Academy LA Insider’s Guide

Academy LA Los Angeles | 2020 All You Need to Know
  • Main Floor
  • Main Room
  • VIP Lounge
  • VIP Lounge
  • Smoking Patio
  • Outdoor Area
  • Outdoor Area
  • The Scene

Venue Description

Academy LA. Located at 6021 Hollywood Boulevard. Vibrant hot spot with well-known electronic dance music DJs and experimental emerging talent.

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Academy LA is the new 1400-capacity space for EDM junkies that has been renovated, rebranded and updated with state-of-the-art sound system and lighting. Formerly Create nightclub and before that Vanguard, Academy is a joint venture between Exchange LA and Insomniac, the Pasquale Rotella-led event production company behind some of music’s leading EDM festivals, most notably Electric Daisy Carnival.

Academy LA is a fully equipped and professionally staffed multi-purpose space located in the heart of Hollywood. Flexibility is the key in this venue; with open floor plans, state of the art production and completely removable bars and staging.

An expansive main floor, the upstairs VIP room, a full kitchen and one of the few outdoor patios in Hollywood make the venue a striking choice for film shoots, charity galas, corporate events, premiere parties and award shows.

With years of event experience, our VIP Nightlife team will take your ideas from an inspiration to a fully executed, once-in-a-lifetime occasion. Let us plan your next great night out in LA. Call us quick and easy: 323 604- 6030.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: mostly Electronic
Best for: Edm music lovers
Capacity: 1,650

Average Line: 30-1hr+
Price: $$$ (Pricey)
Attire: Upscale, Casual

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
10:00PM – 3:00AM


Where To Go

Academy LA
6021 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Expert Tips

Academy is located in Hollywood at Hollywood Blvd & Gower.
There’s a free photo booth next to restroom on right side.

Drink Prices:
• Mixed drinks at $15-$20.
• Bottles start at $495 & goes up from there.

• Varies from $20-$50 on most nights.
• On holidays and special events as high as $100+.
• The line usually starts getting busy around 11pm.
• We recommend arriving before 11pm.

When to go:
• Academy is open Thu-Sat.
• Depends on the DJ.
• Bigger DJs draw bigger crowds.
• A-list celeb sightings weekly.

Best table at Academy LA:
• Stage table is by far the best.
• But most of main room tables are close to action.

• Academy’s parking lot is $15, cash only.
• It’s by far the most convenient option; directly to left of club.
• There’s also street parking if arrive early.

The Spaces

Main Room

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The main room is a completely transformable space with modular seating and risers throughout. Production includes: Funktion One sound, 55 moving lights and 154 customizable LED panels adding enormous production quality.  Click To View Layout.

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With an entrance off of Hollywood Blvd, the Lobby is often used as the first room guests enter through when arrive. This space is fully equipped with its own bar, sound system and intricately designed mirrored wall which is a focal point of room.  Click To View Layout.

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Upstairs VIP Room

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Relax in velvet couches surrounded by red drapes and glimmering baroque furnishings in the Upstairs VIP Room. A full service bar, private terrace and views of the Main Floor make this space a luxe escape.  Click To View Layout.

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Outdoor Patio

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Surrounded by palm trees, the 4,000 sq foot outdoor patio features a large movable bar, 6 cabanas, private restrooms, an independent sound system and ample seating. A highly flexible space to create unique events while also allowing your guests to enjoy the beautiful So-Cal weather.  Click To View Layout.

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Dress Code

How To Best Dress

Dress code is Upscale-Casual and is enforced. We want you to be comfortable and looking your best while you are here.

• No sandals or flip-flops.
• No shorts.
• No baggy jeans.
• No baseball hats or beanies.
• No plain while t-shirts.
• No tanks/ sleeveless shirts.
• No hooded sweatshirts.
• No jerseys or clothing with sports logos.
• Dress tennis shoes and jeans are OK.

ACADEMY LA reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.