• Overview

    NJPAC started in 1986 as just a grand plan, a belief voiced by then-Governor Thomas H. Kean that New Jersey deserved its own world-class performing arts center.


    Since its opening season in 1997, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has attracted more than 9 million patrons, plus 1 million children. Performers who have appeared recently in the acoustically superb, 2,800-seat Prudential Hall include Joshua Bell, El Gran Combo, Aretha Franklin, Audra McDonald, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bonnie Raitt, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Stephen Colbert in conversation with Steve Carell, and Earth, Wind & Fire, among many others. 


    Each season, NJPAC's Arts Education Department engages more than 75,000 public school children via arts learning initiatives in schools, in NJPAC conservatory, and on its stages.


    Today NJPAC is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey-where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day.  

  • Amenities

    • ADA Compliant
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    •  Dining

      • Fornos of Spain
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      • Iberia Penninsula Restaurants
        0.6 MI
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      • Vonda's Kitchen
        1.1 MI
        973-732-4532 View >
      • The Orange Squirrel Restaurant
        3.6 MI
        973-337-6421 View >
      • The Lobby Restaurant, Lounge & Sports Bar
        4.5 MI
        908-469-8088 View >
      • 15 Fox Place
        5.0 MI
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    •  Lodging

      • Best Western Plus, Robert Treat Hotel
        0.1 MI
        973-622-1000 View >
      • TRYP by Wyndham
        0.1 MI
        973-642-7100 View >
      • Hilton, Newark Penn Station
        0.3 MI
        973-622-5000 View >
      • Hotel Indigo
        0.4 MI
        973-242-0065 View >
      • Hampton Inn & Suites, Newark Riverwalk
        0.5 MI
        973-483-1900 View >
      • Courtyard by Marriott, Newark Downtown
        0.5 MI
        973-848-0070 View >
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    •  Activities

      • The New Jersey Historical Society Museum
        0.1 MI
        973-596-8500 View >
      • Military Park
        0.1 MI
        973-900-5800 View >
      • New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
        0.1 MI
        973-624-3713 View >
      • GlassRoots
        0.2 MI
        973-353-9555 View >
      • Dreyfuss Planetarium
        0.3 MI
        973-596-6529 View >
      • Newark Museum of Art
        0.3 MI
        973-596-6550 View >
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