Experience. Something. Real.
Welcome to The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College. This four-theatre complex is the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York–Southwestern Connecticut region, and the largest program in the SUNY system.
The Center presents a broad range of performances that engage, challenge, and educate as well as entertain, offering music, dance, theatre, and film to audiences from Westchester and the surrounding communities.
Music presenting ranges from classical to pop and features the leading artists of our time as well as emerging stars; as the major regional presenter of dance, programs have included only area appearances of several important traditional, contemporary, and folkloric companies; theatre presentations reflect a deep commitment to presenting innovative ensembles.
The Center’s on-going initiatives also encompass artist partnerships, residency activities, and commissions; creating opportunities for students to participate in the artistic process; increasing educational opportunities in the arts for k -12 students and multi-generational learners; and revitalizing efforts in the community to make the arts more accessible to broad and diverse audiences.