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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

2019–20 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

May 11, 2019 - 2:00pm

Family: 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

Family: 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

2018–19 Season

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

2018–19 Season

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
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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
Oct 11, 2019 - 7:30pm

Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Women of NEWARK VOICES
Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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Oct 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Opening Weekend: Holst’s The Planets in HD

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Women of NEWARK VOICES
Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Newark and Red Bank
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Oct 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

2019–20 Season

Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ on the big screen in high definition as the NJSO performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score live.

Performed in Newark
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Oct 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert

2019–20 Season

Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert! Relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ on the big screen in high definition as the NJSO performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score live.

Performed in Newark
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Nov 3, 2019 - 3:00pm

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

MARKUS STENZ conductor
JUHO POHJONEN piano

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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Nov 7, 2019 - 1:30pm

Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NING FENG violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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Nov 9, 2019 - 8:00pm

Spanish- and French-Inspired Showpieces

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NING FENG violin

Performed in Newark and Morristown
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Nov 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

Family: Peter and the Wolf

2019–20 Season Family Series

Join the NJSO and a guest narrator for this timeless fairy tale, in which charming melodies and fantastical characters introduce the different instruments of the orchestra.

Performed in Newark
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Nov 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

Family: Peter and the Wolf

2019–20 Season Family Series

Join the NJSO and a guest narrator for this timeless fairy tale, in which charming melodies and fantastical characters introduce the different instruments of the orchestra.

Performed in Newark
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Dec 5, 2019 - 1:30pm

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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Dec 6, 2019 - 8:00pm

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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Dec 8, 2019 - 3:00pm

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
GEORGE LI piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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Jan 3, 2020 - 8:00pm

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
INON BARNATAN piano

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
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Jan 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Mozart’s Don Giovanni

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
Singers from the METROPOLITAN OPERA’S LINDEMANN YOUNG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
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Jan 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMON TRPČESKI piano

Performed in Princeton, New Brunswick and Newark
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Jan 25, 2020 - 7:30pm

Lunar New Year Celebration

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
Soloists, performers and program details to be announced.

Performed in Newark
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Jan 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

Classical Mystery Tour: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

2019–20 Season

Beatlemania is back! Relive one of the most iconic albums in rock history as Classical Mystery Tour performs Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band with the NJSO. Hear classic songs from “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” to “When I'm Sixty-Four” to “A Day in the Life”—plus more of the greatest hits from The Beatles’ entire catalogue.

CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR
MARTIN HERMAN
conductor

Performed in Newark
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Feb 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Movie Series

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the NJSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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Feb 8, 2020 - 7:30pm

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

2019–20 Pops Movie Series

In the spectacular climactic sixth episode of the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker joins R2-D2, C-3PO and Princess Leia to free Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt and launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet. Watch the complete film unfold as the NJSO performs John Williams’ legendary score live.

Performed in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick
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Feb 27, 2020 - 1:30pm

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
SIMONE PORTER violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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Mar 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

CHRISTOPH KÖNIG conductor
SIMONE PORTER violin

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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Mar 21, 2020 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark and New Brunswick
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Mar 26, 2020 - 1:30pm

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
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Mar 27, 2020 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ROBERT WAGNER bassoon

Performed in Newark, Red Bank and Morristown
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Apr 4, 2020 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

2019–20 Season

HENRIK NÁNÁSI conductor

Performed in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick
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Apr 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Movie Series

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
Apr 18, 2020 - 7:30pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert

2019–20 Pops Movie Series

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
May 1, 2020 - 8:00pm

Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven

2019–20 Season

NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin
EDUARDO RIOS violin
ADRIANA ROSIN violin

Performed in Newark, New Brunwick and Morristown
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May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price, Leonard Bernstein and more!

Performed in Newark
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May 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

Family: The ‘New World’ Symphony & Beyond!

2019–20 Season Family Series

Hear how the rich tapestry of America has inspired music of dizzying diversity—from Dvořák’s first encounters with the “New World,” to Florence Price, Leonard Bernstein and more!

Performed in Newark
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May 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
AKIKO SUWANAI violin

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
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May 30, 2020 - 7:30pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

2019–20 Season

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
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June 4, 2020 - 1:30pm

Season Finale: Mozart & Mahler

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
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June 7, 2020 - 3:00pm

Season Finale: Mozart & Mahler

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
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