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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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    Brian Wilson

    April 28, 2017

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic rock albums...

    Jersey Moves!

    April 28, 2017

    With bold, athletic and dramatic works, Carolyn Dorfman creates...

    Dvorak's Cheerful Eighth Symphony

    April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. A sense of place—that elusive...

    Brick City

    May 5, 2017

    Nicole Pandolfo's Brick City is given a dramatic reading as part of...

    Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

    May 6, 2017

    Based on John Steptoe's book, this thrilling musical adaptation by...

    Paulo Szot

    May 6, 2017

    A Tony Award winner for South Pacific, Paul Szot is renowed for his...

    Schubert's Great Symphony

    May 11, 2017

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. Violinist Jennifer Koh...

    Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

    May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling...

    Will Downing

    May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Celebrate Mother's Day with one of the greatest voices in R&B Will...

    Jazz Jam Sessions

    Jazz Jam Sessions, a series of five free concerts formerly presented...

    Mel Brooks | Young Frankenstein

    May 21, 2017

    Join America’s funniest film director at a screening of his 1974...

    Hispanic Youth Showcase

    May 26, 2017

    See the stars of tomorrow shine in this unique, multi-disciplinary...

    Mercer Final Performance

    June 2, 2017

    NJPAC is pleased to partner with The Johnny Mercer Foundation to...

    Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

    June 3, 2017

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. Bugs Bunny is back and better...

    Jersey NEW Moves!

    June 6, 2017

    The third annual edition of this Garden State showcase features four...

    Sounds of the City

    Recurring every June 7th until June 7, 2018

    Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City Free as the air! Enjoy eight...

    Zhang & Bronfman

    June 8, 2017

    Two stellar artist close the season: Xian Zhang joins forces with...

    Season Finale | Zhang and Bronfman

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. Two stellar artists close the...

    Bring It Live!

    June 13, 2017

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

    Jersey New Moves!

    June 16, 2017

    The third annual edition of this Garden State showcase features four...

    Return To the Real

    June 23, 2017

    A dramatic reading of Pia Wilson's Return to Real concludes the third...

    Bill Maher

    June 25, 2017

    Spend an uproarious, provocative evening of Real Time with...

    The Gipsy Kings

    June 29, 2017

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

    Beres Hammond

    July 22, 2017

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

    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...

    Patrizio Buanne

    October 7, 2017

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

    Zhang Conducts Beethoven

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

    Daniel Tigers Neighborhood LIVE !

    October 14, 2017

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

    The Ultimate Queen Celebration

    October 20, 2017

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

    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...

    John McLaughlin + Jimmy Herring

    November 10, 2017

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

    Ella & Dizzy

    November 12, 2017

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


    November 12, 2017

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

    Family: Shooting for the Stars

    November 18, 2017

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

    Pops: Radio Hits Live

    November 25, 2017

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

    Hough Plays Rachmaninoff

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

    PAW Patrol Live!

    December 9, 2017 - December 10, 2017

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

    Handel’s Messiah

    December 17, 2017

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

    Sci-Fi Spectacular

    January 6, 2018

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

    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...

    Brahms’ First Symphony

    February 25, 2018

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

    Zhang Conducts Tchaikovsky

    March 9, 2018

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

    Mozart’s Requiem

    March 15, 2018

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

    Jason Alexander: The Broadway Boy

    April 14, 2018

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


    • 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


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