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New Jersey Performing Arts Center

1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102 (Newark Central Business District)
973-642-8989
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

great sound, seating-view, big hall ambiance, easy safe parking. there's nothing to dislike. there are programs for every taste. We like classical music and have seen great performances here for years.

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Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

During the summer months, NJPAC hosts concerts where various entertainers come to display their music. Beautiful mini concerts to relax and to enjoy.

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

One of the jewels in the crown of Newark's Renaissance. Great shows and many outdoor activities in the summer months.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Local and international artists and shows are highlighted in their season. (I have seen Michael Feinstein and Petula Clark upclose!) Subscriptions are also priced well if you are local. Check out their social networks for other deals- like rentals and such. *Arrive early and try to find local parking.

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Newark, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I got front row seats to see El Gran Combo. I've been dreaming about this since I was 9. The ushers didn't do a good enough job keeping drunk obnoxious people from other sections running to the stage and trying to interact with the band as they sang and danced. If I could buy $20 tickets and get out of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Been here twice in the past few months. Traveled from NYC, The first time by train, Didn't like the environment surrounding the neighborhood during the half mile walking from the train to the Performing Arts Center, plenty of Homeless sleeping and aggressively panhandling . Second time took the car, Great choice, plenty of parking for fifteen dollars if you buy... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Absolutely wonderful performance,Johnny has not lost a step. great comedian for intermission who knew the audience & did a great job of playing to the crowd. great sound quality at NJPAC. Love this venue

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New York City, New York
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184 attraction reviews
1,563 helpful votes 1,563 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

NJPAC is a large beautiful auditorium which showcases theatre as well as concerts. I saw a classical evening production. The acoustics are a very high standard. It is kept spotless and it is very well run.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The NJPAC is a very nice, beautiful venue. It seems almost out of place compared to the rest of downtown. If you even have a chance to see a performance here I highly recommend the place.

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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We attended an excellent concert by the musician Rodriguez who was the subject of the 2012 Oscar winning documentary Searching for Sugarman. A wonderful evening in a world class facility.

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