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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 07102-4501
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+1 973-642-8989

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Newark's Finest

Very beautiful establishment,the staff was friendly and helpful.My only issue was the air conditioning was not turned up enough

Reviewed 4 days ago
Newark, New Jersey
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Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful establishment,the staff was friendly and helpful.My only issue was the air conditioning was not turned up enough

Thank jayhube
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A pleasant surprise, such a beatific facility and with in walking distance of great parking and excellent restaurants. We saw Young Frankenstein with a guest appearance from Mel Brooks. He was hilarious. I am so glad I got to see him and hear his stories about such a great film.

Thank Bobbie Jo D
New Jersey
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45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to a performance on Shen Yun. It was just spectacular. The theater itself is lovely. We sat in a box on the third tier (Box E), and the view was surprisingly good - we only lost a small corner of the stage, really immaterial to our enjoying the performance. If you purchase a parking voucher when you buy... More 

Thank KosherAndGlutenFree
Valley Stream, NY
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited NJPAC for a concert and it was a blast. The seating appeared to be great no matter where you were at.

Thank JennyValleyStreamNY
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! This is the way a concert/stage venue should be. Starting with the parking, purchase a ParkWhiz parking pass when you purchase your tickets. Plenty of off-street parking attached to the venue. Excellent accommodations for handicapped parking, right at the entrance. Parking staff was very friendly and helpful. Next up, the entrance. A very friendly and accommodating staff. They couldn't... More 

Thank FromDelcoPA
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167 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw a terrific play there Friday night. Large jazz show coincident. The main lobby is visually spectacular - a real anchor for the arts downtown. Multiple halls for all sorts of events. Well marked - convenient to parking.

1 Thank rbrech
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

The arts center is a beautiful work of architecture. I was very impressed, our seat were easy to find once someone pointed us in the right direction. Our seats were all the way at the top so it was a little steep. The railing in front of our seats kind of obstructed the view so I had to lean forward... More 

1 Thank Jaime J
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I was there for the Trevor Noah show at 10:00 PM. The lines to get into the theater were long and very unorganized. Once inside the Show was good, but while leaving the line to pay for Parking was very long and slow process. After that it took an hour to exit the parking lot as i was parked on... More 

1 Thank pemmireddy
Marlboro, New Jersey
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369 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

NJ symphony is a very competent orchestra with a new music director. The hall has 5 levels of seats and the sound is very nice no matter where you're sitting. The tickets are easily 50% less than concert tix in NY or Philly. Parking isn't cheap at $17 for a Sunday afternoon but you can take NJ transit very easily.

1 Thank Joanne L
Pequannock, New Jersey
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417 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic show and venue. My wife and I came here to celebrate her birthday & we had a wonderful time. The venue is beautiful in sight & sound. The performance of Bolero was breathtaking. Great time.

Thank Rich H

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