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New Jersey Performing Arts Center at South Newark
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
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New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Situated in the heart of downtown Newark, this dynamic, 3,700-seat performing arts and entertainment venue features a full calendar of exciting concerts and other live events throughout the year. Boasting headliners and famous names like Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma, Garrison Keillor, Diana Krall, Bob Dylan, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and the Grammy Award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, as well as a variety of special events and festivals, this state-of-the-art performing arts facility has hosted more than 9 million visitors since it opened in 1997.


Prices -

Varies by event.

Hours -

Varies by event. Box office is open from noon-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday.


  • Democracy of Jazz Festival
  • Sounds of the City
  • Hip Hop Nutcracker


  • Concerts
  • Dance performances
  • Cabaret performances
  • Spoken word series
  • Live theater performances
  • Arts education programs


  • What is the capacity of the new jersey performing arts center?

    The center offers a total of 3,752 seats in its four venues. The Prudential Hall features 2,800 seats, the Victoria Theatre features 514 seats, the Chase Room features 350 seats, and the Horizon Theater features 88 seats.
  • What events are at the new jersey performing arts center?

    The venue hosts a variety of different events throughout the year, including many genres of musical concerts, live theater shows, dance performances, music festivals, and much more.

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