Carpenter Performing Arts Center


Leasing the Facility

Host your next event at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Join the impressive roster of corporations, performance companies and community groups who call the Carpenter when they need a great venue and a team they can trust:


  • Roland Corporation US
  • Warren Miller
  • CSULB Music Department
  • Festival Ballet Theatre
  • Temple Israel
  • Center Stage Dance Academy
  • Masters of Harmony

The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach is

A 1074 seat multi-use facility.


  • Easily accessible from south Los Angeles and north Orange counties, conveniently located near the junction of the 405 and 605 freeways
  • Home to Musical Theatre West, South Coast Chorale, Long Beach Opera and Long Beach Community Concert Association
  • An elegant and affordable venue which accommodates large or small performing ensembles, film screenings, concerts, conferences, graduations, award ceremonies and other special events
  • The Carpenter Center is a visually stunning, technically superior performance space, beautifully landscaped terrace, spacious and well-equipped backstage area, ample parking and easy access to adjacent campus facilities. Create an event you and your audience will enjoy and remember

Theatre Leasing Information

Please see links below for information on leasing the theater, the Event Application and Information Form, the Facility Diagram and Seating Diagram. Lease clients are advised to contact our Events Manager first for calendar availability at (562) 985-4274 or email Some of the downloadable files on this page are .pdf files, which require Adobe Acrobat® Reader™ for viewing.



Licensing Inquiry Guide (PDF)


Event Application and Information Form (PDF)


Facility Diagram (PDF)


Seating Diagram (PDF)


Questions? Call (562) 985-4274 or email