Performance Space Rentals
The Sunset Center is located near the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, only three blocks from Ocean Avenue. Our historic theater is an ideal venue for a variety of live performances. From piano recitals, orchestral concerts and operas to lectures, comedy, rock-n-roll, ballet and full-sized theatrical productions—all of this, and more, has graced our beautiful stage.
You can easily plan a production for the optimal enjoyment of your audience with the theater’s complete lighting and sound systems, a state-of-the-art acoustical enhancement program (L.A.R.E.S), professional and experienced stage crew, extraordinary backstage amenities, and a full-service box office. The auditorium includes 718 seats, including 48 seats that are permanently attached to a seat wagon that rolls under the main seating area for storage (to allow use of the orchestra pit or thrust stage).
For more detailed information about the theater, please review the following documents:
Beyond live performance, the Sunset Center Theater stage also makes a dynamic impression on your guests and clients at lectures, annual meetings, commencements, weddings, film screenings, new product introductions, fundraising or special event dinners and VIP receptions. Visit our Meetings Page for more information.
Smuin Ballet: XXMAS
Friday, December 6 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents "Classic and Contemporary Holidays" with Opera San Jose
Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00 pm Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker (Night One)
Friday, December 13 at 7:00 pm Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker (Night Two)
Saturday, December 14 at 7:00 pm Dance Kids Presents The Nutcracker (Matinee)
Sunday, December 15 at 2:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Elizabeth Wallfisch and David Breitman
Sunday, January 12 at 3:00 pm Luis Bravo's Forever Tango
Wednesday, January 15 at 2:00 pm Chef Robert Irvine Live!
Saturday, January 18 at 8:00 pm The Irish Rovers
Friday, January 31 at 8:00 pm Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents Trio Cavatina with Samuel Rhodes
Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents The Gryphon Trio
Tuesday, February 4 at 8:00 pm Zappa Plays Zappa: Tour de Frank
Thursday, February 6 at 8:00 pm Ethan Russell: Best Seat in the House
Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 pm TAO: The Art of the Drum
Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 pm Ottmar Liebert
Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Innovation"
Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm Studio 105 Cabaret Presents: Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums
Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Musica Pacifica Baroque Ensemble
Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 pm Ailey II Dance Company
Friday, March 7 at 8:00 pm Merle Haggard
Sunday, March 9 at 7:00 pm Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents Catalyst Quartet
Friday, March 14 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Insight"
Saturday, March 22 at 8:00 pm Smuin Ballet: XXTREMES
Friday, March 28 at 8:00 pm 1964...The Tribute
Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 pm Broadway's Next H!t Musical
Friday, April 11 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Louis Lortie, Piano
Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 pm Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular
Thursday, April 17 at 8:00 pm Los Lonely Boys
Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 pm MANDY PATINKIN: Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano
Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 pm "Mystery Edition" Presented by Carmel Public Library Foundation
Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 pm Chamber Music Monterey Bay Presents St. Lawrence String Quartet with Jessica Rivera
Friday, April 25 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Reflection"
Saturday, April 26 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents David Finckel and Wu Han
Sunday, May 4 at 3:00 pm John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
Thursday, May 8 at 8:00 pm Monterey Symphony presents "Splendor"
Saturday, May 17 at 8:00 pm The Four Freshmen GALA EVENT
Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents Michael Noble - Winner of Carmel Music Society's 2013 Piano Competition
Friday, May 30 at 8:00 pm Carmel Music Society Presents 2014 Instrumental Competition
Saturday, May 31 at 12:00 pm Smuin Ballet: XXCENTRIC
Friday, June 6 at 8:00 pm