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The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

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Pleasant Small Theater

We have attended a number of musical productions at this theater. It is not very big, but the... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Buena Park, California
Great Venue; No bad seats.

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center is a fantastic theatre on the north end of CSULB campus that... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
Bellingham, Washington
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6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815-4500
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

We have attended a number of musical productions at this theater. It is not very big, but the performances are usually very good. Parking is ample, but attendants only accept cash. In this day and age it would seem like Long Beach State (who is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center is a fantastic theatre on the north end of CSULB campus that hosts various types of productions. I was there recently to see a production of Bright Star put on by Musical Theatre West. Although I had excellent seats, one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

This theater is on the grounds of CSULB, and the offerings are varied and always good. The venue for cabaret is cozy and you can dine pre-show on some very tasty food. The large venue is lovely, and the staff is very helpful. We have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Truly one of the best entertainment facilities in the area. There's not a bad seat in the house and the whole center is gorgeous. I love coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I went to see this play because it sounded like a fun story. I wasn't disappointed. It has an old George telling his life story. The actors are all extremely talented . Theater offers different plays and music offerings every year. They have angel groups...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

The Musical Theater West uses this facility to present their outstanding shows. Each season they have a series of theatrical shows that are amazing. Everything about them is excellent - the production, the cast, and the theater. We sit in the last row of the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

My husband and I were here for the first time last weekend to see Mummenschanz perform. We were impressed by the collection of Richard and Karen Carpenter memorabilia and by the interesting architecture of the building. The interior of the performance hall is well lit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

I am a HUGE Carpenters fan. We didn't actually go here to see a performance. I wanted to tour the building and view memorabilia. I was not disappointed. Our tour guide was so nice and let us take our time looking at the exhibits. My...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is a great space for the performing arts. We recently saw Mary Poppins there and we enjoyed the show. We sat about half way back, yet still have a very good view of the stage. The only issue with this space is that there...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank bsimonis
Reviewed March 27, 2017

We went to this theater for the first time last night and we were not disappointed. The center is beautiful, the sound is wonderful, the volunteers that help you find your seats were all very helpful and friendly. We saw Carousel last night and it...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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No I have season tickets for next year and it's not listed. I believe Hamilton will be playing in LA No Orange Co. this year.