Where is The Politician filmed? The Saint Sebastian High School city location

The Politician location
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The Politician is a high school satire about what it takes to make a politician become the President of the United States. The extraordinary cast of the series, created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, 9-1-1), is led by Ben Platt as the ambitious class president Payton Hobart, and Gwyneth Paltrow is his mom Georgina. Complete the main cast Jessica Lange as Dusty Jackson, Zoey Deutch as her grandma Infinity, David Corenswet as River Barkley and Lucy Boynton as Astrid Sloan. Dylan McDermott, Judith Light and Bette Midler will also guest star in the series.

Set in Santa Barbara, California, The Politician was filmed in and around Los Angeles and New York:

The Politician high school
A key location in the series is the Saint Sebastian High School. This is actually an amalgam of locations. Some establishing shots are from Santa Barbara High School.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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The Politician school
However, a lot of filming took place at Marymount High School, just across from the University of California campus, at 10643 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. Some corridors, a courtyard, the lunchroom and the chapel were filmed in this all-girls school. Built in 1923, this architectural ensemble contains three buildings listed as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments. Trivia: Kim Kardashian attended this school. Images courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Politician city location
Some aerial shots were filmed in Santa Barbara's Our Lady of Sorrows Church, although the interior from episode 4 is the chapel of Marymount High School. Images courtesy of Netflix - Map

where was The Politician filmed
Also the Fullerton Union High School (FUHS) is heavily featured in the series. This is a gorgeous Spanish style campus with Italian Renaissance design elements. Image courtesy of Netflix and Google Maps

The Politician shooting location
The Plummer Auditorium is part of Fullerton Union High School. This magnificent building, established in 1930, is located on the South West corner of the campus. Image courtesy of Netflix and Traveler100

The Politician library
The beautiful church transformed into a library is the Woodbury University Library in Burbank, formerly the Villa Cabrini Academy chapel. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Politician drehort
Alice Charles house (Payton's girlfriend) is the dazzling historic residence Paramour Estate (aka Canfield-Moreno Estate) in the Silver Lake district. The mansion was built in 1923 in Mediterranean Revival style for silent film star Antonio Moreno, who used it to throw lavish parties for the high society of the time. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

The Politician house
Astrid Sloan's mansion is a luxurious villa located at 145 N Rossmore Ave, in the exclusive Greater Wilshire - Hancock Park residential area in Los Angeles. According to Zillow, this distinctive property built in 1923 contains 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and has been already featured in a few more filming productions like the 90210 series.
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The Politician where filmed
The spacious airport from episode 7 is actually Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS), the main railway terminal of the city. Image courtesy of Netflix - Map

Scenes shot in New York
Several scenes from the last episode of season one were filmed in New York. Payton plays at the historic piano bar Marie's Crisis Cafe. The scene where he's looking for Alice was shot at Brooklyn College campus.
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  1. Many of the scenes were shot at Marymount High Schoolin Bel Air, which I recognize as it is my Alma Mater :)

  2. The Paramour Estate was also used.

  3. The library scenes were filmed at Woodbury University in burbank ca


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