Carpenter Performing Arts Center



Updated on April 27, 2020

Keeping Our Community Safe:
Event Postponements at the Carpenter Center


Dear Friends,


On behalf of the Carpenter Center, know that our thoughts are with you and your loved ones during this challenging and unprecedented time. Your health and safety is our highest priority. We are therefore proactively suspending all public events for the remainder of our 2019/2020 season.




  • Ann Hampton Callaway on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • An Evening with Anne Lamott on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • DRUM TAO 2020 on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • The Doo Wop Project on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2 p.m.
  • The President’s Party on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5 p.m.
  • An Evening with Bill Nye on Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles with Villalobos Brothers on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 6 p.m.
  • Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles with Jarabe Mexicano on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8 p.m.


The following Arts for Life events have also been postponed:


  • Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Concert on March 18, 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • Versa-Style Dance Company on March 20, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • Carpenter Center Free Lecture Series, Cultura—Celebration of Mexican Folklore on April 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • Shakespeare Aloud readings at the Los Altos Neighborhood library. Please note: Shakespeare Aloud is now taking place on Zoom! Learn more.



View a list of postponed visiting events.




All tickets purchased for upcoming Carpenter Center 2019/2020 season events will be refunded. Your patience is greatly appreciated as our staff is currently working remotely.


  • You do not need to take any steps to initiate a refund
  • Carpenter Center season performance purchases made with a credit card after January 30, 2019 have been refunded by point of purchase for the cost of the ticket.
  • Carpenter Center season performance purchases made more than 90 days ago, or in person at the Carpenter Center Arts Ticket Office by cash or check, will be issued a check to the on-file billing address for the cost of the ticket. While we are making every effort to issue refunds as quickly as possible, this is a time-consuming process even under the best of circumstances. We appreciate your patience.


Our Arts Ticket Office on campus is currently closed while our box office team works remotely. If you have additional questions, please contact the Arts Ticket Office by email at


Musical Theatre West: The Musical Theatre West productions of Mame and Treasure Island are postponed. Musical Theatre West is working with the Carpenter Center to reschedule performances. The Carpenter Center Ticket Office cannot assist with tickets to the Musical Theatre West production of Mame or Treasure Island. Please contact MTW at 562.856.1999 or for more information or to learn about other upcoming performances.




With the suspension of our current season come new and unanticipated challenges. Your support is essential in allowing us to continue to bring the best performing arts experiences to you and the entire Carpenter Center community. If you are in a position to make a donation of any amount, please do so at On behalf of our theatre, our Arts for Life program, and our community arts programs, thank you.






As our entire community meets the challenges ahead of us, please know that our thoughts are with you. Together, we can come back strong—and the Carpenter Center can continue to be a venue for artistic, educational, and cultural experiences that enrich all of our lives.


Though you may hear from us less, please know that we will communicate important information to you through email, our website, and social media.


Thank you for your understanding, patience, and, critically, your vital support during this time. We look forward to sharing the joy of live performance with you in our 2020/2021 season, slated to begin this September.


Thank you,

Megan Kline Crockett, Executive Director
And the entire Carpenter Center staff

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Visiting Events

The following events were scheduled to take place at the Carpenter Center and are indefinitely postponed due to the novel coronavirus. Please check with each individual organization for more information.


  • 4/26 -CSULB PAC Cultural Show
  • 4/30 - BCCM Wind Symphony
  • 5/2 - BCCM Celebrating Music
  • 5/7 - Theater Works
  • 5/17 – CSULB FEA Film Showcase
  • 5/23 & 5/24 - South Coast Chorale
  • 5/29-5/31 – National College Dance Festival
  • 6/6 & 6/7 - Long Beach Ballet
  • 6/19-6/21 – Center Stage Dance
  • 6/11- Sato Academy Graduation
  • 6/27 & 6/28 – Dance Company