Location (Directions/ Parking/ Studio Photos)
Our main location…for ALL classes & casting director workshops & talent agent showcases …is located at:
Castaway Studios (new location as of Jan 2017)
6380 Wilshire Boulevard (1st floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(W of Fairfax…and…E of San Vicente)
Please note our new address (which is about 1.5 miles away from the old studio on Beverly).
We are conveniently located between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Our studio features state of the art casting facilities with a hip, modern edge….with 6 fully-equipped studio rooms. A spacious common area provides actors with ample room to prepare their work.
PARKING Instructions for new location 6380 Wilshire Blvd:
(We are NOT responsible for parking tickets or tows…if our information here is incorrect or out-of date)
Weekdays (Monday-Friday), AFTER 7 pm
FREE PARKING LOT (directly across the street) at 6399 Wilshire Blvd: Castaway Studios has made arrangements with the building directly across the street located at 6399 Wilshire Blvd…so that ALL of us (including staff and students) can park for FREE after 6pm. There is a sign at the entrance marked 6399 Wilshire. This lot has about 40 parking spaces (plus another 40 that are tandem)…so, please coordinate with other students you see in the parking lot if you park in the inside space (so that we try to make space for everyone at Castaway).
STREET PARKING on Wilshire: Parking along Wilshire Blvd is available at metered spaces for FREE….AFTER 7pm (on weekdays). If you park there before 7pm, there is a great possibility that you will be towed (as this is an anti-gridlock zone from 4-7pm). More specifically, on weekdays, the two signs say: (1.) NO STOPPING between 7am-9am and 4pm-7pm (as this is an anti-gridlock zone an they will quickly come and tow you away); and (2.) one-hour parking between 9am-4pm. Thus, AFTER 7pm, you can park for free all night until 7am.
Our staff parks here. Officially, the sign says: hours of operation are 8am-7pm, $1.35 each 15 minutes and $10.80 maximum. However, the parking attendant typically goes home around 6pm. Thus, given that our studio has made arrangements with this lot, we park for free after 6pm.
STREET PARKING on neighborhood side streets: There is abundant (non-metered) parking in the neighborhood if you are willing to walk a couple of blocks (particularly, on the streets that run parallel with Wilshire (both north and south of Wilshire). Please mind the hours on the signs (most streets in the area have street sweeping on Mondays and Tuesdays in the mornings).
PARKING LOT (at our building: 6380 Wilshire Blvd): The lot in OUR building (6380) is NOT open after 6pm (unless you are a tenant with a swipe card).