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New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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Address: 1 Center St, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone Number: 973-642-8989
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Gladys Knight

This is a wonderful venue just the right size. It is hard to get a bad seat. Staff is helpful. The only negative is at intermission they have so few worker for the bar and snacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful venue just the right size. It is hard to get a bad seat. Staff is helpful. The only negative is at intermission they have so few worker for the bar and snacks that you can spend the whole time waiting on line.

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New York City, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to NJPAC. We did not have to leave the restaurant located in the arts center in order to get to our seats. There was a large elevator in the restaurant that takes you to the floor where your seats are located. We had aisle seats since my husband is tall and I knew he'd be... More 

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Pompton Plain, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We recently saw a comedian at the NJPAC. The venue is very beautiful. I enjoy smaller venue, and our seats where too far away, but ok because it was a comedian. Couldn't quite appreciate the "fat jokes", because he actually appeared quite little to us. Anyway, my biggest problem is the location. Although you have a decent crowd moving through... More 

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Morris County, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I have been members since it opened over 15 years ago. The hall is exquisite as is its sound; the best classical orchestras and soloists include it in their itinerary as do many first-line popular artists as well. The staff is courteous and attentive, the seats are comfortable and the view of the stage is excellent from... More 

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Newburgh, New York
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202 reviews 202 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just attended an event at the NJPAC for the first time and came away very impressed. Beautiful facility, comfortable seating and convenient parking. It's in Newark, so stay close, but will look for more opportunities to come back in the future. Only nit to pick is the entry is a bit disorganized. Kind of a mob scene getting to the... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

When we first got there, the doors to the venue were not open. The lady in front found us a warm spot in the lobby for my child to sit until the doors opened. When the doors opened, we were kindly directed to the elevator. When we got to our floor, we were lucky enough to meet up with Belva.... More 

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Northern Nj
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is the most beautiful modern theatre I've ever been in. We've come here for orchestral concerts, comedy ( Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python ) and most recently, Bob Dylan. Even from the Third tier, the view of the stage and acoustics were excellent. Parking is easy and secure at the Military Park underground garage across the street ( entrance... More 

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Cranford, NJ
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This place is close to home and it get's top talent. I've seen Jerry Seinfeld here and this weekend I saw comic Robert Klein. The staff is always nice, polite, and professional. The venue is immaculate and you always feel safe. The night we were there, there were two other shows going on in the other theaters. They were so... More 

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Warwick, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We went here for the first time yesterday to see Evil Dead the Musical. We were immediately struck by the how beautiful the building is. Inside we were greeted by incredibly friendly staff. While we waited for the Victoria theater to open we spoke with a very friendly staff member. He told us all about the area and gave us... More 

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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been to NJPAC many times and have always revel in the wonderful acoustics of this beautiful concert hall. I saw Chris Botti on November 14 and he was, as usual, fabulous and presented a diverse set which included jazz, orchestral picees and an almost operatic set. I love NJPAC.

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