Smashbox Studios | Culver City

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Smashbox Studios - Event Space Overview

Smashbox Studios is a top tier event venue located in the heart of LA’s westside in Culver City. Offering state-of-the-art design and technology, the studios can be configured in any way to meet your special event needs. Smashbox is ideal for private events, red carpet galas and anything in between.

Founded in 1991 by Dean and Davis Factor, great grandsons of acclaimed Hollywood makeup artist Max Factor, Smashbox is known throughout the industry as a hub for world-class photographers and directors to shoot important content for major magazines, ad campaigns, music & entertainment projects and brand visuals. In 1996 Dean and Davis launched Smashbox Cosmetics that has become the leading trend-setting global brand.

Smashbox Studios, reopened in 2015 following an exciting new partnership with Industrial Color Brands that includes a total facility renovation.

This partnership combines 25 years of experience in pioneering photo, video and studio technology that brings next-level service to the iconic space. Major upgrades include 9,000 amps of 3-phase power, full seismic upgrades, updated STC rated soundstages, Gb internet and Gb wireless networks throughout, custom designed makeup tables, modern AV systems and beautiful interior and exteriors designed by leading architecture design firm, Gensler.

What we Love about Smashbox StudiosSmashbox Studios has a variety of versatile spaces that are perfect for shows, exhibits, photography, and filming. Clients love the lighting and how much space there is.
Venue Snapshot

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8549 Higuera St
Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: 310-579-6000

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Softbox Studio @ Smashbox Studios
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Smashbox Studios Rooms/ Event Spaces


Seated Capacity: 228
Standing Capacity: 228

4250 sq ft with 22 ft ceilings. Also has a 300 sq ft VIP Mezzanine and 750 sq ft enclosed patio


Seated Capacity: 142
Standing Capacity: 142

2,775 sq ft; 2,090 sq ft stage; 22 ft ceilings; plus patio


Seated Capacity: 129
Standing Capacity: 129

2460 sq ft with 22 ft ceilings and 1,910 sq ft stage


Seated Capacity: 255
Standing Capacity: 255

5100 sq ft with 22 ft ceiling and 4,000 sq ft stage

Smashbox Studios - Facility Rental DetailsPrice Range and ElementsSmashbox's 4 individual studios can be rented by the day or multiple studios can be combined for larger events. Rental of Lightbox Studio starts at $6,500; Softbox Studio starts at $4,500; Blackbox Studio starts at $4,500; Bigbox Studio starts at $7,500. Please inquire for more detailsIncluded/ Available With RentalEach studio typically includes VIP room, hair/ makeup area, high speed internet, advanced AV equipment
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