Practical Information


Map of Loop 2018 locations

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All venues are located within walking distance of each other in Hollywood, Los Angeles:

  • Montalbán Theatre - 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • EastWest Studios - 6000 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Ivar Theatre - 1605 Ivar Ave (entrance on Cosmo St), Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • IO Music Academy - 1550 North Gower St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Note about EastWest Studio 1: Space at EastWest Studio 1 is limited. If you are attending events at EastWest Studio 1, please be there early because space will fill up quickly.


All venues, except for parts of the Montalbán Theater and IO Music Academy have barrier-free access. We will make every effort to make all rooms accessible for attendees with limited mobility including wheelchair users.

If you have special needs, please contact us ahead of time at


Montalbán Theater - 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

At the Check-in point you will be required to exchange your entry ticket for a wristband, allowing you to access all Loop venues. Please note: You have to check in and collect your wristband at the Montalbán first before you can access any other venue.

Check in hours

Friday, 9 November: 10am to 9pm
Saturday, 10 November: 10am to 10pm
Sunday, 11 November: 10am to 9pm

Please note: There is no cloakroom or storage for your equipment in the venues. Ableton is not liable for loss or damage to personal belongings.

Opening Hours


Montalbán Theatre: 10am - 10pm
Montalbán Rooftop: 11am - 10pm
EastWest Studios: 11am - 11pm
IO Music Academy: 12pm - 9pm
Ivar Theatre: 1pm - 10pm


Montalbán Theatre: 10am - 11pm
Montalbán Rooftop: 11am - 10pm
EastWest Studios: 10:30am - 10:30pm
IO Music Academy: 11am - 9:30pm
Ivar Theatre: 1pm* - 9.30pm
*Ivar Brick Box doors open at 9:30am for Creative Sonification Workshop


Montalbán Theatre: 10am - 11:30pm
Montalbán Rooftop: 11am - 10pm
EastWest Studios: 11am - 11:30pm
IO Music Academy: 11:30am - 9pm
Ivar Theatre: 1pm* - 10pm
*Ivar Brick Box doors open at 9:30am for DIY Audio Circuitry Workshop


Free wifi access is available at the Montalbán Theatre without a password. Wifi name: ‘Loop Guest’.


Hotels offering discounted rates for Loop Attendees


Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn - $160
Call (323) 851-1800 to get 15% off bookings. Mention Ableton Loop.

West Hollywood

Standard Hotel - $205
Discount provided for 7-11 Nov. Bookings made before 7 October. Limited to 25 rooms - first come first served. Access booking site and use GROUP CODE: Ableton

Montrose West Hollywood - $160
Call (877) 369-4918 to get 15% off bookings. Mention Ableton Loop.


5 stops from Hollywood/Vine station on the Metro Red Line

Line Hotel - $190
Use code LOOP or click this link to to get discounted rates.

Normandie Hotel
Discounted rates: $179 sgl / $189 double, incl. continental breakfast
Call (213) 388-8138 to book and mention Ableton Loop.

Non Loop Event affiliated hotels


Le Bon Hotel - $125
Moment Hotel - $150
Best Western Plus Hollywood Hills - $180
Mama Shelter - $189
Hampton Inn & Suites - $199
Magic Castle Hotel - $250
Roosevelt - $330
W Hollywood - $355
Dream Hotel - $370

West Hollywood

Le Parc Suite - $230
West Hollywood Tourism Bureau

Downtown LA

Standard Hotel DTLA - $210
Ace Hotel - $250

Little Armenia

Hotel Covell - $320

All neighborhoods

Airbnb apartments nearby


Restaurants and Cafés offering a 15% discount for Loop attendees. Just show your Loop wristband when ordering. The discount cannot be combined with any other offers.


The quickest way to get from LAX to Montalban will be to get a Lyft, Uber or taxi. The ride will take around 45 minutes depending on traffic. A Lyft or Uber will cost between $35-45 and a taxi will be around $130-140. There will be a designated pickup spot for rideshare passengers at the airport, please follow the directions in the Lyft or Uber app. You will need an Internet connection to call a Lyft or Uber, but don’t need it during your ride. There is free WiFi at LAX.

If you’d like to use public transport to get to the Montalbán from the airport, please take the LAX FlyAway shuttle bus (LAX2HW) from the airport and get off at the last stop (Hollywood/Vine) and walk 3 minutes.

The nearest subway stop to the Montalbán is the Hollywood/Vine station on the Metro Red Line from Union Station.

There are various buses that go to the Montalbán. We recommend using Google Maps and selecting “transportation” to find the best and fastest route.


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