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The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

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Address: 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815-4500
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Just attended Carpenter Center with a friend to see Evita. The performance and singing where outstanding. We attended the matinee easy parking (cost $7) after the show go out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Patti O
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just attended Carpenter Center with a friend to see Evita. The performance and singing where outstanding. We attended the matinee easy parking (cost $7) after the show go out for a nice dinner.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

All of the performances are of the highest quality of musical shows. Easy parking, excellent staging, high quality performers and excellent price for a fun night out. If you like musicals give this a try.

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Seal Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Carpenter Center hosts a variety of performances from dance to comedy, musical theatre to individual musicians. And it boasts 1057 seats in the theater.....and a 20 seat/stall restroom for the ladies. Now you wonder, "why's she reporting that?" because most venues are sorely lacking in this accommodation....they guys have ample space here too. Just saying as I"ve been in... More 

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Montebello, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have been to many performances here throughout the years and just love the venue. Plenty of parking, lovely lobby with memorabilia worth taking the time to see. Here's a plus for you Ladies, I've NEVER had to stand in a cue to use the facilities! The seating area is well planned, in my opinion, seats are comfortable and have... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I've had season tickets for the past six years, the quality of the performances, actors, staging, music are Excellent. Parking is only $5 vs driving to LA in heavy traffic and pay $20 to park. I attend a lot of plays including going to Broadway in New York paying $240 per ticket so the Carpenter Center is an Excellent value... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were extremely grateful for the generosity of the Manager, who personally welcomed overseas travellers visiting his centre ! We were given a guided tour of the facility and enjoyed seeing the gold discs of yesteryear proudly on display. Pity our tour guide was too young to recall the Carpenters fabulous music ! But we were very greatful for the... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We regularly visit this theater and have never been disappointed. MTW puts on top of the line shows with seasoned actors and actresses. They have a wide assortment of productions every year from old classics to new hit shows. Definitely worth the price of admission. Broadway theater at an affordable price....Love it!!

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Thank Bzymamacee
Long Island, Ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Carpenter Center is such a wonderful place to enjoy a show, there is no such thing as a bad seat anywhere in the room. You're guaranteed to enjoy.

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Thank Pointlessly
Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Carpenter Center is amazing. It has a phenomenal assortment of theater... Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, Cabaret Series, Wit and Wisdom and many other categories. Lily Tomlin was amazing. I can't wait to see George Takei later this year. Arts for Life Program offers activities and theater arts for everyone for free. What a great way to be inclusive and... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This place is intimate with comfortable seating and great acoustics. We saw Sister Act here last night and it was great.

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