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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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    Handel’s Messiah

    December 17, 2017

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

    Jazz Jam Session

    Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday until May 17, 2018

    Jazz Jam sessions hosted by New Jersey Performing Arts Center's...

    Jazz Jam Sessions

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

    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


    Death of a King

    January 27, 2018

    Death of a King reveals a side of the iconic civil rights leader...

    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...

    PSE&G True Diversity Film Series

    The True Diversity Film Series examines films that can evoke...

    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...

    Die Walkure

    March 18, 2018

    Trilogy an opera company will continue its Ring Production, with 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...

    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...

    Shen Yun 2018 | NJPAC - 5,000 Years of Civilization Reborn

    April 27, 2018 - May 3, 2018

    The spectacular Shen Yun -the world's premier classical Chinese Dance...

    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 13, 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...

    New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

    Recurring every October 1st until October 1, 2019

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


    • 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