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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. As we prepare for a return to live programming in the months ahead, we will continue 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.

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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

(July 2021) NYO-USA is in the house! Each summer, Carnegie Hall brings together more than 200 of the finest teen musicians from across the country to perform as part of its three acclaimed national youth ensembles: the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), NYO2, and NYO Jazz. All three ensembles have arrived on campus for an intensive month of music-making and mentorship here at The PAC. What a treat to have our theatres full of energy and music again! Follow @nyo.usa on Instagram and @nyousa and @nyojazz on Facebook to view photos, and join us for their culminating performance from our Concert Hall on July 24

Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, has assumed the role of Interim Managing Director of The PAC, effective March 2021. With 17 years of experience at Purchase, Fitzpatrick is working 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. 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 and a resource for educators while presenting a broad range of virtual programming for the community that inspires, engages, and sparks critical conversations. Learn more about The Purchase PAC.
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. Visit our COVID-19 information page..


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