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! 

Introducing The Colton Institute
NJPAC’s Arts Education program has amplified student voices for decades. Now, we’re taking it to the next level with our exciting new initiative, The Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts. The Colton Institute develops creative kids, teens and young adults through Saturday classes, summer camps, coaching, career mentorship and professional performance opportunities. The Colton Institute also develops creative arts educators with leading-edge training for school districts, teachers and NJPAC faculty. All of this combines with dynamic research and innovation to serve as a national model for what 21st century arts education can be.

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 programs

Savion Glover’s Summer Intensive

Ages: 15–18
Dates: Aug 8–Sep 2
Rehearsals are all day in August and after school in September.
Tuition: Free

Geri Allen Jazz Camp Workshops

Ages: 13 – 26
Jul 11:    1pm-4pm
Jul 14:   11am-2pm
Aug 18: 12pm-3pm
Aug 22: 12pm-4pm
$50.00 per day
Purchase all four days for $150

Hip Hop

Summer Camp
Ages: 9 – 18
Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 5
Early Drop Off : 8:30AM
Programming: 9AM-3:30PM
Late Pickup: 4:30PM
Tuition: $1,000 per student

Colton Institute for
Training and Research in the Arts

Theater Arts

Summer Camp
Ages: 9 – 18
Dates: Jul 11 – Aug 5
Early Drop Off : 8:30AM
Programming: 9AM-3:30PM
Late Pickup: 4:30PM
Tuition: $1,000 per student

City Verses: Jazz and Poetry Summer Camp

Summer Programs
13 – 18
Dates: July 18 – 30
Times: 9:30AM – 4:15PM
Tuition: Free

city verses: amplifying new voices through jazz and poetry

Unlock the jazz in your poetry (and the poetry in your jazz!) In this one-of-a-kind program co-founded by NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark, discover the extraordinary connection between poetry and jazz.

Virtual Programs

Creative Coaching

Virtual Exhibits

AENJ 2021 – 2022 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 2021 – 2022 Winter Art Exhibition.


Your safety is our priority. Since the pandemic began, we’ve collaborated with medical professionals, invested in building upgrades, and put new procedures in place to protect our guests, staff, volunteers, and faculty. Just a few things you might want to know: All guests 2+ must wear a mask indoors. Faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated. Students 5+ must show proof of vaccination prior to the first in-person session. Arts Education programs are at reduced capacity to allow for safe distancing. And you can feel safe knowing our HVAC system meets industry standards for virus ionization and filtration and our cleaning processes follow all CDC recommendations. Further details on program protocols are here and specific details on procedures are shared upon completed registration and during program orientations.

NJPAC Center for Arts Education

24 Rector Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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