Play the part of a lifetime: You.

At NJPAC, the world is your stage and you have an important role to play. So jump in! Try something new. Find your voice and share your story. Sing, dance, act, and play an instrument. Have fun with hip hop, poetry, and jazz. Discover a welcoming community you can call your own. Be curious. Be creative. Be unstoppable. Be you! 

The level of instruction and positive energy that each artist brought to their respective class was amazing.
Amanda and Matthew
parents of an NJPAC student

Upcoming Virtual Events

AENJ 2020 – 2021 Virtual Art Exhibit

For the past decade, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center has been committed to displaying a rotating year-long exhibition of student artwork, curated by our great partners at the Art Educators of New Jersey (AENJ) in the lobby of the Victoria Theater.

Though we are socially distanced at this time, NJPAC is proud to continue celebrating student creativity and joy as we virtually present the AENJ 2020 Fall Art Exhibition.

Upcoming Virtual Programs

Schooltime Performances @ Home


We’ve put together several new online programs to boost at-home learning for young students. These programs are creative, they’re interactive, and they give your family a moment to break out of your normal routine and bond over something fun.

City Verses: Amplifying New Voices Through Jazz and Poetry

In this one-of-a-kind program co-founded by NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark, discover the extraordinary connection between poetry and jazz. These two art forms have intertwined throughout history, and now it’s your turn to create the magic that happens when they play together!

Band Together

Registration is now closed for the full 2020 semester.

Grades: 5 – 10
Full Year: Oct 6, 2020 – Apr 8, 2021
(break from Dec 18, 2020 –  Jan 4, 2021)
Class Times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:30PM – 5PM

Are you a beginner or intermediate musician? Our virtual after-school band is for you!

Act Out Loud

Ages: 10 – 15
Spring: Jan 23, 2021 – May 8, 2021
Class Times:
10AM – 12PM

Bring the house down (from home). Write the story you want to see on stage, and bring it to life! In NJPAC’s at-home acting class, you’ll form a virtual troupe with other actors your age.

Hip Hop Arts & Culture

Ages: 10 – 18
Winter: Jan 23, 2021 – Mar 13, 2021
Spring: Apr 10, 2021 – May 15, 2021
Class Times:

10AM – 12PM

Your voice, your style, your moves. Hip Hop is for everyone, everywhere! Express yourself through beat-making, dancing, rapping, and much more in NJPAC’s at-home online class.

Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens

Ages: 13 – 18
Spring: Jan 9, 2021 – May 1, 2021
Class Times:
11AM – 3PM

NJPAC’s jazz training program has gone digital! Develop your own style and strengths as you work with our faculty of world-class professional musicians.

Geri Allen Jazz Camp

Ages: 14 – 26
Summer: July 5, 2021 – July 11, 2021
Class Times:
11AM – 4:30PM

This one-week immersion program is an exciting opportunity for you to refine your jazz technique, grow your confidence and build community with other aspiring performers who identify as female or non-binary.


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