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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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World-class venue in a resurging city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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Morris County, NJ
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Morris County, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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Litchfield Park, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the best halls I've been in. Good sight and sound and elegant decor. Every time I've been I've heard the New Jersey Symphony. They're well match to the acoustic.

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Neshanic Station,NJ
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128 reviews 128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited a few times for popular and classical music concerts. Easy access from nearby parking lots. Easy to get around with friendly staff.

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Piscataway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The atmosphere was very friendly. Assistants were prepared and willing to guide customers to their seats.

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