monk space

CONTACT:   213-925-8562    



Monk Space was established in 2007 as a full service FILM PRODUCTION STAGE and EVENT VENUE in the center of LA.  Located on the edge of Koreatown, convenient to all freeways, we are an adaptive use space housed in a 95 year-old brick building with tons of character and history. When renting from us you have the option of booking one of two stages, or book all access to the entire ground floor facility.  STAGE ONE, our warehouse, has distressed brick walls, concrete floors, a skylight, two shuttered windows, tall ceilings and load in through a pedestrian alley from the street. This includes adjacent production rooms and courtyard which all have their own unique looks and functionality.  STAGE TWO, our Annex, has a restored 1920s vintage wall, more exposed brick, wood plank walls, a hallway and a roll up door for easy load in.

Included in the rental is power, WIFI, track lighting, A/C, four fully stocked bathrooms, makeup stations, as well as limited supply of tables and chairs. Additional chairs, tables, sound system and lighting may be rented, JUST ASK FOR PRICES.  But Monk Space isn’t just about our building.  It is about EXPRESSING YOUR VISION! Let us help you make it happen! We promise to make your booking a productive, hassle-free success! Don’t hesitate to call Michael to discuss your needs at 213.925.8562.  ALSO AVAILABLE FOR Casting, Rehearsal, Audition Rooms and BASE CAMP. 


THE BUILDING WAS BUILT in 1922 and opened its doors as Hoffman's Cash and Carry Department Store.  There is still an original, perfectly restored advertising billboard on our Lobby Wall.  By the late 20s Hoffman's went out of business as the country plunged into the Great Depression.  It soon reopened, off the grid, during Prohibition as a Speakeasy called the Horseshoe Club!  Rumored to be a hot spot for Swing Jazz, illegal booze and notorius characters of the 1930s.  If only the walls could talk! Numerous mom and pop businesses were sustained through the following decades as the once posh neighborhood fell into decline.  The Numero Uno Bangladeshi Market spanned almost four decades at the building, selling Lamb, Goat, Chicken and questionable produce.  When we took over the building we did our upmost to restore back to its original walls and floors to what you see today!


Whether shooting film, music videos, photo shoots, dance videos or interviews, we’ve got you covered.  You can build your own sets or alter the rooms to fit your needs.  There is ample room to set up wardrobe, makeup, craft services and holding areas. Combining both stages is perfect for shoots that need unlimited space.  Our warehouse is completely light and sound isolated. We can also assist in further sound treating for the best quality audio. We can handle big studio productions, small indie shoots, or student filmmakers.  All are welcomed, whether big or small!


As an event space you couldn’t ask for a cooler vibe to hold your event. We have witnessed over 30 WEDDINGS at Monk Space! Add to that, countless BIRTHDAY bashes, over 200 ART SHOWS, CD RELEASE parties, Company MIXERS, and DINNER PARTIES!  And our COURTYARD gives you and your guests some extra breathing room to enjoy the great outdoors!



PRODUCTION WAREHOUSE for  Film, TV, Commercials and Photography.

                                                                EVENT VENUE  for Weddings, Art Shows and Private Events.  

2 STAGES UNDER 1 ROOF  4000 sq ft of Production Space              TAKE A VIDEO TOUR