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  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

    • 1 Center Street
    • Newark, NJ 07102
    • (973) 642-8989

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    The Stars Shine at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)! One of the largest and most glamorous performing arts centers in the nation, NJPAC hosts world-class dance, theater, music, poetry and comedic performances. Enjoy the innovative stylings of the Grammy Award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO), proud to call NJPAC it home. Get in the groove with NJPAC's free summertime concert series, Horizon Sounds of the City, don't miss a beat at Dorthaan's Place a Jazz brunch series, be amazed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (May), mix it up at the TD Democracy of Jazz Festival (November) or the Dodge Poetry Festival (October - biennial). NJPAC is a happening place, there's always something going on. Prudential Hall: 2,800-seat hall arranged in four horseshoe-shaped tiers, with boxes and the orchestra seating. Victoria Theatre: 514-seat smaller theater. The Chase Room: Home to center's cabaret performance series, bi-annual hip hop festival, and spoken word series. Horizon Theater: 88-seat black box theater. Fun Fact: NJPAC was the location for BET's Black Girls Rock 2013, America's Got Talent series 7, and has even played host to his holiness the Dalai Lama.

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    Hip-Hop Intensive

    June 27, 2017 - July 20, 2017

    Students explore the five elements of hip hop: (1) DJ; (2) Graffiti;...

    Jazz & R&B Intensive

    Explore the creativity and vibrancy of Latin, classic jazz and...

    Beyond Gospel

    June 29, 2017

    Hey there Hey!!!! Join me and NJPAC at Express Newark, 54 Halsey...

    The Gipsy Kings

    June 29, 2017

    The Gipsy Kings return to NJPAC with an irresistible blend of...

    The Art of Rap

    June 30, 2017

    Songwriter, producer and actor DMX is a true hip-hop pioneer, a...

    SOTC | Feliz Hernandez

    July 6, 2017

    This summer, NJPAC welcomes back the popular live version of the metro...

    All-Female Jazz Residency

    July 9, 2017 - July 15, 2017

    Young Women find inspiration and build community in this one week Jazz...

    Bring It! LIVE

    July 13, 2017

    On television and now on stage, Bring It! captures all the energy and...

    Young Artist Summer Intensive

    July 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017

    NJPAC faculty provide a positive and nurturing learning environment...

    Bell Biv Devoe

    July 21, 2017

    For more than 25 years, Bell Biv DeVoe – the GRAMMY-nominated...

    Beres Hammond

    July 22, 2017

    One night of romantic, feel-good reggae with three of the music's...

    SoTC | Septeto Santiaguero

    July 27, 2017

    The dance floor is sure to heat up all evening long with the arrival...

    Sukhwinder and Ali Zafar

    July 29, 2017

    Sukhwinder Singh is inarguably one of Bollywood cinema’s most...

    Summer Intensive w/ Savion Glover

    July 31, 2017 - September 16, 2017

    If you are a dancer, poet, actor, musician or artist sign up today to...

    SoTC | Tower of Power

    August 3, 2017

    For nearly 50 years, this R&B-based band (known for its hearty...

    The Temptations and The Four Tops

    August 6, 2017

    For more than 50 years now, The Temptations have been one of soul...

    NJPAC Summer Filmmakers

    August 7, 2017 - August 25, 2017

    Students learn collaborative filmmaking and media arts, media...

    SoTC | Louis Prima

    August 10, 2017

    Backed by his swinging eight-piece band, singer Louis Prima, Jr....

    Black Sheep / Das EFX

    August 17, 2017

    This will be one night with two of the hottest duos in hip-hop: Black...

    #Followme Dance

    August 18, 2017

    #FOLLOWME celebrates the hip-hop dance community, inspiring dancers to...

    Asha Bhosle

    August 19, 2017

    Legendary vocalist Asha Bhosle, a Bollywood icon and one of the most...

    Talib Kweli

    August 24, 2017

    This critically acclaimed rapper is known for his early work with the...

    John Cleese & Monty Python

    September 24, 2017

    Before Cleese silly-walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will...

    Newarkers in the Great War

    September 25, 2017

    The New Jersey Historical Society is a statewide, private, non-profit...

    YES ft. Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman

    September 27, 2017

    For over four decades now, the iconic albums of YES have sold well...

    New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

    Recurring every October 1st until October 1, 2017

    Named "a vital, artistically significant musical organization" by The...

    Denk Plays "Emperor"

    October 7, 2017

    Opening Weekend Xian Zhang conductor Jeremy Denk piano New Jersey...

    NJSO | NJPAC

    October 7, 2017

    Join us for our Opening Night Celebration Gala on Saturday, October 7!...

    Patrizio Buanne

    October 7, 2017

    For the past decade, on both PBS and on concert stages around the...

