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The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815-4500
+1 562-985-7000
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love the venue

We went to this theater for the first time last night and we were not disappointed. The center is... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Trabuco Canyon, California
Outstanding Performance

Just attended Carpenter Center with a friend to see Evita. The performance and singing where... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
Patti O
Long Beach, California
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6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815-4500
+1 562-985-7000
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Reviewed 28 March 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

Thank grpandnana
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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.

Thank Patti O
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.

Thank Patti O
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Dagnytags
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...More

Thank selewynnb
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Patti O
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Globetrotski
Reviewed 21 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....More

Thank Bzymamacee
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Pointlessly
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank gmeredith
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Diane M
Is Hamilton coming to Long Beach Carpenter Theayre?
19 February 2017|
Response from Patti O | Reviewed this property |
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.