The New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) serves as a model for programming, audience diversity and education initiatives.

Since opening in 1997, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has garnered national attention for its catalytic role in returning nightlife and economic activity to New Jersey's largest urban community. It is a vital part of the arts and culture community within the state, presenting a diverse lineup of programming. The facility initially served the needs of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey State Opera and other state dance and theater companies. In addition to that, NJPAC routinely hosts national and international performers, plus touring companies and has become a world-class entertainment destination. NJPAC, which is set on 12 acres in downtown Newark, includes a 2,800-seat main theater, a 514-seat smaller theater and a 250-seat cabaret room. 

Check the NJPAC events calendar to see upcoming performances, whether you're into comedy, jazz jam sessions, ballet, rock music or anything else in the performance art world.