The Carpenter Performing Arts Center (CPAC) in Long Beach, California is a venue for a variety of events including films, forums, and musical and theater performances. It is located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. It was built in 1994 and has seating for 1,074. The stage area was modeled after the New York State Theater of the Arts at Lincoln Center. The center houses the Long Beach Community Concert Association.The Carpenter Performing Arts Center is named for Richard and Karen Carpenter, alumni of the university and donors to the center.