Miles Memorial Playhouse

Corornavirus update

The LA County Department of Public Health continues to prohibit indoor and outdoor gatherings and events. In addition to this order, the City of Santa Monica has had to implement budget cuts due to the deficits projected for the coming year. As a result, all City events produced by Cultural Affairs have been cancelled for 2020, and the Miles Memorial Playhouse is currently closed to the public. We are working to re-envision future uses of this site.

Although we won’t be presenting in-person events this year, Cultural Affairs has launched Art of Recovery, a program that will fund art projects that contribute to our City’s recovery efforts. You can also sign up to receive our occasional Artist Opportunity eblasts that feature programs like this, fellowships, residencies, calls for proposals, and more. Sign up HERE and click on ‘Artist Opportunities’. 

Stay up-to-date on COVID-19 related re-openings and service changes for the City of Santa Monica at, and countywide at 

Entertaining since 1929

Located in Reed Park, this historic playhouse has entertained audiences since 1929. Santa Monica Cultural Affairs offers youth programs, as well as the world-class “Fireside at the Miles” performance series every January and February. The rest of the year, the venue is available for rent to local and regional non-profit performing arts companies.

We’re located at:

1130 Lincoln Blvd
Reed Park
Santa Monica, CA 90403


Open to the Public

The following rental events are open to the public:

Downbeat 720 Teen Stage

A twice-monthly open stage for teen performers in all genres. More info.

Meet Me At Reed

Summer outdoor concerts at Reed Park. More info.

Santa Monica Teen Film Festival

Annual festival of works by teen filmmakers from around the globe, presented in conjunction with Studio School. The 14th annual Santa Monica International Teen Film Festival takes place June 22-23, 2019. The festival showcases the creative talents of teen filmmakers and encourages youth to use filmmaking as a form of expression and commentary on the world in which they live. Festival enty informationMore info.

Upcoming Events

    Getting Here

    The Miles Memorial Playhouse is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. If you require any special disability related accommodations (i.e. sign language interpreting, access to an amplified sound system, etc.), please contact us at, call us at (310) 458-8350 or TDD: (310) 458-8696 at least 5 days prior to the event.

    Shared Mobility Devices cannot be used around the venue.


    Take the Expo line to Downtown Santa Monica Station. The playhouse is 8.5 blocks away from the station.
    Metro information


    Take the Big Blue Bus or Metro Bus.


    Metro Bikes are available at the Downtown Santa Monica Station. Bike racks are available at the playhouse.
    Information for bicyclists


    Main Library (4.5 blocks, closes 11pm) or 808 Wilshire (for evening performances)
    Parking information

    For evening performances:
    Enter the subterranean parking ramp at 808 Wilshire from LINCOLN BLVD before 8pm. Mention "Miles Playhouse" to the attendant to receive a validated ticket and keep with you. For reentry after lot closure, go to main lobby doors ON WILSHIRE look for the Intercom on the right wall adjacent to the main doors. Press the button and tell security you are “coming from the Miles Playhouse”. The guard will buzz you in. Take the elevator down to the parking area. The pressure of your vehicle at the exit will lift the gate.