Ground Zero



PLEASE NOTE: The Ground Zero concessions will be non-operational for the 2017-2018 academic year.  We will continue to manage production events in Ground Zero for the Fall semester. For events, please contact During the Spring 2018 semester, we will close Ground Zero completely for the construction remodel.

Interested in having an event in Spring 2018? Please contact Trojan Event Services. We have a variety of performance venues that are available such as Tommy’s Place, The Ballroom and Bovard Auditorium. Any production manager can share more information about these venues with you.


Ground Zero is a completely student-run coffeehouse (sorry, no coffee, tea or milkshakes for 2017-2018) and performance venue located on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, California, known for their deliciously creative milkshakes, awesome free shows, and relaxed atmosphere.

Hours of Operation

For Fall 2017, Ground Zero will be open for events only.  Ground Zero will completely close for Spring 2018. Ground Zero is closed on all university holidays.


Ground Zero’s capacity is 134 seated or 226 standing room only. Ground Zero has a number of couches, love seats, tables, chairs, bar stools, and coffee tables.

Make a Reservation

More information is available on the Ground Zero website.