shows at the Hudson are independently produced. Casting notices are typically posted 8-10 weeks before a show opens in many of the usual casting outlets such as Backstage West, LA Casting, Now Casting and on Breakdown Services. We do not have an in house casting department. Please do not submit audition materials directly to the theatre.

16) What classes can I take at the Hudson?

Currently we have four ongoing acting classes at the Hudson.
•  The Harry Mastrogeorge Professional Acting Workshop
•  Sterling Studio Actors with Constance Tillotson
•  Actor’s Lab with Raphael Sbarge
•  An Actor’s Space with Rob Brownstein

Please contact the Hudson office at 323-856-4252 for more information..

17) How do I make a reservation to see a show on the Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson?

A monthly calendar is available at www.comedycentral.com/comedians/ccstage. All shows are free of charge and begin at 8pm unless otherwise indicated on the calendar. There is limited seating. Call 323-960-5519 to make a reservation.

18) Who works at the Hudson?

Founder/Artistic Director – Elizabeth Reilly
Managing Director – Zeke Rettman
Theatre Manager – Michael Abramson
Café Manager – Tiffany Parker
Technical Director – Steve Pope
Assistant Technical Director – Valerie Salas