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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 2018–19 season are $18 each and can be purchased in advance by calling 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476). The 2018–19 season vouchers must be used by June 30, 2019.

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

2017–18 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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Pops Seating in Prudential Hall

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Family seating in Victoria Theater

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Upcoming Events

Dec 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert Live to Film

Presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NJPAC’s Prudential Hall will transform into Halloween Town for this very special screening of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Danny Elfman’s score performed live by the NJSO.

THIAGO TIBERIO conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark
Dec 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert Live to Film

Presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center

NJPAC’s Prudential Hall will transform into Halloween Town for this very special screening of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, with Danny Elfman’s score performed live by the NJSO.

THIAGO TIBERIO conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark
Jan 5, 2019 - 3:00pm

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

2018–19 Pops Movie Series

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped—with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Star Wars and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra join forces for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen with the NJSO performing John Williams’ legendary score live.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Red Bank
Jan 5, 2019 - 8:00pm

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

2018–19 Pops Movie Series

After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped—with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Star Wars and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra join forces for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert, featuring the iconic movie on the big screen with the NJSO performing John Williams’ legendary score live.

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Red Bank
Jan 12, 2019 - 8:00pm

Emanuel Ax & Xian Zhang

2019 Winter Festival: Music Speaks

XIAN ZHANG conductor
EMANUEL AX piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
Jan 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Dawn Upshaw & Xian Zhang

2019 Winter Festival: Music Speaks

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DAWN UPSHAW soprano
JAY ANDERSON bass | FRANK KIMBROUGH piano | SCOTT ROBINSON clarinet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
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Jan 25, 2019 - 8:00pm

Daniil Trifonov & Xian Zhang

2019 Winter Festival: Music Speaks

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DANIIL TRIFONOV piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Morristown, Newark and New Brunswick
Feb 2, 2019 - 6:00pm

Special Event: Chinese New Year Celebration Gala

Includes the Chinese New Year Celebration concert!

Performed in Newark
Feb 2, 2019 - 7:30pm

Chinese New Year Celebration Concert

2018–19 Season

Start a new tradition at the NJSO’s first-ever Chinese New Year celebration, conducted by Xian Zhang. Whether you live in Newark or hail from its Chinese sister city, Xuzhou, you have a seat amongst the family of music lovers at the NJSO!

LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture (NJSO Premiere)
TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection (NJSO Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy
Opera Choruses and Traditional Chinese Songs

XIAN ZHANG conductor
MIN KWON piano
ERIC WYRICK violin
JONATHAN SPITZ cello
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark
Mar 2, 2019 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

2018–19 Season

HANS GRAF conductor
JEFFREY KAHANE piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood and Newark
Mar 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto

2018–19 Season

HANS GRAF conductor
JEFFREY KAHANE piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood and Newark
Mar 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

Debussy Masterworks

2018–19 Season

JUN MÄRKL conductor
INGRID FLITER piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Red Bank
Mar 8, 2019 - 8:00pm

Debussy Masterworks

2018–19 Season

JUN MÄRKL conductor
INGRID FLITER piano
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Red Bank
Mar 23, 2019 - 8:00pm

Zhang Conducts Brahms 4

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
JOHANNES MOSER cello
Members of the NJSO HORN SECTION
  Chris Komer
principal | Andrea Menousek | Lawrence DiBello; Eric Reed horn
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Morristown, Newark and Princeton
Apr 5, 2019 - 8:00pm

Sarod & Scheherazade

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AMJAD ALI KHAN sarod (pictured)
AMAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
AYAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Apr 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

Sarod & Scheherazade

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
AMJAD ALI KHAN sarod (pictured)
AMAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
AYAAN ALI BANGASH sarod
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
Apr 13, 2019 - 8:00pm

Mary Poppins in Concert with the NJSO

2018–19 Pops Movie Series

Step in time, it’s one heart-tugging, toe-tapping song after another in the beloved film Mary Poppins! This family-friendly, symphonic cinema event features the five-time Oscar-winning classic Disney film unfolding on the big screen with the NJSO performing the charming and delightful musical score. Don’t miss this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious wonder live with the NJSO!

STUART CHAFETZ conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Red Bank
Apr 25, 2019 - 1:30pm

Xian Conducts Mozart

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN piano (pictured)
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Morristown, Newark and Red Bank
May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

The Sound of Stories: Harry Potter & More!

2018–19 Family Concert

It’s a season of stories in music at the NJSO, and you get in on the fun, too! Listen in wonder as some of your favorite stories are told through music, including Tchaikovsky’s enchanted The Nutcracker and magical Swan Lake, romantic Romeo and Juliet and even the tale of your favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter!

Performed in Newark
May 11, 2019 - 3:30pm

The Sound of Stories: Harry Potter & More!

2018–19 Family Concert

It’s a season of stories in music at the NJSO, and you get in on the fun, too! Listen in wonder as some of your favorite stories are told through music, including Tchaikovsky’s enchanted The Nutcracker and magical Swan Lake, romantic Romeo and Juliet and even the tale of your favorite boy wizard, Harry Potter!

Performed in Newark
May 16, 2019 - 1:30pm

Art of the Double Concerto

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
ANNELLE GREGORY violin
STEVEN MACKEY electric guitar
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Princeton
May 18, 2019 - 8:00pm

Art of the Double Concerto

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
ANNELLE GREGORY violin
STEVEN MACKEY electric guitar
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Princeton
June 1, 2019 - 2:00pm

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Year Five begins! Between crushing on Cho Chang, studying for his O.W.L.s and the ever-growing number of detentions from Professor Umbridge™, Harry Potter™ must find the time to discover the secret of his terrible nightmares! See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert on the big screen in high-definition and experience the NJSO performing Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score live.

Performed in Newark
June 1, 2019 - 7:30pm

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

Year Five begins! Between crushing on Cho Chang, studying for his O.W.L.s and the ever-growing number of detentions from Professor Umbridge™, Harry Potter™ must find the time to discover the secret of his terrible nightmares! See Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert on the big screen in high-definition and experience the NJSO performing Nicholas Hooper’s iconic score live.

Performed in Newark
June 9, 2019 - 3:00pm

Blockbuster All-Orchestral Season Finale

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood, Newark, Princeton and Red Bank