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Sunset Cultural Center

San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel, CA
831 624 3996
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Ranked #10 of 28 attractions in Carmel
Type: Museums, Performances
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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Petaluma, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We attended a concert for the annual Bach Festival. The staff was friendly and helpful in getting us tickets for the popular event. The concert itself was delightful and held in the beautiful church at the center.

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Carmel Valley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Acoustically the best venue in California. 800 comfortable seats with knowledgable volunteer staff. Sad refreshments though

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I first got acquainted with this place as my daughters took gymnastics here. Later we attended concerts, which were lovely. Double triple plus. Loved it. An added benefit was that sometimes while they had gymnastics (of course other times I'd watch), I'd walk the short blocks down to the white sand beach and enjoy the purest expression of nature I... More

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Santa Cruz area CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Of the hundreds of venue's I've patronized - this is IT, hands down. Beautiful surrounding area, lovely gardens and setup, excellent decor, lovely theater with supreme acoustics - every seat is a good view and large enough without feeling like a big "hall." Have now seen the Monterey Symphony here approximately 12 times, and ALWAYS opt to choose this venue... More

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Carmel, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

To find a facility of the Sunset Center's quality in a small town like Carmel is extraordinary. It is immaculately maintained and features artists you'd expect to see in much larger venues. The acoustics are perfect and the sight lines (except the back three rows in the orchestra) are great. It only seats about 700 people so it's always easy... More

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Willis, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The sound in this theater is awesome. The perfect size venue where you feel like you are a participant and not just an observer. We check for our favorites often and fly out to see them. It is well worth it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Art/show center-this was the hub for the film fest--they have concerts and events-done up right--all of these things are what give Carmel its uniqueness

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Carmel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This 700 seat playhouse is newly renovated with lots of attention paid to acoustics & lighting. The management tries to book interesting & diverse programs. Coming to Sunset allows also a visit to one or more of the 60+ art galleries in town and a treat at one of the 50+ outstanding restaurants several blocks away.

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Santa Cruz area CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Saw the entire 2013 Season of the Monterey Symphony here - we LOVED every second of every performance! Comfortable seating with beautiful sound did full justice to the orchestra. Nice concessions too and ample parking. Fair ticket prices and great view from all areas. Always sit in front - have been DELIGHTED! Accomodating with views, preferences, etc. and I will... More

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Watsonville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I heard the Monterey Symphony perform a Mahler Symphony there, and the acoustics were just dead. Poor Mahler ... he would not have been happy. I've not heard anything amplified in the hall ... might be better.

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