New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) serves as a model for programming, audience diversity, education initiatives, and as a catalyst in returning nightlife and economic activity to its hometown of Newark, New Jersey. Proposed by former New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean in 1986, NJPAC raised its curtain on October 18, 1997, making it one of the top ten largest performing arts centers in the United States.

NJPAC is a world-class and community-based cultural venue, showcasing the best artists of national and international acclaim as well as top artists from the State of New Jersey. Since its grand opening, NJPAC has attracted over 6 million patrons (including more than 1 million children), and welcomed renowned artists, cultural icons, two presidents, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and some of the world’s most cherished orchestral, dance, theater, and instrumental works.

New Jersey Performing Arts Theater Box Office:

36 Park Place Newark

NJ 07102


Ticket Services at NJPAC

How to Order Tickets: NJPAC offers multiple channels to make buying performance tickets convenient for you, whether its online any time of day, in person at our box office, or on the phone with our performance experts. We also offer you the option of placing your order by mail or fax if you prefer the trackability of paper. All channels also offer the opportunity to purchase Advance Parking Discount vouchers, enroll or renew Memberships, and acquire our popular Just Imagine Gift Cards for your gift giving needs.

Order Online Order online, using the searchable calendar of events to select the performances you are interested in purchasing.

Order at the Box Office: The NJPAC Box Office is located at One Center Street in Newark. The NJPAC Box Office normal operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. The Box Office is closed on Mondays. Special $2 parking validations are available when buying tickets at the NJPAC Box Office during non-performance periods. Park in Military Park Garage and present your parking stub at the Box Office for validation.

Order by Phone: Call toll free, 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722). [TTY Patrons: 1-877-886-5722]. The Call Center normally answers its phones on Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from noon to 5pm. A per ticket handling fee applies to all orders placed via phone.

Order by Fax or Mail: Mail or fax your completed order (24 hrs. a day) to NJPAC at 1-973-642-5229, or mail to: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Ticket Services, 36 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey, 07102. All orders must include your name and complete mailing address, and a day time telephone number. All fax or mail orders must include the performance name(s), date(s), time(s), and number of seats requested along with your payment in full. Please note that a $10 per order handling fee is applicable.

To request that a copy of our season brochure be sent to you via mail, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-GO-NJPAC or email . Once we receive your request, your brochure will be sent within five business days.


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Family Trips

Family Trips

A Whole, Wide World of Performing Arts Magic! 

NJPAC opens up a world of culture to children, families and schools, presenting the best in live performance from a wide diversity of disciplines. Choose from music, theater, puppetry, dance and special holiday attractions. Programs serve students PreK-12th grade, and children ages 3 to 18. NJPAC also provides curriculum materials, professional development workshops, pre-performance workshops, and meet-the-artist sessions, all designed to reinforce the educational value of each program.

Verizon “Passport to Culture” FamilyTime Series

The Verizon Passport to Culture FamilyTime Performance Series brings your family a whole, wide world of performing arts magic. We’ve got something sure to delight everyone — and all at family-friendly prices! Click here for the 2013-2014 season of FamilyTime performances.

Click here for a virtual tour To contact Theater Square Events, please e-mail

School & Youth Group Field Trips

School and Youth Group Field Trips


Inspire bigger dreams and bolder accomplishments with Arts Education at NJPAC. Each year, our live performances, school residency programs and after-school arts training classes reach thousands. Whether you are an educator looking for new ways to meet your classroom goals, a parent in search of children’s entertainment that engages and educates, or a student pursuing a passion in the performing arts, explore our programs and find out what the NJPAC Arts Education can do for YOU!

SchoolTime Performances


 NJPAC’s Verizon Passport to Culture Series introduces students to the magic of the performing arts on stage. Programs feature world-class artists from a wide variety of traditions. Music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry and more ignite the imagination and cultivate lifelong enthusiasm for the arts. Productions are linked to curriculum areas such as world languages, social studies, and language arts and are appropriate for a broad range of ages.


In-School Residencies


 NJPAC brings the joy of dance, music and theater directly into your classroom with In-School Residencies. Our teaching artists create experiences that engage students’ imaginations and encourage self-expression. Residencies are customized to meet the curricular goals of the classroom teacher. Each residency ends with a performance that teaches students to work together and believe in themselves.




NJPAC’s Student RUSH program allows individuals who actively attend an educational institution (elementary through college) to purchase tickets to select NJPAC-presented performances for only $10!

Student RUSH tickets can be purchased online or at the box office on the day of the performance. There is a limit of two RUSH tickets per student.

Choose a performance below, taking note of which Tiers have Student Rush tickets available.


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: To receive your Student RUSH discount, a valid school identification card must be presented at the box office. If ordering online, you must present your valid school identification when you pick up your RUSH tickets at the box office. Additionally, online orders will be cut off 2 hours prior to performance time.

Terms and conditions: Please note, RUSH tickets are subject to availability and are not available for all performances. RUSH seat locations will be assigned at the discretion of the arts center. All Student RUSH tickets purchased online are subject to a per ticket handling fee. Call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information.

Theaters at NJPAC


Prudential Hall

“The center’s two high spots are its two theaters. (The 2,750-seat) Prudential Hall…is breathtakingly glamorous…classical in form and spirit: four-tiered and horseshoe-shaped, glittering with light. The color scheme varies slightly from the traditional red and gold. There’s red galore, but in place of gilded plaster, the tiers are faced with panels of beautiful golden wood…(the) stage and auditorium have been combined into one warm, embracing room. The region has not seen as fabulous a new hall since Philip Johnson’s New York State Theater opened its doors three decades ago.” — Herbert Muschamp, The New York Times

Victoria Theater

“The 514-seat Victoria Theater is a gem of more modest size and cut. (It is) a smoky amethyst of a room, with walls of gray and rose brick and seating upholstered in an iridescent fabric that shifts in tone from green to plum.” — Herbert Muschamp, The New York Times

The Chase Room

The elegant, intimate Chase Room, which boasts a fabulous view of the City’s skyline, is home to NJPAC’s popular Cabaret performance series.

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  • jamie

    man if there is any theater thats a must see its this one !! especially the “straight no chaser show” been here several times love this theater, really big, nice chairs, and very clean !!! none of hat nasty stuff like gum under the chair… what makes coming here sweeeter is that you can make other plans too like going to new jersey rock gym which is on;y a few miles away from here