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Richard & Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

6200 Atherton St. Long Beach, CA 90815 | Long Beach | 562-985-7000
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The Carpenter Performing Arts Center at California State University, Long Beach engages its community through artistic, educational and cultural experiences that enrich lives, promote lifelong learning in and through the performing arts, and serve as a gateway between the university and greater community. The Center is accessible to CSULB students and faculty, resident companies, off-campus organizations, and schools through educational outreach, licensed activities, and world-class professional performances.

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