Yost Theater

The Yost Theater | 2020 All You Need to Know

Venue Description

The Yost Theater. Located at 307 N Spurgeon Street. The old-world vibe of the legendary Yost transforms events into extraordinary experiences.

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Yost Theater, a well known historic landmark in Downtown Santa Ana, Calif., has been one of the most influential venues in California since 1912. Having served as a theater during the vaudeville movement, the Yost Theater brought in some of the most popular entertainers during that time period.

Housed in a vintage movie house, the Yost Theater is looking to compete with big OC music venues such as Disney’s House of Blues. Gorgeously appointed with massive plush drapes, ornate lanterns, blue ceiling tiles and a state of the art sound system, there might be some nervous grumbling in the House of Mouse.

Co-operated by former Koo’s Cafe owner Dennis Lluy, The Yost serves a large selection of draft beers and features a full bar — perfect for getting loose in front of the massive stage. Yost Theatre currently features club nights every Thursday and Friday.

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Venue Vitals

What To Know

Music: mostly Edm
Best for: 18+
Capacity: 1,000

Average Line: 45+ min
Price: $$ (Moderate)
Attire: Trendy, Casual

When To Visit

Hours of Operation
Thursday & Friday
9:00PM – 2:00AM


Where To Go

The Yost Theater
307 N Spurgeon St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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Expert Tips

The Yost is located front and center on the East Street Promenade of Santa Ana’s Historic East End District, at 3rd and Spurgeon.

Drink Prices:
• Bottles start at $250 +up.
• 1L Grey Goose will run you $350.
• Shots are $12, Beers $9.

• Cover is usually $20.
• Expect to pay more for bigger name DJs.

When to go:
• Thursdays or Fridays.
• Both are 18+.
• Bigger DJs draw bigger crowds.

Best Table Location:
• The tables closer to the DJ booth are usually best (and most expensive) tables.
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Where to park:
• There is some street parking in the area as well as a number of parking garages.

Event Spaces

The Patio

The patio is located on Spurgeon Promenade between Third and Fourth Streets under the iconic Yost marquee. The fenced outdoor patio space boasts customizable poster holders and a historic box office booth.

The Lobby

The historic grand lobby features mirrored chauffeured ceilings, chandeliers, and LED TV’s. A staircase provides convenient access to the 2nd-level loft space that overlooks the theater. Restrooms and a full kitchen are also located directly off the lobby.

The Theater

Open floor plan featuring original chandelier lighting, a tin ceiling, hardwood floors, exploded brick, acoustic curtained walls, built-in bar, and two furnished green rooms located behind the stage. Includes a state-of-the-art AV system and a 12′ by 20′ LED TV wall.

The Loft

A private upstairs loft with accordion doors that open to mezzanine. The versatile event space can be closed off for a private VIP experience or open to give guests bird’s-eye view of theater and main stage.

The Mezzanine

Connected to the private upstairs loft, the mezzanine features additional guest seating overlooking the main theater and stage.

Dress Code

Yost Theater Dress Code

Yost Theater doesn’t have much of a dress code. It’s more of an EDM venue than a club, and a lot of people are dressed pretty casually. On some nights you’ll see a lot of rave gear; esp since its 18+. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone.