Tips for Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB

6200 Atherton Street Long Beach CA 90815

1,022 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
  • Pack a picnic 1
  • Food and drinks for purchase 1
7 events
1 review
57 stars
The weather was Sunny. I wore Pants, blouse, nice suit jacket, and heels.
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
231 events
75 reviews
51 stars
You can park right in front of the main entrance for about $9. Well worth it!
Travis Morgan
39 events
15 reviews
58 stars
Plenty of parking in the lot. It's $9 cash only though, so be prepared!
59 events
42 reviews
7 stars
Parking fee
Karen Larsen
Karen Larsen
43 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.
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.
116 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
53 events
15 reviews
46 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,.
8 events
4 reviews
21 stars
We had brunch at Claires at the LBMueuem.
d felix
5 events
1 review
2 stars
The weather was cool. I wore long pants and a sweater. It was perfect. Be comfortable but not tacky..
41 events
29 reviews
8 stars
The weather was Warm. I wore Slacks and dressy top.
Darlene C.
42 events
9 reviews
10 stars
Others had written that parking was difficult. Maybe when there's a full house, but that parking lot is HUGE. This show was only about 1/2 full, so parking was very easy. Know that there are only two aisles, and that it's a long walk to the aisle from the middle seats as the rows are span the width of the stage. And if you're not in the middle, you get up A LOT for others.
Tracy Avila
Tracy Avila
34 events
4 reviews
13 stars
Long Beach Fish Grill
Jose Feliciano
Thomas Lawson
30 events
20 reviews
1 stars
Parking is in a huge lot and costs $7.00. There is no problem getting in, but getting out is a nightmare. Its the worst parking experience of any venue I go to in LA/Orange County.

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