A beautiful structure designed in Late Gothic Revival style, the Sunset Cultural Center is the Monterey Peninsula’s top spot for cultural events and performances. With two stages, an art gallery, and a meeting room, the venue holds a variety of events year round. Its iconic arched entry is the door to the home of the Monterey Symphony, Carmel Music Society, and Chamber Music Monterey Bay. Transformed from an old public school, the cultural center is regarded to have some of the most beautiful interiors and acoustics in the area.
With just over 700 theater seats, the theater maintains an intimate space that allows for close interactions with performances. Shows range from theater and dance to concerts and comedy. Run by a nonprofit organization, the venue brings some of the world’s best arts and live performances to the area in addition to supporting local performing arts groups.
The Sunset Cultural Center is located in the beautiful seaside town of Carmel. It’s situated on San Carlos Street at 9 th Avenue, with a free parking lot available at nearby 8th Avenue. Driving is the best way to get there, and the exit from Highway 1 is Ocean Avenue.