Air Play on stage at The Performing Arts Center


Experience something real. Each year, The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College presents a season of performances by world-class professional artists, offering chamber music, jazz, popular music, contemporary dance, and family programming. Click the heading or photo to get tickets and learn more about upcoming events at The Purchase PAC.

Kids watching an Arts In Education Audience at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College


Through our Education & Engagement programs, The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College is committed to providing a fully immersive, educational arts experience for all ages. Click the heading or photo above to learn more.

Tech rental on The Performing Arts Center's Concert Hall stage

Facility Rentals

The Purchase PAC’s theatres, lobby areas, and support spaces are available as facility rentals for high-quality musical recordings, technical rehearsals, film and TV shoots, and community events. Our spaces can be adapted in a myriad of ways to suit your needs. Click the heading or photo to learn more.

Dorrance Dance


Keep the arts and your home for extraordinary experiences thriving! Make a 100% tax-deductible donation today. Click the heading or photo to make your gift today.


The PAC News & Notes

Best of Westchester We’re humbled and grateful that The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College was selected by the readers of Westchester Magazine as “Best Theatre (Professional)” in Westchester County. We’ll be participating in the big Best of Westchester party on Wednesday, July 24. See you there? Learn more about Best of Westchester here.
(June 25, 2025) The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College will present a full season of world-class performing arts events starting in September of 2024. Tickets will go on sale Monday, July 1. The upcoming professional presenting season will feature a broad range of events including familiar audience favorites, Purchase alumni, innovative emerging artists, and opportunities for creative encounters and engagement. Read or download the season press release here.
(January 5, 2024) We are thrilled to announce that we are starting this new year having received some wonderful news that will go a long way toward supporting our plans for the future – we have been awarded a $40,000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), as part of an initiative to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Through New York State’s continued investment in arts and culture, NYSCA has awarded over $80 million since Spring 2023 to over 1,500 artists and organizations across the state. You can read the press release announcing the award by clicking here.
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For over forty years, THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (The PAC), a four-theatre complex located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY, has been the hub of a creative community that brings together internationally acclaimed artists, rising stars, creative practitioners, and an inspirational array of loyal patrons and friends in a celebration of the performing arts. It is this mix of artistry and friendship that has forged The Purchase PAC’s legacy as the apex of the performing arts in our region – and it is the same bond that sustains us. Learn more about The Purchase PAC.



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