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Pepperdine Filming Locations

Alumni Park

The University's Alumni Park is the most frequently requested campus filming location by production companies due to being a large green space with wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean.  There are 26 acres of green lawn and trees surrounding Pepperdine along Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway.   The park can be subdivided into different areas, which may be reserved through our office.  Please note that there are no lights within Alumni Park so, after sunset, a production company must provide its own lighting.

Smothers Theatre

Smothers Theatre, the University's premiere and largest performing arts theater, accommodates audiences of up to 450.  A professional in-house technical crew will be present to utilize the theatre's technical equipment including lighting, sound, and more. A green room, dressing room, restrooms, and technical booths are available.  Load-in can be at stage level using scene shop at the rear of the building.

Lindhurst Theatre, Raitt Recital Hall

The Center for the Arts is also home to Lindhurst Theatre, a flexible black box theater space used for intimate performances (seating 50 to 100) with limited sets and simple lighting effects. Lindhurst is also used as a rehearsal, backstage/dressing room, studio or lecture space. The Raitt Recital Hall is available for more personal recitals and music performances and has seating capacity for 118.

Athletic Facilities

Availability for filming at the University's athletic facilities may be limited due to student athletic teams and the University community, so please inquire for availability.

Building Interiors

Many buildings, including dorms are limited or unavailable during the academic year.  Please inquire for specific locations and their availability.

Miscellaneous Exterior Areas

Pepperdine has numerous beautiful exterior locations, and we encourage a scout to view them and determine what might be an appropriate location.