Pasadena Convention Center

With four versatile filming locations, it’s easy to see why the Pasadena Convention Center complex is popular with television, commercial and film crews.

The 130,000-square-foot Pasadena Convention Center, with its numerous rooms and configurations, can be seen in movies such as “Bridesmaids.”

The historic, 3,000-seat Pasadena Civic Auditorium, its grand lobbies and resplendent Gold Room can be seen in the Daytime Emmy Awards and episodes of “America’s Got Talent.” Previously it has been featured on “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Scandal,” and “NCIS.”

The Pasadena Ice Skating Center, with its regulation-sized rink, is a favorite for commercials.

The complex’s sprawling 22,000-square-foot tiled entrance plaza provides even more opportunities for exterior filming. Onsite parking and a selection of nearby base camps are available.

For scouting and booking information, contact Jeanne O’Grady Goldschmidt at 626-395-7282 or

For permits, contact the Pasadena Film Office. They coordinate all on-location production (features, television series, commercials, student films, independent films, still fashion shoots, etc.) in the City of Pasadena. Please review permit processing times to ensure sufficient time for processing and issuance. For more information contact the Pasadena Film Office at 626-744-3964 or