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 Orchestra, 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.

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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.

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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

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 The Sound of Stories: A Collaboration with Nimbus Dance
May 22, 2022 - 2:00pm

The Sound of Stories: A Collaboration with Nimbus Dance

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert

Tong Chen conductor
Jee-Hoon Krska host
Nimbus Dance
New Jersey Symphony

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

Mozart & Mendelssohn

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Brennan Sweet violin
Elzbieta Weyman viola
Kathleen Nester piccolo
New Jersey Symphony

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

Season Finale:
An American Rhapsody

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Chris Komer horn
Manuel Valera piano
Ismail Lawal drums
Diallo House bass
Aaron Dworkin poetjournalist
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Yefim Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff
Oct 7, 2022 - 8:00pm

Yefim Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff

Opening Weekend! New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Yefim Bronfman piano
Nimbus Dance Company
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
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More Info for Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms
Oct 20, 2022 - 1:30pm

Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Michelle Cann piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms
Oct 23, 2022 - 3:00pm

Xian Zhang Conducts Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Michelle Cann piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and Princeton
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More Info for Jaws in Concert
Oct 29, 2022 - 8:00pm

Jaws in Concert

New Jersey Symphony at the Movies

Nicholas Hersh conductor
New Jersey Symphony

The original summer movie blockbuster, with an Academy Award®-winning score by composer John Williams, Jaws is an unforgettable film-with-live-orchestra experience!

In the words of Chief Brody, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!”

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Centennial Gala Event
Nov 12, 2022 - 5:00pm

Centennial Gala Event

Celebrating 100 Years - New Jersey Symphony Special Event

SAVE THE DATE! Join the New Jersey Symphony and celebrate our milestone anniversary in style. This pinnacle event marks 100 years of musical excellence, innovation and inclusion—and we are so excited to celebrate it with you. Join Music Director Xian Zhang, your favorite orchestra musicians and legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma for a night to remember. 

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More Info for Centennial Gala & Concert with Yo-Yo Ma
Nov 12, 2022 - 7:30pm

Centennial Gala & Concert with Yo-Yo Ma

Celebrating 100 Years - New Jersey Symphony Special Concert

Xian Zhang conductor
Yo-Yo Ma cello
New Jersey Ballet
New Jersey Symphony

IT’S HERE! This landmark event marks 100 years of musical excellence, innovation and inclusion—and we are so excited to celebrate it with you. The legendary and groundbreaking cellist Yo-Yo Ma will take center stage to masterfully perform the king of cello concertos: Dvořák’s passionate concerto. Join Music Director Xian Zhang and your favorite orchestra musicians for a night to remember.

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Jessie Montgomery & Mozart
Nov 17, 2022 - 1:30pm

Jessie Montgomery & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

George Manahan conductor
Awadagin Pratt piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick
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More Info for Hugh Wolff Conducts Beethoven & Mozart
Dec 2, 2022 - 8:00pm

Hugh Wolff Conducts Beethoven & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Hugh Wolff conductor
Richard Goode piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
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More Info for A Joyful Noise!
Dec 3, 2022 - 2:00pm

A Joyful Noise!

New Jersey Symphony Family Concert

New Jersey Symphony

Spotlighting celebrated artists from Newark and beyond, the New Jersey Symphony lauds the power of the first instrument—the human voice—with a gospel music-inspired holiday extravaganza. Come ready to sing, dance and clap along!

Performed in Newark
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More Info for Hugh Wolff Conducts Beethoven & Mozart
Dec 4, 2022 - 3:00pm

Hugh Wolff Conducts Beethoven & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Hugh Wolff conductor
Richard Goode piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark
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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
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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
New Jersey Symphony

Music Director Xian Zhang ignited the first Lunar New Year Celebration five years ago, and this festive tradition gets more vibrant with each iteration. Join us for this evening of community and cultural exchange that is wonderful for families and children as we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.

Performed in Newark
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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
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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

Celebrate the music of iconic composer John Williams as your New Jersey Symphony brings to life some of his most legendary film scores. Relive the magic themes of Harry Potter, Jaws, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and more!

Note: John Williams does not appear on this performance. This concert features selections from John Williams’ scores; no film projection.

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
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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 and Morristown
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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
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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
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More Info for Fauré’s Requiem with Jacques Lacombe
Mar 30, 2023 - 1:30pm

Fauré’s Requiem with Jacques Lacombe

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Jacques Lacombe conductor
Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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More Info for Link Up: The Orchestra Moves
Mar 31, 2023 - 9:45am

Link Up: The Orchestra Moves

Concerts for Young People

Students will discover how music compels us to move our bodies and create dance. Together we’ll discover the ways in which music made by the orchestra moves through space from high to low, filling the spaces in between with harmonies, timbres and textures. The Link Up program addresses National Core Arts Standards for Music.

Performed in Morristown
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More Info for Fauré’s Requiem with Jacques Lacombe
Mar 31, 2023 - 8:00pm

Fauré’s Requiem with Jacques Lacombe

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Jacques Lacombe conductor
Montclair State University Chorale | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

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

Steven Mackey & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Felicia Moore 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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