We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sunset Cultural Center

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: San Carlos Street and Ninth Avenue, Carmel, CA
Phone Number: 831 624 3996
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$79*
and up
Carmel Small-Group Food and Wine Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fabulous venue great concert

Had tickets to Trace Adkins concert on Aug 13! We take a day trip to Carmel every year had no idea this great theatre was here! Great seats, great sound system! Trace always gives... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Beachglass1006
,
Santa Cruz, California
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 47: English reviews
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had tickets to Trace Adkins concert on Aug 13! We take a day trip to Carmel every year had no idea this great theatre was here! Great seats, great sound system! Trace always gives a great concert!

Helpful?
Thank Beachglass1006
Waikoloa, Hawaii
Level Contributor
72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended 3 concerts at the Sunset Cultural Center during the 2016 Carmel annual Bach Festival. The venue was superb. There is not a bad seat in the house. I was surprised how nice row 3 was. It was not too close. I also has a seat near the back. But it was fine too. This is a great venue... More 

Helpful?
Thank MrBretz
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful venue, especially for an evening concert. It's got lovely courtyards with low lighting and lots of plants and the atmosphere is really magical. We attended the opening night of the Bach Festival which was fantastic!

Helpful?
Thank terithienhaus
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time attending the Bach fest at the Sunset Center. What a treat! The center is a beautiful venue and all seats are great. We sat in row "n", and this was definitely close enough to see the orchestra and enjoy the music. It's not a stuffy music event. We could enjoy it without any binoculars. Afterwards... More 

Helpful?
Thank Deborah B
Carmel Valley, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Best small concert venue on West coast Musicians love the acoustics the volunteer staff are awesome food is limited but pleasantly served Great crowd

Helpful?
1 Thank michael c
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We have visited Carmel a number of times, but never paid attention to who was playing at Sunset Center ... until May, 2015. We noticed one of our favorite performers would be in Carmel, and decided to time our trip so that we could attend the concert. GREAT DECISION! Of course we did a lot of our "regular" Carmel activities,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank JohnAndEllenTX
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

A very nice theater that's just the right size- not too small or too large. We had balcony seats and they were just fine.

Helpful?
Thank Lilllian2015
Benicia, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We attended for the first time to see the Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa. The center was very nice w/ Theater quality. You got assistance with seating and the view was good. We were on the lower level halfway back from the stage. We drove down from Benicia, CA and will visit again.

Helpful?
Thank Prazum
Monterey Peninsula, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Recently completely remodeled, now with fabulous acoustics. Every seat is good. Small venue, so no seat is far from stage. I have been to concerts and other performances at approximately half or slightly ,ore than half the cost of same performances in venues in San Jose and San Francisco.

Helpful?
Thank Gary F
Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

For a sleepy little town a wonderful place to spend an evening. The last group we saw was the 10 tenors (an Austalian group). Great acustics and beautiful venue. We go at least 6 times per year.

Helpful?
Thank Coasttravelor

Travelers who viewed Sunset Cultural Center also viewed

Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Sunset Cultural Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sunset Cultural Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?