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

2020–21 Season 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 CANCELED Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Oct 9, 2020 - 7:30pm

CANCELED Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Jennifer Koh performs a new violin concerto by Newark’s Tyshawn Sorey.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for CANCELED Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony
Oct 11, 2020 - 3:00pm

CANCELED Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony

Jennifer Koh performs a new violin concerto by Newark’s Tyshawn Sorey.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JENNIFER KOH violin

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
More Info for CANCELED Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’
Oct 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

CANCELED Zhang Conducts Mozart’s ‘Jupiter’

Also featuring NJSO principal musicians performing concertos!

XIAN ZHANG conductor
BART FELLER flute
JONATHAN SPITZ cello

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Newark and Morristown
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More Info for CANCELED Mozart & Brahms
Nov 5, 2020 - 1:30pm

CANCELED Mozart & Brahms

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 performed by Mexican-born pianist Jorge Federico Osorio.

JUN MÄRKL conductor
JORGE FEDERICO OSORIO piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
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More Info for CANCELED Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Nov 14, 2020 - 2:00pm

CANCELED Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2020–21 Season Family Concert

Performed in Newark
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More Info for CANCELED Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Nov 14, 2020 - 3:30pm

CANCELED Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2020–21 Season Family Concert

Performed in Newark
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More Info for CANCELED Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

CANCELED Jurassic Park in Concert

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

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience this epic film in HD with the NJSO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for CANCELED Jurassic Park in Concert
Nov 28, 2020 - 7:30pm

CANCELED Jurassic Park in Concert

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

Featuring visually stunning imagery and groundbreaking special effects, the action-packed adventure of Jurassic Park pits man against prehistoric predators in the ultimate battle for survival. Experience this epic film in HD with the NJSO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to picture. Welcome … to Jurassic Park!

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Featuring the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Dec 6, 2020 - 3:00pm

CANCELED Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Featuring the return of violinist Augustin Hadelich.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AUGUSTIN HADELICH violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Gershwin’s An American in Paris
Jan 15, 2021 - 8:00pm

Gershwin’s An American in Paris

2021 Winter Festival Week I: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TERRENCE WILSON piano
AARON DWORKIN narrator

Performed in Morristown, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F
Jan 23, 2021 - 8:00pm

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F

2021 Winter Festival Week II: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

FABIEN GABEL conductor
AARON DIEHL piano

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jan 31, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

2021 Winter Festival Week III: Gershwin & the Sounds of America

XIAN ZHANG conductor
CHRIS KOMER horn
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY CHOIR | Eric Conway, director

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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More Info for 2021 Lunar New Year Celebration
Feb 6, 2021 - 7:30pm

2021 Lunar New Year Celebration

Special Concert—Celebrate the year of the Ox with the NJSO!

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 25, 2021 - 1:30pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Gemma New conducts the NJSO premiere of Walton Symphony No. 1

GEMMA NEW conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown
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More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Feb 26, 2021 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Gemma New conducts the NJSO premiere of Walton Symphony No. 1

GEMMA NEW conductor
KAREN GOMYO violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 6, 2021 - 8:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Zhang Conducts Mahler 7
Mar 7, 2021 - 3:00pm

Zhang Conducts Mahler 7

2020–21 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
TOM BORROW piano

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Chopin’s First Piano Concerto
Mar 11, 2021 - 1:30pm

Chopin’s First Piano Concerto

Also featuring Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

XIAN ZHANG conductor
HAOCHEN ZHANG piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick
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More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Mar 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

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

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance—and unlikely heroes brought together by fate—are the galaxy’s only hope. Experience the complete film with the NJSO performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for POSTPONED: Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 20, 2021 - 2:00pm

POSTPONED: Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Experience this thrilling film like never before as the NJSO performs Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ exhilarating score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Mar 20, 2021 - 7:30pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

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

Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished, and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance—and unlikely heroes brought together by fate—are the galaxy’s only hope. Experience the complete film with the NJSO performing John Williams’ thrilling score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for POSTPONED: Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert
Mar 20, 2021 - 7:30pm

POSTPONED: Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Concert

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Experience this thrilling film like never before as the NJSO performs Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ exhilarating score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Vadim Gluzman returns to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2

MARIO VENZAGO conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Apr 10, 2021 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Vadim Gluzman returns to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2

MARIO VENZAGO conductor
VADIM GLUZMAN violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 29, 2021 - 1:30pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
Apr 30, 2021 - 8:00pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky
May 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

Conrad Tao Plays Tchaikovsky

Also featuring Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9

JADER BIGNAMINI conductor
CONRAD TAO piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for The Composer Is Dead
May 15, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Composer Is Dead

2020–21 Season Family Concert

A guest actor will take on the famous role of Lemony Snicket—best known for the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events—in the musical mystery The Composer Is Dead, with music by Nathaniel Stookey.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for The Composer Is Dead
May 15, 2021 - 3:30pm

The Composer Is Dead

2020–21 Season Family Concert

A guest actor will take on the famous role of Lemony Snicket—best known for the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events—in the musical mystery The Composer Is Dead, with music by Nathaniel Stookey.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO
May 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

Alma Deutscher Debuts with the NJSO

Special Concert

ALMA DEUTSCHER composer, violin, piano
MICHAEL FRANCIS conductor

Program to include selections from:
ALMA DEUTSCHER Violin Concerto
ALMA DEUTSCHER Piano Concerto

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More Info for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert
June 5, 2021 - 7:30pm

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
More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 10, 2021 - 1:30pm

Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Joshua Bell Returns
June 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Joshua Bell Returns

Hear the nation’s most acclaimed violinist perform Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto No. 1

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOSHUA BELL violin

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Sep 24, 2021 - 7:30pm

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Danny Elfman’s unforgettable music comes to life with a full choir and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, enhanced by Tim Burton’s vivid original sketches, drawings and film clips on the big screen.

Performed in Newark
More Info for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton
Sep 25, 2021 - 7:30pm

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Danny Elfman’s unforgettable music comes to life with a full choir and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, enhanced by Tim Burton’s vivid original sketches, drawings and film clips on the big screen.

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

RESCHEDULED. 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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