423 Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater Tips
- Dressy 3
- Casual 2
- Take public transit 2
- Arrive early 2
- Parking is expensive 1
- Dine before you go 2
- Food and drinks for purchase 1
Parking easy in garage, I think it was $15. But can park on nearby streets for free if you get there early, check signs carefully. Inside, ushers are ridiculous about cameras. They were more disruptive trying to get people to stop using their cell phones for pictures than the cell phones themselves. Of course, NOTHING said about cameras on web site or Goldstar ticket. I took still pictures with my small camera between songs and the usher hassled me. But a lady 2 rows in front of me was recording most of the show with her screen turn up to full bright, usher did nothing about her until last song. Why bother at that point?
If you go to the Terrace Theatre in Long Beach, park on the lower level, in the lot on Seaside Drive, between Shoreline Drive and Ocean Ave., then it's a short walk up stairs to the plaza of the theatre. If youu are early for the show, walk across the street from the plaza, to the Westin Hotel which has a Grill bar in the lobby, serving Happy Hour entrees, appetizers and wine at good prices, as well as a TV for watching sports..
Lovely venue, little tricky to find the right parking lot, no real food in theatre (cafe had alcohol and pretzels). Tables outside: I’d recommend bringing a picnic dinner!
The weather was Slight chill. I wore When you go out to a performance as this, don’t be a slob. Be respectful of the people around you. Remember that it’s a performance so don’t dress like you’re going to change a tire. Propriety!.
Park next door at the hotel Aqua. No waiting. $8 and easy 2 min walk over a cool little bridge.
We dined at Thai District prior and walked about 7 or 8 minutes to the event. Free parking on the street after 6pm!
We ate lunch in the Belmont shores area. It was close and convenient.
The weather was Sunny. I wore People were dressed up. Fancy party dresses for little girls . Some in suits..
The weather was Cool and windy. I wore Long pants, boots and a warm coat..
We went to a nice restaurant in Long Beach after the Nutcracker. Phil Tranni's on Long Beach Blvd. by Wardlow. It made my birthday evening that much nicer.
The weather was Casual dressy. I wore a pretty sweater top and nice warm velvety corduroy pants and boots. It looks nicer then jeans and flip flops..
Getting out of underground parking lot was a nightmare. There is no organization or direction. I would rather park at the aquarium and walk over.