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Carpenter Performing Arts Center

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The Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach engages its community through artistic, educational and cultural experiences that enrich lives, promote lifelong learning in and through the performing arts, and serve as a gateway between the university and greater community. Home to Musical Theatre West, Southern California’s Premier Musical Theatre Company.

About Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Built in 1994, the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center with a 1,074-seat capacity is located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The stage area was modeled after the David H. Koch Theater (formerly the New York State Theater) at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and can accommodate large or small performing ensembles, film screenings, concerts, conferences and other special events. Each season the Carpenter Center presents a variety of music, dance, family, comedy, and cabaret events, as well as commissions new works by some of the country’s leading artists and ensembles. With world premieres, Broadway favorites, and world-class artists, the Carpenter Center has something for everyone.
Long Beach, CA 90815
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Transportation & Parking

Accessible by metro 173 and bus 173. Parking in front of theatre.

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