Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad – The Arts #1

Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad

There are lots of reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad CA. Abundant arts is just one good reason.

As an art lover and collector, and former art gallery owner, the arts are a topic I enjoy talking about. And as a resident and Realtor in Carlsbad I like to keep learning about new things, too!

Certainly, there is a broad range of art available in Carlsbad that may appeal depending on your passion and preference. You’ll find performing arts (theater, live music), visual arts (galleries, arts and craft fairs), film and more. And Carlsbad reputation as an arts community continues to grow and expand.

There are abundant opportunities throughout the year to enjoy whatever artistic endeavor pleases you. And of course, you can experience new things as well if you choose!

In Part 1 of this series on enjoying the arts in Carlsbad we’ll talk about theater.


When one thinks of the performing arts in Carlsbad the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center probably comes to mind.

The Theater is in the heart of the Village near the train station at 2787 State Street. You’ll find parking nearby on the street and in the lot by the train station.

If you would like to dine before your show there are plentiful restaurants in the local area.

New Village Arts, now in the 22nd year, has a great reputation for offering a wide range of plays and musical performances. Some performances take place on the main stage at the Conrad Prebys Theater at NVA.

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The White Family Next Stage, hosting a smaller stage, was recently added to NVA and offers a variety of events as well.

The Ruby Schulman Auditorium at the Dove Library is a real plus to the arts offerings in Carlsbad. The Schulman also offers occasional plays, in addition to musical performances and films.

The price is right as events at the Schulman are free, offered through the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office (founded in 1986). The Schulman Auditorium is located at 1775 Dove Lane off El Camino Real.

Want to know more about the Reasons to Love Living in Carlsbad? Stay tuned for the next post in this series on the arts where we’ll talk about film and outdoor movies.