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 New Jersey Symphony, call 1.888.466.5722.
For the NJPAC administrative offices, call 973.642.8989.

Covid Safety Protocols

Patrons attending performances are required to abide by the safety protocols of the venue. Please visit the venue's website prior to attending your performance for the latest safety protocol information.

More information and policies

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 2021–22 season are $19 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2021–22 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2022.

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 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra would be happy to assist. Call New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

Additional information on accessibility at New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 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.

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 Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms
Jan 7, 2023 - 8:00pm

Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Newark and Morristown
More Info for 2023 Lunar New Year Celebration
Jan 21, 2023 - 7:30pm

2023 Lunar New Year Celebration

Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit

Xian Zhang conductor
Tong Chen conductor
Nancy Zhou violin
Chelsea Guo piano
Min Kwon piano
Peking University Alumni Chorus
Starry Arts Group Children’s Chorus
| Rebecca Shen, Director
Edison Chinese School Lion Dance Team
New Jersey Symphony

Li Huanzhi Spring Festival Overture             
Zhao Jiping
Violin Concerto No. 1                                                                 
Chen Qigang
Er Huang                                                                                  
James Ra
 Fantasia on Sae Taryeong                   
Bizet
“Choeur des gamins” from Carmen                                                            
Traditional (arr. Liu)
Di Li, Di Li      
Li Shutong (arr. Hersh)
Farewell at Long Pavilion
Sartori (arr. Hersh) Con te partirò                                                                

Performed in Newark
More Info for Hilary Hahn & Xian Zhang Unite!
Jan 29, 2023 - 3:00pm

Hilary Hahn & Xian Zhang Unite!

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Hilary Hahn violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly  Hallows™ Part 2 in Concert
Feb 4, 2023 - 2:00pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart 2 in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

The final battle begins. You can experience Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in a way you’ve never seen it before! The New Jersey Symphony performs Alexandre Desplat’s iconic score as the film is projected onto a high-definition screen that puts you in the middle of the action. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness Harry and his friends face off for the last time against their foes.

Performed in Newark
More Info for The Best of John Williams
Feb 25, 2023 - 8:00pm

The Best of John Williams

New Jersey Symphony Special Concert - Symphony Celebration

Damon Gupton conductor
New Jersey Symphony

John Williams Superman March
                           Shark Theme from Jaws
                           Theme from Jurassic Park
                           Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
                           Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick
                           Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
                           Cowboys Overture
                           Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
                           Selections from Star Wars
                                          Across the Stars from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
                                          Anakin’s Theme from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
                                          Imperial March from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
                           March from 1941
                           With Malice Toward None from Lincoln
                           Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Mar 3, 2023 - 8:00pm

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Montclair State University Prima Voce | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
Mar 5, 2023 - 3:00pm

Mahler’s Symphony No. 3

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano
Montclair State University Prima Voce | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
More Info for New Jersey Symphony Stars
Mar 16, 2023 - 1:30pm

New Jersey Symphony Stars

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Eric Wyrick violin
Ha Young Jung bass
Chris Komer horn
Garth Greenup trumpet
Nayoung Baek cello
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky
Mar 25, 2023 - 8:00pm

Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Neeme Järvi conductor 
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
More Info for Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky
Mar 26, 2023 - 3:00pm

Neeme Järvi Conducts Tchaikovsky

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Neeme Järvi conductor 
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
More Info for Fauré’s Requiem
Mar 30, 2023 - 1:30pm

Fauré’s Requiem

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Eric Jacobsen conductor
Tiffany Townsend soprano
Reginald Smith Jr. baritone
Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Fauré’s Requiem
Mar 31, 2023 - 8:00pm

Fauré’s Requiem

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Eric Jacobsen conductor
Tiffany Townsend soprano
Reginald Smith Jr. baritone
Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Steven Mackey & Mozart
Apr 22, 2023 - 8:00pm

Steven Mackey & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Meigui Zhang soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano mezzo-soprano
Alicia Olatuja mezzo-soprano
Sean Panikkar tenor
Nathan Berg bass-baritone
Steven Mackey electric guitar
Princeton University Glee Club | Gabriel Crouch, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Symphonie fantastique
Apr 27, 2023 - 1:30pm

Symphonie fantastique

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Gemma New conductor
George Li piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Hooray for Bollywood!
May 13, 2023 - 2:00pm

Hooray for Bollywood!

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert

New Jersey Symphony

Take a musical journey inspired by Bollywood, the Indian Hindi-language film industry. Hear captivating stories of Bollywood’s meteoric rise to international fame and dance along with special guests to signature music, moves and lyrics of this thrilling genre.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert
May 20, 2023 - 8:00pm

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor
New Jersey Symphony

Coming to New Jersey from a galaxy far, far away—experience Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back like never before as your New Jersey Symphony performs John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the entire film. “You must feel the Force around you ...”

Performed in Morristown, Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
June 1, 2023 - 1:30pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Randall Goosby violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
June 3, 2023 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Randall Goosby violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick
More Info for Season Finale with Joshua Bell
June 9, 2023 - 8:00pm

Season Finale with Joshua Bell

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Joshua Bell violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for Season Finale with Joshua Bell
June 11, 2023 - 3:00pm

Season Finale with Joshua Bell

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Joshua Bell violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Red Bank