Tommy’s Place is USC’s underground concert venue, located in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Our venue features concerts, comedy shows, sports screenings, trivia, karaoke, and more! It’s also connected to Traditions. Contact us to rent Traditions too. Tommy’s Place is all ages and open to the public. ALL shows are FREE!

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Want to sponsor a night in Tommy’s Place? Please email the Tommy’s Place Production Office ( for sponsorship opportunities. All sponsorship requires the approval of  Trojan Event Services and Student Life.

Cooking is prohibited inside Tommy’s Place & Traditions.

Reservation requests must be submitted AT LEAST 5 weeks in advance.

Tommy's Place facing stage from audience


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This form will allow you to request Tommy’s Place for a music or theatrical performance. A venue production manager will be in contact with you regarding the status of your reservation request, cost, and paperwork details.  Reservation requests must be received at least 5 weeks in advance.  Before you submit this form please take a moment to visit the Tommy’s Place website, check venue availability and rental rates/staffing rates.  The rental rate and staff pricing may change for the needs of seasonal events. You may also need to fill out the Tommy’s Place Technical Rider if you have a band or multiple bands performing.

Note: The rates are subject to change based on the event details and/or upon submission of a Technical Rider. Trojan Event Services requires a minimum staffing for all band events.

Trojan Event Services requires a minimum of one (1) hour per band for band set-up and includes their sound check.

NOTE: Tommy ‘s Place does not provide water bottles. If you would like them for your talent, please request them from the production manager at least 2 weeks before your event. Cost is $2 per bottle.

If you would like to suggest an artist, band or DJ to the Tommy’s Place Production team please email

Hours and Free Events

Tommy’s Place is open for events and home football games.

Weekly Free Events. Open to all USC Students:

  • Open Mic Night and Jam Session every Monday night, 8 pm - 11:30 pm.
  • Tommy Trivia every Wednesday night, 7 pm – 9 pm. Prizes for winning teams.
  • Tommy-Oke (karaoke) every other Thursday night, 9 pm – 10:30 pm. Starting Aug. 23rd.
  • Band Nights are the last Friday of each month, 8 pm – 11 pm. (Interested in playing at our Band Night? Open to all USC students. Email the Tommy’s Place production office at

For more information, please contact the Tommy's Place Office at or call (213) 764-4943.

Offices are open Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM.

Amenities and Equipment

  • 120 person capacity performance venue with built in stage
  • Screen and projector to come down from the ceiling
  • Audio Technicians, Lighting Technicians, and House Managers are provided by Trojan Event Services
  • Podium with microphone
  • No Green Room
  • Tommy’s Place and Traditions do not allow alcohol to be served or consumed unless approved by an alcohol approval form.
  • Restrooms immediately outside of the venue
  • Water fountain nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Nearby Loading dock
  • *Capacity may decrease based on the layout of the room.



NRD = Non-Refundable Deposit
CD = Cleaning & Damage Deposit

Tommy's Place

GroupHourly RateNRD DepositCD Deposit
Student Organization$115$100$300
USC Department$230$200$300
Non-USC Client$397$500$500


GroupHourly RateNRD DepositCD Deposit
Student Organization$115$100$300
USC Department$230$200$300
Non-USC Client$397$500$500

Tommy's Place + Traditions

GroupHourly RateNRD DepositCD Deposit
Student Organization$172.50$100$300
USC Department$300$200$300
Non-USC Client$595.50$500$500

Tommy's Place Staffing Rates

Tommy's Place