    David Cameron

    October 12, 2017

    The youngest U.K. Prime Minister in two centuries, Cameron came to...

    NJSO | NJPAC

    Melody reigns supreme as Tchaikovsky channels Mozart in the delightful...

    Zhang Conducts Beethoven

    Xian Zhang conductor Alban Gerhardt cello New Jersey Symphony...

    Price Is Right Live

    October 13, 2017

    Price is Right LIVE! puts you at the center of the action. Play...

    Daniel Tigers Neighborhood LIVE !

    October 14, 2017

    The award-winning, animated PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger's...

    Jazz Jam Sessions

    Celebrating its fourth season, NJPAC's free jazz series moves to...

    The Ultimate Queen Celebration

    October 20, 2017

    It's simple: Queen's Roger Taylor and Brian May handpicked singer Marc...

    Andre Watts and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    October 22, 2017

    André Watts is one of the classical music’s most enduring superstars....

    Harry Potter™ in Concert

    October 28, 2017

    In J.K. Rowling’s second installment in the Harry Potter series, cars...

    TD James Moody Jazz

    Recurring every November 1st until November 1, 2017

    McBride gathers guest artists for Sing, Swing, Sing!, a tribute to...

    Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

    Xian Zhang conductor Conrad Tao piano New Jersey Symphony Orchestra...

    Alton Brown

    November 3, 2017

    In Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science , fans can expect comedy, talk...

    Terell Stafford

    November 4, 2017

    The leader for inependence in Kenya fighting with Odinga leading the...

    Zakir Hussain | Dave Holland

    November 5, 2017

    One of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors, Hussain is known...

    Carrie Jackson

    November 8, 2017

    “Carrie Jackson is a rich-voiced blues, ballads and jazz standards...

    Chris Botti

    November 8, 2017

    Since his breakthrough with the 2001 CD Night Sessions , Botti has...

    Christian McBride | Dianne Reeves

    November 10, 2017

    Five-time GRAMMY-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride has been...

    John McLaughlin + Jimmy Herring

    November 10, 2017

    Guitar legends John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension and Jimmy...

    Grupo Niche | Willy Chirino

    November 11, 2017

    Founded in 1980 by Jairo Varela and Alexis Lozano in Cali, Grupo Niche...

    Dorthaan's Place: Kevin Mahogany

    November 12, 2017

    With more than 10 recordings as a leader, vocalist, businessman and...

    Ella & Dizzy

    November 12, 2017

    Celebrate the 100th birthdays of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie...

    The Sassy Awards

    November 12, 2017

    Rising vocalists from around the globe compete for the chance to...

    Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman

    November 18, 2017

    Be there for the dazzling, dueling virtuosity of these two inimitable...

    Family: Shooting for the Stars

    November 18, 2017

    Jeffrey Grogan conductor New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Blast off with...

    The Scarf Diaries

    November 18, 2017

    Scarves serve as visual conduits to these complex, often moving...

    Kenyatta

    The leader for inependence in Kenya fighting with Odinga leading the...

    Pops: Radio Hits Live

    November 25, 2017

    Music of Abba, Simon & Garfunkel, Chicago & More Stuart...

    Cokie Roberts

    November 30, 2017

    After serving as a congressional correspondent for more than 10 years,...

    Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

    Xian Zhang conductor Stephen Hough piano New Jersey Symphony Orchestra...

    The Best of Irving Berlin

    December 3, 2017

    VerPlanck has performed with artists ranging from Frank Sinatra to...

    Savion Glover

    December 7, 2017

    Bursting with high-energy spirit, this legendary dancer-choreographer...

    PAW Patrol Live!

    December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017

    It's the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway...

    Forces of Nature Dance Company

    December 16, 2017

    Forces of Nature combines elements of modern dance, West African...

    Kwanzaa Festival

    December 16, 2017

    Celebrate the Nguzo Saba at NJPAC’s 19th annual Kwanzaa children’s...

    The Nutcracker

    December 16, 2017

    The Nutcracker is a perennial favorite of generations of children, a...

    Handel’s Messiah

    December 17, 2017

    Xian Zhang conductor Erin Wall soprano Nancy Maultsby mezzo-soprano...

    Video Games Live

    December 29, 2017

    This year, Video Games Live returns to NJPAC with a new show for 2017,...

    Michael Carbonaro

    December 30, 2017

    If you have ever wondered what it must feel like to be on the other...

    Sci-Fi Spectacular

    January 6, 2018

    Marina Sirtis host Kristen Plumley vocalist New Jersey Symphony...

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

    January 12, 2018

    Celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

    Celebrate the Legacy of MLK

    January 13, 2018

    At the fifth annual Embodying the Dream , the entire family is invited...

