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Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Hot Spots @ The Beach

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, the premier presenting theatre in Long Beach, enriches and entertains audiences with inspiring arts experiences that reveal the imagination, creativity, and discipline of artists from around the world! Each season the Carpenter Center presents a variety of music, dance, family, comedy, and cabaret events by some of the country’s leading artists and ensembles.

Complementing the performances by national and international performing artists presented on the Carpenter Center stage is Arts for Life - a comprehensive education initiative that provides free arts events for all ages. The program engages elementary schools through Classroom Connections, links artists and CSULB students through Campus Connections, and offers arts experiences to patrons of all ages with Community Connections.

From world-class artists and world premieres, to arts activities that are all for you, all for free - the Carpenter Center has something for everyone!
Ticket office: 562-985-7000

Carpenter Center