The Madnani Theater

Freshly renovated 49-seat Hollywood black box theater for the community!

  Up to 49 Guests
  3 Hr. Min.
  Up to 49 Guests
  3 Hr. Min.

About The Madnani Theater

Welcome to The Madnani Theater, our newly refurbished 49-seat black box theatre and performance space in the heart of Hollywood!

The Madnani Theater, formerly known as The Lex Theater, opened its doors in Fall 2022. Affiliated with the Hollywood Schoolhouse, the mission of the Madnani Theater is to provide a performance and engagement space for the students of the Hollywood Schoolhouse and the community at large.

The 49-seat black box-style theater has been fully renovated,  and is now available for rental, accommodating short or longer term productions, acting and improv classes, auditions, readings, rehearsals, community meetings, film screenings and special events.  In addition, the space is available for film, television and commercial shoots.

If you are looking for information on our partners at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, please visit


The Madnani Theater does not have a parking lot.

There are a number of metered parking spaces on both Lexington and McCadden directly in front of the venue. Meters are active until 7pm Monday-Saturday.

There are a mix of both metered and unmetered parking spaces on the surrounding side streets.

Venue Rules
General Rules
  • No smoking in the building.
  • No alcohol allowed on the premises.
  • No using or touching the piano without prior permission.
All ages are allowed in the space
Security cameras and recording devices

There are external security cameras on the corners of the building that monitor all entrances and exits, and cameras inside the venue's front lobby.

Production & Event Details

Natural Light

The theater space does not have access to natural light.

The lobby has natural light via windows in the east wall.

Lighting Equipment

The theater space uses halogen fixtures for general lighting.

For classes, workshops, events, and productions, the space is equipped with a general repertory plot. The plot consists of:

  • 9x Source 4 Leko w/ 50 degree lenses
  • 12x Blizzard LP Hex PAR RGBAW+UV LED wash lights
  • Dimmer rack w/ 12 dimmers
  • ETC Nomad Lighting Control System

Productions are not allowed to alter the focus, position, or patch of the existing light plot, but they are allowed to add to it.

Productions are welcome to bring in their own supplemental lighting equipment, or use any additional lighting units we have in stock on site.

Our resident lighting designer is available for productions and events in this space. Additional fees and equipment rental may apply.

Sound & Video
Space is not soundproof
Ambient noise description

You can sometimes hear loud street noise through the walls.

Theatrical Sound System

The Madnani Theater is equipped with a robust stereo system connected to a multi-input mixer. In turn, the mixer is connected to both a laptop running QLab v5, and a wireless Bluetooth stereo receiver.

The space is also equipped with a wireless hand microphone.

HD Projector

The Madnani Theater is equipped with a NEC HD Projector and HDMI cable that extends to the booth. Bookings can connect to the projector using their own laptops via HDMI connection, or load their video files onto our laptop running QLab v5

Space Access
Crew access

Ground Floor

Equipment loading description

This venue is at ground level and all areas but the booth are ADA accessible. The booth is only accessible via ladder.

Staging area is available

For filming, makeup, wardrobe, etc. can prepare in the dressing room or lobby.

Shooting the exterior of the building is allowed
Please note that some productions and events may require the presence of an on-site representative at an additional fee.
Circuit breakers are accessible

Circuit breakers are located in the booth. Ask Greg for access

Additional Rules for Productions & Events
Production/Event insurance is required

Minimum $1 million in general liability coverage. If you do not have your own general liability insurance, you can purchase a rider for this location through The StageCrafts.

Furniture and decorations may be moved

There are a number of chairs, stools, and stage boxes stored in the dressing room that can be used for bookings and events, but they must be put back where they were found at the end of the booking.

No nudity allowed

Included in Your Booking

  • Dressing Room
  • Separate Patron and Artist Restrooms
  • Retractable seating
  • Full light grid with repertory plot, controlled by an ETC Nomad
  • Theatrical stereo system with mixing board, controlled by a laptop running QLab v5. Also has Bluetooth wireless interface
  • Chairs
  • Stools
  • WiFi
  • Wireless hand mic
  • HD Projector
  • Stage Boxes


We have a variety of additional goods and services available for your convenience. If you would like to book any additional personnel, services, or equipment, please let us know when you make your initial booking request so that we have time to make the proper arrangements.


The StageCrafts can provide a number of personnel to help fill out your team for your production or event, including:

  • On-Site Rep
  • Stage Manager
  • Board Operator
  • Box Office Manager
  • Lighting Designer
  • Master Electrician
  • Sound Designer
  • Projection Designer
  • Livestream Operator
Lighting Design and Programming

If you are interested in having professional-grade lighting for your event, book our resident lighting designer and a lighting package so we can make you shine!

QLab Programming

Looking to add sound and/or video to your booking? Book our QLab Programming services, and one of our resident designers will be happy to take your sound and video assets and program them into our system for pitch-perfect playback.

Livestream Broadcasting

Why perform only for the audience in the room, when your production or event can be broadcast worldwide? Included in our Livestreaming package is a three-camera setup that we can use to broadcast to the streaming destination of your choice. If you don't have an account on a suitable destination, you may be able to use The StageCrafts' own YouTube channel for your initial broadcast.

General Liability Insurance

All bookings and events are required to have at least $1 million in general liability coverage. If you do not have your own General Liability policy, you can purchase a rider on ours. Your coverage is good at any of our venues for any event you may book between date of purchase until our master policy renews on May 1st each year.

Press Release Composition

Want to get the word out about your show or event, but don't have a press agent? You can hire our publicist to compose a professional press release for you. As a bonus, they will provide you with a list of press outlets and contacts suitable to reach out to about your event!

Ticketing and Box Office Services

List your event or production on our ticketing platform for free, and take home 100% of your ticket sales! Pair this with our Livestreaming Services to sell virtual tickets to your event, and with our Box Office Manager for us to handle your ticketing and box office services for you. One less thing for you to worry about! You can visit our ticketing site at

Lighting Equipment

The Madnani Theater is equipped with a simple repertory plot. If your event or production requires a more robust lighting solution, we do have additional lighting units available to rent that can be added to the grid.

Folding Tables

We have a variety of 6' and 8' folding tables available.


The Madnani Theater

6760 Lexington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Booking Calendar


Available Hours

Please note that these times are when the space is generally available to book. Contact us to confirm space availability for specific dates and times.








4:00pm - Midnight
4:00pm - Midnight
4:00pm - Midnight
4:00pm - Midnight
4:00pm - Midnight
All Day (24 Hours)
All Day (24 Hours)

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