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Performing Arts

The City of Carlsbad will postpone or cancel public events and programs until further notice to support the County of San Diego’s public health order.

Through a diverse array of talented local, regional and national artists, audiences will experience a variety of cultures, genres and experiences through live performances and special events.

Virtual Performing Arts Opportunities

Enjoy virtual performing arts experiences, both live and on-demand, at home through our online offerings:

Live Performing Arts Events

Through Front Row Fridays and Starring Artists series, take a journey through different genres of the performing arts during free, engaging performances in the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. These performances feature top talent from the region and beyond, with artists offering insights into their world through interviews, discussions and exciting performances.

In the summertime, TGIF Concerts in the Parks is Carlsbad’s favorite musical tradition combining great music in the setting of four beautiful parks. For over 30 years, TGIF has provided top-quality artists in free, outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical genres and amenities for audiences.

Performing arts programs are generously funded by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts and the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation's Robert H. Gartner Cultural Endowment Fund.