    Pinchas Zukerman

    January 20, 2018

    It towers over even the greatest of violin concertos. Pinchas Zukerman...

    Vic DiBitetto

    On television, the big screen and comedy stages across the country,...

    Dvorak's "New World" Symphony

    January 26, 2018

    XIAN ZHANG CONDUCTOR CHOLE HANSLIP VIOLIN NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY...

    Travis Wall

    January 28, 2018

    For their return to NJPAC, Travis Wall and co-creators Nick Lazzarini,...

    Ain't Misbehavin'

    Immerse yourself in the energetic, exuberant and effervescent world of...

    Robin Wright

    February 1, 2018

    Currently a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the...

    Marin Mazzie | Jason Danieley

    February 10, 2018

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Broadway’s Golden Couple” ( The San...

    Nai-Ni Dance Company

    February 10, 2018

    Choreographer Nai-Ni Chen and her dancers fuse the dynamic freedom of...

    Hot Latin Nights: Mambo Kings

    February 17, 2018

    Mambo Kings Thomas Wilkins conductor New Jersey Symphony Orchestra The...

    Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus LIVE !

    February 17, 2018 - February 18, 2018

    Actor Peter Story ( CSI , Ugly Betty ) joins the front lines of the...

    Rick Steves

    February 22, 2018

    In addition to authoring numerous European travel guides, Steves is...

    Brahms’ First Symphony

    February 25, 2018

    Rune Bergmann conductor Marianne Beate Kielland mezzo-soprano New...

    Moon Mouse

    March 3, 2018

    Marvin wants to be popular. Constantly bullied by the “cool” rats, he...

    An African-American Woman's Journey

    March 5, 2018

    The W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University has...

    Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky

    March 9, 2018

    Xian Zhang conductor Sara Daneshpour piano Eric Wyrick violin Jonathan...

    Donna McKechnie | Andrea McArdle

    March 10, 2018

    Since her Tony-winning breakthrough as Cassie in the original...

    Mozart’s Requiem

    March 15, 2018

    Xian Zhang conductor Soloists from the Curtis Institute Of Music...

    Seth Rudetsky

    March 16, 2018

    Host Seth Rudetsky's "amahzing" Broadway singers perform numbers from...

    Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

    March 17, 2018

    His entourage is composed of world-class jugglers, Diamond the...

    Joshua Bell

    March 18, 2018

    “Joshua Bell is the greatest American violinist active today,” says...

    Paul Nicklen

    March 22, 2018

    An award-winning National Geographic photographer , Nicklen uses his...

    NSO of Cuba

    March 23, 2018

    It begins softly. A single snare drum. Then, a flute. Gradually, each...

    Celtic Woman

    March 24, 2018

    Over the last decade, this uplifting, all-female ensemble has become a...

    Nai-Ni Chen | Ahn Trio

    March 24, 2018

    A Quest for Freedom is a collaboration in which music and dance are...

    The Sleeping Beauty

    April 7, 2018

    The crown jewel of famed choreographer Marius Petipa's career,...

    Yo-Yo Ma

    April 8, 2018

    Composed of virtuoso musicians, composers, arrangers, visual artists...

    Bill Clinton

    April 12, 2018

    Bill Clinton is the 42 nd President of the United States. Under his...

    Johnny Mathis

    April 13, 2018

    For 60 years now, Mathis has been a giant in the music industry...

    Festival of Dance

    April 14, 2018

    The company’s stunning dancers immerse body and soul into the...

    Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy

    April 14, 2018

    Jason Alexander Andy Einhorn conductor New Jersey Symphony Orchestra...

    Let It Be

    April 15, 2018

    This is the reunion concert that never was. Enter a time capsule and...

    German Newark

    April 16, 2018

    A panel discussion with Natalie Borisovets (Rutgers Newark), Dan...

    Celebrating Dorthaan at 80

    April 28, 2018

    Acclaimed saxophonist Don Braden will act as music director for the...

    London Symphony Orchestra

    May 5, 2018

    The London Symphony Orchestra is known worldwide for a grand, lush...

    Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

    May 11, 2018 - May 11, 2018

    “The spirit of their dancing is as bright as ever,” The San Francisco...

    Audra McDonald

    June 3, 2018

    Without question, Audra McDonald is one of the brightest stars ever to...

    Jersey New Moves!

    June 15, 2018

    After an open submission process, chosen artists are mentored...

    BRING YOUR GROUP!

    • Starting Jul 01, 2016
    Get 9 people together and get up to 20% off tickets – plus parking for only $13 per car. All sales orders for groups of 10 or... more

    STUDENT RUSH - $10 TICKETS

    • Starting Jul 29, 2016
    NJPAC’s Student RUSH program allows individuals who actively attend an educational institution (high school or college only)... more