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Experience something…virtual. The Purchase PAC has always been the place to see world-class performing arts: music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, and family programming. With the theatres currently closed, we embark on a mission to deliver the arts directly to you. Click the heading or photo to learn more.

Arts In Education Audience


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.

Bar Mitzvah set up

Facility Rentals

Although we remain unable to support rentals with audiences or crowds just now, other kinds of facility rental inquiries are welcome. The theatres, lobby areas, and support spaces can be adapted in a myriad of ways to suit your needs. Click the heading or photo to learn more.

Dorrance Dance


The financial impact of canceling performances is severe, and our ability to recover will depend greatly on your support. Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to help ensure that the arts will thrive again. Click the heading or photo to make your gift today.


The PAC News & Notes

May 2021: Spring is always such an optimistic time, a season of renewal. This year even more than most we feel that energy and are looking ahead with optimism and hope. As student-centered activities wrap up, we are setting our sights on the future and laying out plans for the summer, for the fall, and beyond. Those plans include embarking on critical maintenance projects, a slew of rental activity, and a greater variety of virtual programming. Read more about our plans for the future on our blog.

March 5, 2021:  Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, has assumed the role of Interim Managing Director of The PAC. With 17 years of experience at Purchase, Fitzpatrick will work directly with PAC Department heads and help the College oversee The PAC until new, permanent leadership is appointed. Fitzpatrick also continues as Director of the Neuberger Museum. Christy Havard, who acted as The PAC’s Interm Managing Director in early 2021, has returned to her role as Director of Production for The PAC. Click here to read Tracy Fitzpatrick’s bio.

For over forty years, THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (The PAC), a four-theatre complex located on the campus of Purchase College, has been the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York–Southwestern Connecticut region. While The PAC has been closed to the public since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The PAC continues to operate as a safe learning space for Purchase College students, a resource for educators, and as the main COVID-19 testing center for the Purchase College campus, while continuing to present a broad range of virtual programming for the community that inspires, engages, and sparks critical conversations. Click here to learn more about us.
Our COVID-19 information page is updated monthly, or when there is new information to share. It also includes a link to the Purchase College website, so you can find out what’s happening on campus. Click here to visit our COVID-19 information page.


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