New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark

1 Center Street , Newark, New Jersey 07102

NJPAC in Newark really does have it all—a warm, inviting atmosphere, convenient on-site dining and parking options, spacious lobby areas and superb acoustics for orchestral concerts.

For tickets to NJPAC events not involving the NJSO, call 1.888.466.5722.
For the NJPAC administrative offices, call 973.642.8989.

Directions

Via New Jersey Turnpike
Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 15W for Rt. 280 W. Follow Rt. 280 to Exit 15A (Rt. 21/Newark). Take McCarter Hwy (Rt. 21) south one half mile and make a right onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC parking.

Via Garden State Parkway (North or South)
Take GSP to Exit 145. Exit onto Rt. 280 E to Exit 15. Follow above directions.

Via Rt. 80 and Rt. 280 (From Northwest)
Take Rt. 80 E to Rt. 280 E. Follow above directions.

Via Rt. 78
From Rt. 78 E take Exit 57 and follow signs for Rt. 21 N. Continue on Rt. 21 (McCarter Hwy), and turn left onto Center St. Follow signs for NJPAC Parking.

Parking

Parking is available in two secure surface lots and Military Park Garage.

Save time and money with NJPAC Advance Discount Parking Vouchers! They entitle you to park in NJPAC Lots A, C or Military Park Garage, as space permits. Each voucher is valid for a single performance.

  • Discount Parking Vouchers for the 2020–21 season are $18 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2020–21 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2021.

Public Transportation

Take the Newark Light Rail directly to NJPAC! The Newark Light Rail connects to Broad Street and Newark Penn stations with a direct line to NJPAC. In 10 minutes or less, modern, safe, clean light rail cars will leave you just steps away from hearing the NJSO. The one way fare is $1.60. Learn more about this service.

For information about New Jersey Transit’s rail and bus lines from Manhattan and stations throughout New Jersey, visit www.njtransit.com.

Accessibility

For information on venue accessibility, visit the venue’s website or call NJPAC’s Box Office at 1.888.466.5722. If your venue accessibility question is not answered through the venue, the NJSO would be happy to assist. Call NJSO Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

Additional information on accessibility at NJSO concerts.

Dining & Drink

Discounts listed below are available for subscribers only. Subscribe Today!

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NICO Kitchen + Bar
NICO Kitchen + Bar, the “Italian without Borders” restaurant concept from celebrated New Jersey chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino & Bar Cara fame, located in Newark at NJPAC. Known for its power lunch weekdays, sophisticated happy hour and contemporary dinner offerings, it also provides a delicious prelude to guests attending performances by offering a value-priced prix fixe menu. Open weekends in conjunction with specific performances. Reservations are recommended.
One Center St., 973.642.1226

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

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Tier 3 Café
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark has added a new dining option for performance days—the Tier 3 Café, which is open two hours prior to most NJSO concerts. This Italian-inspired buffet includes a variety of fresh salads and inventive antipasti, delectable pasta dishes, sinful desserts and your choice of non-alcoholic beverage—all for $24 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (Cash bar is also available.) Tier 3 Café is conveniently located in NJPAC’s Ryan Gallery on the Third Tier. Reservations are recommended.
One Center St., 973.297.5124.

  • 10% off when you show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card.

Maize
Eclectic menu featuring contemporary American cuisine.
50 Park Place, in the Robert Treat Hotel, 973.733.2202

  • 10% off food portion of bill. Must show your NJSO Subscriber ID Card to receive discount.

Other nearby options

Nizi Sushi 
28 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07102


Whole Foods Supermarket cold and hot buffet with a seating area.
633 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102 (across the street from Military Park Garage)


Starbucks
Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (across the street from Military Park)


To see all restaurants in Downtown Newark, visit Yelp.

Seating Chart

NJPAC seating charts

Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Friday, Saturday and Sunday concerts

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Classical Seating in Prudential Hall for Thursday concerts

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Family seating in Victoria Theater

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Upcoming Events

More Info for Opening Weekend: New Jersey Symphony Returns
Oct 8, 2021 - 8:00pm

Opening Weekend:
New Jersey Symphony Returns

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN violin

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Opening Weekend: New Jersey Symphony Returns
Oct 10, 2021 - 3:00pm

Opening Weekend:
New Jersey Symphony Returns

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN violin

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Beethoven & Saint-Georges
Oct 14, 2021 - 1:30pm

Beethoven & Saint-Georges

2021–22 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor 
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Beethoven & Saint-Georges
Oct 16, 2021 - 8:00pm

Beethoven & Saint-Georges

2021–22 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor 
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
Oct 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

The end begins. Harry, Ron and Hermione go hunting for Horcruxes in part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 1 in Concert. Relive every harrowing moment as Harry and his friends rush to face Voldemort for the last time, with the full film accompanied by the NJSO in an experience you’ll never forget.

Performed in Newark at NJPAC
More Info for POSTPONED Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Oct 30, 2021 - 2:00pm

POSTPONED Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

Special Concert—See it on the big screen as the NJSO plays the score live.

In the epic finale to the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, the battle between good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war! Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert brings the final chapter to the big screen as the NJSO performs every note of the epic score from Alexandre Desplat. The stakes have never been higher!

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms
Nov 4, 2021 - 1:30pm

Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms
Nov 5, 2021 - 8:00pm

Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms
Nov 7, 2021 - 3:00pm

Daniil Trifonov Plays Brahms

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Grieg’s Piano Concerto
Jan 16, 2022 - 3:00pm

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

2021–22 Season

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
VLADIMIR FELTSMAN piano

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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More Info for Xian Zhang Conducts Marsalis & Dvořák
Jan 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

Xian Zhang Conducts Marsalis & Dvořák

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for 2022 Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 29, 2022 - 7:30pm

2022 Lunar New Year Celebration

2021–22 Season

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger as the NJSO continues a tradition that welcomes all audiences for a festive evening of community and cultural exchange.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Karen Gomyo Plays Mozart
Feb 18, 2022 - 8:00pm

Karen Gomyo Plays Mozart

2021–22 Season

FABIEN GABEL conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’
Feb 27, 2022 - 3:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathétique’

2021–22 Season

JOSÉ LUIS DOMÍNGUEZ conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin 
JP JOFRE bandoneon

Performed in Red Bank and Newark
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More Info for Ravel’s Boléro
Mar 4, 2022 - 8:00pm

Ravel’s Boléro

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BART FELLER flute
JONATHAN SPITZ cello

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Trifonov Is Back!
Mar 10, 2022 - 1:30pm

Trifonov Is Back!

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
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More Info for Trifonov Is Back!
Mar 12, 2022 - 8:00pm

Trifonov Is Back!

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
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More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5
Mar 31, 2022 - 1:30pm

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 & 4
Apr 2, 2022 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 & 4

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’
Apr 8, 2022 - 8:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’
Apr 10, 2022 - 3:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 28, 2022 - 1:30pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

2021–22 Season

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Morristown
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 30, 2022 - 8:00pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

2021–22 Season

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Morristown
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More Info for Mozart & Mendelssohn
June 2, 2022 - 1:30pm

Mozart & Mendelssohn

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BRENNAN SWEET violin
ELZBIETA WEYMAN viola
KATHLEEN NESTER piccolo

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
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More Info for Season Finale: An American Rhapsody
June 12, 2022 - 3:00pm

Season Finale:
An American Rhapsody

2021–22 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHRIS KOMER horn
AARON DWORKIN narrator

Performed in Red Bank and Newark
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