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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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    Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto

    February 24, 2017

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. Praised as "alarmingly gifted"...

    All-State Symphonic Band

    February 25, 2017

    This annual concert event, co-presented by NJPAC's Arts Education...

    A Year with Frog and Toad

    February 25, 2017

    Based on Arnold Lobel's beloved books, A Year with Frog and Toad...

    Brain Candy Live!

    February 26, 2017

    Adam Savage, television's beloved MythBuster, joins forces with...

    Women in the World

    March 1, 2017 - March 29, 2017

    Women in Media-Newark has announced the opening of its art exhibit...

    Arlo Guthrie | Taj Mahal

    March 3, 2017

    Two musical legends, on stage together: folk music icon Arlo Guthrie...

    The Chieftains | Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

    March 5, 2017

    Six-time Grammy winners and cultural ambassadors The Chieftains and...

    Harry Potter™ in Concert

    March 11, 2017

    The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime...

    Stanley Jordan and Billy McLaughlin

    March 11, 2017

    Two guitar virtuosos in a single evening! Four-time Grammy nominee...

    Rob Paparozzi

    March 12, 2017

    Dorthaan's Place Jersey-based frontman, singer and harmonica player...

    Judy Kuhn

    March 18, 2017

    Four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home) performs songs from her...

    Das Rheingold

    March 19, 2017

    Trilogy: An Opera Company, directed by Kevin Maynor, performs Wagner's...

    NJ Speakers Series | Ted Koppel

    March 23, 2017

    Koppel is best known as the first anchor for ABC's Nightline, serving...

    Zhang Conducts Beethoven's Seventh

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. Lukáš Vondráček, called "one of...

    Trevor Noah

    March 31, 2017

    The host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show , makes his NJPAC debut...

    John Prine

    April 1, 2017

    NJPAC debut! This two-time Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, a...

    Munich Philharmonic

    April 2, 2017

    Valery Gergiev conducts Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony. Plus,...

    The Bucky Pizzarelli | Ed Laub Duo

    April 2, 2017

    Dorthaan's Place The accomplished guitar duo perform American Songbook...

    Jackson Browne & Greg Leisz

    April 6, 2017

    NJPAC welcomes singer-songwriter Jackson Browne for the first time,...

    Adegoke Steve Colson

    April 7, 2017

    Adegoke Steve Colson is a GRAMMY® nominee known for his imaginative...

    Ravel's Bolero by NJSO

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. A pair of delightful and...

    WBGO Kids Jazz | Dion Parson

    April 8, 2017

    Dion Parson presents the" Rhythm of West Africa and the Caribbean and...

    NJ Speakers Series | Jon Meacham

    April 20, 2017

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian, Meacham has profiled...

    Gilberto Santa Rosa

    April 21, 2017

    Gilberto Santa Rosa is one of the most esteemed salsa artists of his...

    Cecile McLorin Salvant | Sullivan Fortner

    April 21, 2017

    Double Grammy nominee Cécile McLorin Salvant performs unique,...

    Ella & Louis

    April 22, 2017

    A New Jersey Symphony Orchestra event. Byron Stripling and Marva...

    Wayne Shorter

    April 22, 2017

    Jazz all-stars Christian McBride, Rachel Z, Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson...

    Christian McBride | Esperanza Spalding

    April 23, 2017

    Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, the innovative, genre-bending...

    Wayne Shorter Quartet | Herbie Hancock

    April 23, 2017

    Acclaimed saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter and electronic jazz and...

    Peppa Pig Live

    April 27, 2017

    Peppa Pig's Big Splash Your favorite charcters in an all-singing-...

    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...

    Shen Yun

    The World's premier classical Cinese dance and music company performs...

    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, Paulo Szot is renowned for his...

    Schubert's Great Symphony

    May 11, 2017

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

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Zhang Conducts Beethoven

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

    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...

    Kenyatta

    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...

    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...

    Winter Festival

    January 13, 2018

    America, Inspiring: Respighi & Prokofiev America has always been a...

    Winter Festival

    January 21, 2018

    America, Inspiring: Ravel & Rachmaninoff America has always been a...

    Winter Festival

    January 26, 2018

    America, Inspiring: Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony America has always...

    Hot Latin Nights: Mambo Kings

    February 17, 2018

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

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    • Starting Jul 01, 2016
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    • Starting Jul 29, 2016
    NJPAC’s Student RUSH program allows individuals who actively attend an educational institution (high school or college only)... more