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​MOCA provides a variety of indoor and outdoor settings at two distinct venues to ensure a unique and memorable event for you and your guests. View our diverse rental spaces below at MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. The Museum’s professional events team will work closely with you to make certain that your event is a success.

Please note MOCA rents to corporations and non-profit organizations. MOCA's venues are not available for private, political, or religious functions.

For more information or to schedule a site visit, please contact Operations and Event Manager Jodi Shapiro at 213/621-1772 or jshapiro@moca.org

MOCA Grand Avenue, photo by Gene Ogami
MOCA Grand Avenue, photo by Gene Ogami

MOCA Grand Avenue

MOCA Grand Avenue, photo by Elon Schoenholz
MOCA Grand Avenue, photo by Elon Schoenholz

Designed by renowned architect Arata Isozaki, MOCA Grand Avenue is one of downtown Los Angeles’ most distinctive buildings.

250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Eli and Edythe L. Broad Lobby
1,150 square feet of indoor event space adjacent to the galleries. This space is ideal for a cocktail reception before or after a private tour of the galleries. Suitable for stand up receptions for up to 125 and seated events for 40. Opens onto Arco Court. 

Eli and Edythe L. Broad Lobby, photo by Jonah Light Photography

Eli and Edythe L. Broad Lobby, photo by Jonah Light Photography

Arco Court
1,900 square feet of outdoor space adjacent to the museum's main lobby with an Isozaki-designed glass canopy overhead. Appropriate for stand up receptions for 300 and seated events for 100.

Arco Court, photo by Jonah Light Photography

Arco Court, photo by Jonah Light Photography

Sculpture Plaza
5,600 square feet of outdoor space located adjacent to the bookstore. The centerpiece of this plaza is the Nancy Rubins’ sculpture, Airplane Parts (2001). Suitable for stand up receptions for 500 and seated events for 200. Limited tenting is allowed.

Sculpture Plaza, photo by Gene Ogami
Sculpture Plaza, photo by Gene Ogami

Ahmanson Auditorium
Includes 130 stadium-style seating, a stage, and complete audio/visual capability. Suitable for lectures, symposia, small performances, and film screenings.

Ahmanson Auditorium

Ahmanson Auditorium

Ahmanson Auditorium

Ahmanson Auditorium

Ahmanson Auditorium

Ahmanson Auditorium

Roof Terrace
2,600 square feet of outdoor space located on the 7th floor of the museum's office tower. This location offers extraordinary views of downtown. Ideal for stand up receptions for 200 and seated events for 150.

Roof Terrace, photographed by BFA, photo courtesy of Cultured Magazine

Roof Terrace, photographed by BFA, photo courtesy of Cultured Magazine

Roof Terrace, photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.com
Roof Terrace, photo by Owen Kolasinski/BFAnyc.com

The David Laventhol Board Room
700 square feet of meeting space adjacent to the Roof Terrace. Suitable for meetings of 25 people or less. Projector and screen available for presentations. This space includes a small balcony overlooking Grand Avenue.

The David Laventhol Board Room, photo by Gene Ogami
The David Laventhol Board Room, photo by Gene Ogami

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, photo by Elon Schoenholz

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, photo by Elon Schoenholz

A former LAFD and LAPD garage in L.A.'s Little Tokyo Historic District, renovated by the noted California architect Frank Gehry, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (formerly The Temporary Contemporary) opened in 1983. This location offers 40,000 square feet of exhibition space.

152 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Geffen Building 5*
26,791 square feet of gallery space with 30 foot ceilings. Optimal for stand-up receptions for up to 1,000 people.

Building 5, photo by Joshua White
Building 5, photo by Joshua White
Building 5, photo by Myles Pettengill
Building 5, photo by Myles Pettengill
Building 5, photo by Myles Pettengill
Building 5, photo by Myles Pettengill

​Geffen Building 4*
13,795 square feet of industrial warehouse space with 30 foot ceilings. Suitable for stand-up receptions for 800 people or seated events for 500.

Building 4, photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images
Building 4, photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images
Building 4, photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images
Building 4, photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

​Geffen Canopy
11,556 square feet of outdoor space adjacent to Buildings 4 and 5. This Frank Gehry designed steel canopy is perfect for a cocktail reception for 1,000 people or a seated event for 600. 

Canopy, photo by Jake Fabricius Photography

Canopy, photo by Jake Fabricius Photography

Canopy, photo by Ruth Rojas
Canopy, photo by Ruth Rojas
Canopy, photo by Myles Pettengill

Canopy, photo by Myles Pettengill

For more information or to schedule a site visit, please contact Operations and Event Manager Jodi Shapiro at 213/621-1772 or jshapiro@moca.org.

*Building 4 and 5 are only available for rental between exhibitions. The canopy may be rented during exhibitions, subject to approval.

What Our Clients Are Saying

MOCA was a perfect venue for our networking and brand launch event. Our guests loved the atmosphere, the amenities of the museum, the food and intimate setting.  The MOCA events team and service was outstanding: the team went above and beyond. I would highly recommend MOCA to anyone who is looking for a unique venue to entertain clients or associates.  

- HKA Consulting

Our event at MOCA was a huge success.  From the initial site visit with their event team, to the multiple phone calls and meetings to review the event details to the actual event day - it was a flawless experience from start to finish.

-RG Live Events

The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors department at Otis College of Art and Design has hosted its annual Donghia Designer-in-Residence and George H. Scanlon Foundation lectures at MOCA Grand Avenue since 2009. This beautiful venue's location is convenient and dynamic, at the heart of Downtown Los Angeles' cultural district. MOCA's Ahmanson Auditorium and Eli and Edythe L. Broad Lobby have been fantastic spaces for our lectures and receptions. We'll be back!

- Otis College of Art and Design