81 Second City Studio Theatre Tips
- Casual 2
- Take public transit 5
- Park in lot 2
- Parking is expensive 1
- Dine before you go 1
- No food allowed 1
If there's anything about Second City, it's that parking is always tough and expensive in Hollywood. We got lucky on the street, but other times I've paid $20-30, so get there early and hope for a spot on the street or just factor in parking to your cost.
It was a short walk from the Metro station at Hollywood & Highland. Just be prepared to see the various "Hollywood Blvd" characters. If you're squeamish, take a Lyft for door to door service.
Limited street parking (metered) on Hollywood Blvd. but there's plenty of parking available in the lots behind the theatre ($10).
The venue was a little on the chilly side (likely for the comfort of the high-energy crew) so wear a jacket or sweater if you're sensitive to cold temps. The theatre is upstairs and there's no elevator: not user-friendly for the elderly or those with physical disabilities/limitations.
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Went to Masala place next door after the show-generous portions-abut bland but tasty.
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Right across the street is Te'kila and its happy hour is till 8pm 7 nights a week. Get a drink before any performance and it will be even better!!!
Shop around for parking prices nearby before heading to the venue, since the lot directly behind the venue will cost you $15.
Urban Masala on Hollywood Blvd. is a block away and is a quick serve, eat in or take out for East Indian food. Delicious.
For the 9 PM show, found metered parking on side street until 11 PM. and on the street south of Hollywood Blvd. near the YMCA, metered parking until 8 PM. ...
Dinner at Musso and Franks afterward for a classic Hollywood evening! They serve until 11! Best martinis in town!
Get there early because the starting times are real, and parking can cause delays. The first I tried lot wanted $20 so then I found a spot on the street, only to notice a sign that didn't allow Friday night parking, so I tried again at another lot and found a spot for $10. As I walked past the street parking, 2 cars were being towed.
The area is a little run down and unattractive. However, the gigantic shopping center at the corner of Hollywood and Highland is a wonderful oasis with many familiar restaurants from Hard Rock Cafe, to The Gill to Johnny Rockets... For more mundane palats there is a dreary humongous McDonalds just down the block. Youi can't miss it.
After parking is limited. As I'm not a fan of valet, I parked at Hollywood & Highland for $10 and walked the couple blocks to the theater
Parking is available in surrounding lots for $7-10. Look for lots just south of the Hollywood Blvd for the cheaper options. Once you move closer to Cahuenga, the price reaches double digits.
Parking lot on back street is $15, but it is worth it, since the show ends in about 1 hour you have plenty of time for food and drinks (ensure you have a designated driver) and take advantage of the convenient parking.