Frequently Asked Questions
Visiting & Private Events
Q: How much is admission to the Annenberg Space for Photography?
A: Admission to the exhibits at the Space is free. Some workshops, forums and other special events may require registration fees.
Q: How often do exhibits change at the Photography Space?
A: Exhibits change every three to six months.
Q: How do I arrange a tour of the Space?
A: You can learn more about our daily tours for individuals and group tours here. To arrange a group tour, please complete our online School & Group Request form.
Q: What is Skylight Studios?
A: Opened in 2013, the Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios is a 5,000-square-foot multimedia studio and retail gallery located directly across the park from the Photography Space. Skylight Studios provides an enhanced lecture viewing atmosphere and experience through state-of-the-art A/V equipment, a concert-quality audio system and HD broadcast capabilities.
Q: Can I hold a private event at Skylight Studios?
A: Skylight Studios is available for rental for private events. Click here to see additional information on the services available at Skylight Studios for events. If you would like to learn more about holding an event at Skylight Studios, please complete our online Event Request Form.
Q: I am a photographer and would love my work to be exhibited at the Photography Space. How do I submit my work?
A. Because of overwhelming interest, we unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited submissions at this time. Submissions will only be accepted for review in the form of a website or digital lightbox. No original work will be accepted or reviewed. The Annenberg Space for Photography cannot assume responsibility for any artwork or materials sent. Please email submissions with the following: name, contact information, website address or digital lightbox information to email@example.com.
Iris Nights Lectures
Q: How do I register for Iris Nights lectures?
A: Advanced online registration for Iris Nights, our Thursday evening lecture series, is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Online registration for each lecture begins 10 days prior to the date of the lecture. These lectures are held at Skylight Studios, located across the park from the Annenberg Space for Photography. Please visit the Iris Nights page for more information. We encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletter so we can notify you when registration begins.
Q: The tickets sell out quickly – why does this happen?
A: Since the lectures launched in 2009, they have grown tremendously in popularity. Due to the size of our venue, we have more interest in the lecture series than we can accommodate.
Q: I can't attend the lecture. Is there another way for me to see it?
A: Most of our Iris Nights lectures are available for live streaming. To see a live lecture, please visit the Iris Nights Live page approximately 10 minutes before the lecture's listed start time. To view one of our past lectures, please visit the Watch Past Lectures section of our website.
Q: I registered online for an Iris Nights lecture, but the tickets were never sent to my email account. What should I do?
A: If you receive a web page confirmation after registering for a lecture online but do not receive an email confirmation, your ticket(s) have most likely been reserved. We find that tickets often don’t make their way to the recipient due to a misspelled email address in Eventbrite. Please review your email address in your Eventbrite profile, or feel free to contact us if you would like to confirm that your name is on the list of registrants.
Q: Once I arrive at Skylight Studios for a lecture, how do I check in?
A: You have two options for checking in at the lecture: bring your printed ticket with you or simply provide your name to the Staff Member at the Front Desk when checking in.
Q: I arrived at the lecture at 6:20pm, and the doors were closed! I had a ticket for the lecture – what happened?
A: Guests are asked to arrive and be seated by 6:20pm at the latest. Once we’ve reached capacity, we are obligated to restrict further guests from entering. Signs are placed outside Skylight Studios main entrance to notify the public we’ve reached capacity. Parking validations for guests who are not able to enter the lectures are available outside Skylight Studios main entrance.
Q: How do I cancel my Iris Nights lecture ticket reservation?
A: If you have reserved a ticket to one of our Iris Nights lectures and find that you are unable to attend, please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Do you have a waitlist or standby line to get into the lectures?
A: To let more guests see our Iris Nights lecture series, we are releasing an additional set of tickets to view the lecture televised live in the Digital Gallery of the Annenberg Space for Photography (walking distance from Skylight Studios). These Digital Gallery tickets are free, released on a first-come first-serve basis, and will be made available online eight days prior to the date of the lecture.