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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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My new favorite music venue

Awesome place to see a show. Really nice theater with excellent seating - not a bad seat in the house. Very classy looking place. The only problem was that there should have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Bayonne, NJ
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Bayonne, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome place to see a show. Really nice theater with excellent seating - not a bad seat in the house. Very classy looking place. The only problem was that there should have been more bartenders on duty. Can't wait to go back!

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Manorville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Ughhhhhhh......what a nightmare Newark is.....the horrible parking conditions pretty much ruined the day....it's like getting trapped in a rats maze... All the one way roads and lack of signage.....what should have been a fabulous occasion was ruined by the city of Newark😁

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New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

During the past few months, I have been lucky enough to be at NJPAC for several different shows. There is not a bad seat in the orchestra section. We prefer to drive in and there is a parking deck directly across the street from the PAC. The building is beautiful and often we find they host some entertainment in the... More 

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rutherford new jerser
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is the shinning star of the garden state. If you appreciate architecture and form the physical building is inspirational. The building is a art form unto itself. The interior is our carnegie hall. I have been a member for 14 years and where else can you see what the team at NJPAC brings for us?? Shen yuan, Jethro Tull,... More 

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

NJPAC is a short walk from Newark Penn Station so bus or train transportation is available. Things can get a little hectic when people are trying to get out of town and there is an event at the Prudential Center. There is light rail service to NJPAC or you can choose to drive-in to the venue. There is ample parking... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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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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27 helpful votes 27 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
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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62 helpful votes 62 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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