For those who haven’t been keeping an eye on Insomniac’s latest updates on their social media channels, you may have missed the announcement that came through their channels about ACADEMY. Initially found through a short video pumping out sick beats, the mystery surrounding what exactly it was began to grow.
Over time, the ACADEMY website began to offer more than just social media links to follow and a mailing list to sign up for to get updates. A ticketing link surfaced soon after, as well as posts on social media accounts announcing the debut of the venue over the weekend of January 12-14, 2018!
Officially announced today, we now can confirm that ACADEMY will be taking over the space that has hosted events for twenty years. While Create Nightclub operated at the location over the past few years, other nightclubs like Vanguard and Qtopia are also in the memory banks of those who have been involved in the scene.
The last show at Create, featuring R3hab on New Year’s Eve, would mark the end of an era for the nightclub that played host to many major names over the years. Whether you caught legends like Armin van Buuren or danced away to Deorro, we’d love to hear your favorite moments from shows at the venue!
The grand opening weekend festivities to celebrate the launch of ACADEMY will feature sets from Krewella, DVBBS, and a Basscon takeover with TnT (Technoboy & Tuneboy). Additionally, it has been announced that Benny Benassi will be taking the stage on January 19, and Trippy Turtle’s Last Leg Tour will be hosted at ACADEMY as well on January 27.
ACADEMY is set to feature upgraded sound, lighting, and other production elements to bring an immersive dancefloor experience for those looking for a fun weekend. More details about the specific upgrades and more will be coming soon, so stay tuned!
- We often have free ticket giveaways & promotions for Academy. – sign up to get email alerts here.
- Academy is the largest club in Los Angeles and also books top talent – the biggest DJs usually spin at Academy.
- We have a guestlist available for free or discounted admission – depending on who’s spinning – sign up on the Discotech App.
- If you have a bachelorette party or a group of girls and are looking to celebrate at Academy – definitely let us know, we can hook it up!
- The line usually starts getting busy around 11 – we’d recommend arriving before then.
- There’s a free photobooth next to the restroom on the right side.
Where is Academy located?
Academy is located in the heart of Hollywood at Hollywood Blvd and Gower.
How much is cover charge at Academy?
General admission varies from $20 to $50 on most nights. On holidays and special events general admission can range as high as $100+.
How long will I have to wait at Academy?
Wait times depend entirely on who’s spinning. For big name top tier DJs, we’d recommend getting to the club as early as possible (9:30-10) to avoid waiting in line. On these nights if you get there during peak hours you might wait over an hour. If it’s not a big DJ, lines are usually less than 30 minutes.
When is Academy open?
Academy is open weekly on Fridays and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to Academy?
Depends on the DJ – bigger DJs draw bigger crowds.
What is the dress code at Academy?
Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). If you are getting bottle service you will have some more leeway.
Is there parking near Academy?
Academy’s parking lot is $15, cash only. It’s by far the most convenient option – directly to the left of the club. There is also street parking if you come early enough.
How much do drinks cost at Academy?
Bottles start at $450, drinks start at $15.
Who are the resident DJs?
Academy brings in new talent every night.
What kind of music do they play at Academy?
It depends on the night and DJ spinning but it’s almost always some form of electronic music – house, trance, trap, dubstep, etc.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Academy?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, get on guestlists, and book tables at Academy. You can also visit Academy’s website for a current list of events.