Tips for Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB

6200 Atherton Street Long Beach CA 90815
Goldstar

1,028 Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB Tips

  • Casual 9
  • Dressy 4
  • Park in lot 5
  • Parking is cheap 4
  • Parking is a breeze 2
  • Dine before you go 5
  • Food and drinks for purchase 2
  • Pack a picnic 1
Earle Levine
20 events
1 review
18 stars
Drinks allowed in auditorium. If you want drinks at intermission order in advance as drink lines are very long.
Eric Neitzel
Eric Neitzel
18 events
5 reviews
42 stars
You can park on street and across the street for free.
Cirque FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard
Kim Renita
Kim Renita
17 events
9 reviews
6 stars
Parking $10 All seats are great small theater. Long rows...from one side of the theater to the other.
Ragtime
Gina Sevillano
34 events
2 reviews
10 stars
be rested, cause you may fall asleep, it's a very mellow, opera type, show and you may fall asleep
Marla Markman
13 events
4 reviews
14 stars
Be aware that there is a $10 parking fee.
marley
7 events
1 review
57 stars
The weather was Sunny. I wore Pants, blouse, nice suit jacket, and heels.
DreamWriter
53 events
11 reviews
10 stars
Walking distance -- about 2 blocks -- there's a China Express and a pizza place -- both good and inexpensive.
Parking $9
Judi McInnes
234 events
75 reviews
53 stars
You can park right in front of the main entrance for about $9. Well worth it!
Travis Morgan
40 events
15 reviews
59 stars
Plenty of parking in the lot. It's $9 cash only though, so be prepared!
Denny
59 events
42 reviews
7 stars
Parking fee
Karen Larsen
Karen Larsen
44 events
14 reviews
5 stars
We ate at Lola’s Mexican restaurant on 4th St. prior to the show. It was s 15 min. drive from the venue.
David Benoit’s A Charlie Brown Christmas
Eddy C.
42 events
3 reviews
2 stars
$9 parking in the CSULB Carpenter Center lot or, if you're lucky, a free street spot on Atherton adjacent the theater. Reasonable bar (beer and wine) prices, though selection is limited.
EV
EV
17 events
3 reviews
2 stars
A few cussing words in there. "bitchy, damn it, ass." Didn't like that for my 5 and 4 year old. Also, a scene where the father tells his elf son that he never asked for him to be born and to "get out of his life." Too dramatic for small children. Needed to have less scary words. This affected my kids.
Tim
118 events
34 reviews
14 stars
If you have trouble with climbing many stairs buy tickets elsewhere and get much lower row. The seating area we had had many stairs and Mom had a great deal of problems getting up them. This venue also only has right and left entrances to the rows of seats. The rows are very long so depending on where you sit you could have a lot of people going past you back and forth, especially if you get seated to early.
Barbara Kroe
11 events
2 reviews
2 stars
Had a fun unusual eating experience aT Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. Eat that!
Joanne Simpson
54 events
15 reviews
53 stars
8 of us went to fabulous"White Christmas"; ate at Hof's Hut on Bellflower Blvd., nearby. We wore Christmas outfits; a coat on a cool eve.
Patricia Middleton
52 events
40 reviews
4 stars
Very long first Act...go to bathroom before start of show. You also can preorder any intermission refreshments before start of show. Good idea as it gets very busy. Bathroom has lines but attendant makes it go quickly?
Patricia Middleton
52 events
40 reviews
4 stars
I wore Black pants & nice top. Many people in jeans,.
Hello123
8 events
4 reviews
21 stars
We had brunch at Claires at the LBMueuem.

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