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Dance & Theatre Events

Tickets and information for Theatre Arts Department Events are available over the phone (562-985-2256)
All other College of the Arts performance tickets or information is available at the College of the Arts Ticket Office
(562-985-7000) or through the COTA website


CSULB Arts Ticket Office:
Hours are Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, and one hour prior to ticketed performances. Ticket prices are listed with general public admission costs first, senior/student/alumni/CSULB ID discount costs listed next.

Parking on campus is available to the general public in all student lots when a $10-day pass is purchased. Day passes are available at the CSULB Parking Office or through the Yellow Kiosks located near the entrances of each parking lot. Patron parking outside of performance venues is available for $10 in attended lots on the afternoon or evening of performances. Additional information is available at


 CSULB Dance

Variance – the BFA Concert

October 10-11 at 8pm, October 12 at 2&8pm
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater        
Tickets: $22/$16        

BFA in Dance majors Aisha Barge, Jeffery Finnerman, Jasmyn Hamblin, Allie Miks, and Nancy Rivera present original choreography. Also on the program is guest choreographer Micalea Taylor creating new work. Professor Rebecca Bryant will present work created for a dance festival in Quito, Ecuador.



CSULB Dance in Concert

November 20-22 at 8pm
November 23 at 2&8pm
Martha Knoebel Dance Theater        
Tickets: $22/$16

The Department of Dance presents original dance works choreographed by faculty members Keith Johnson, Rebecca Lemme, and Andrew Vaca and a new work by guest choreographer Marjani Forté.


Theatre Events

Romeo and Juliet: Hard Way Home by William Shakespeare
Featuring music by Brandi Carlile
Directed by Beth Lopes

November 7-16
University Theatre

Shakespeare’s classic text is presented in a different context, and infused with the music of Brandi Carlile’s album, Bear Creek. Set in a dusty, isolated locale, this production focuses on the longing of young lovers looking to find something greater than their small-town world. The songs of Brandi Carlile – woven throughout the story - encapsulates the heartbreak, frustrations, and unending hope of growing up.


Move: The History of a Hand a devised work created by the ensemble
Directed by Ezra LeBank

November 21-December 8
Studio Theatre

MOVE is a multi-year arts project to investigate the unexpected possibilities of our bodies in action, and to inspire our Long Beach community to move in creative and collaborative ways. In The History of a Hand, the company explores the cultural, scientific, and personal histories of our hands. The Hand is the most dexterous part of the body, and our most frequent tool to interact with the world. But what is a Hand capable of if used to its full potential? MOVE: The History of a Hand will take you on a journey to better understand your own body, and give you a new appreciation for the 27 bones, 48 nerves, and 123 ligaments that are just past your wrists.