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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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Beautiful venue!

Truly one of the best entertainment facilities in the area. There's not a bad seat in the house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DeeAnn A
New story about George M. Cohan Yankee Doodle Dandy

I went to see this play because it sounded like a fun story. I wasn't disappointed. It has an old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815-4500
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+1 562-985-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank DeeAnn A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank charitywalker
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Reviewed 5 June 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

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Reviewed 7 February 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

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Reviewed 7 October 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

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Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank bsimonis
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Reviewed 27 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

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Reviewed 19 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
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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
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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

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Diane M
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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.
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