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


Our community is built on a tradition of world-class performances and creative engagement. Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to help ensure that our artistic legacy continues. Click the heading or photo to make your gift today.


The PAC News & Notes

(February 1, 2024) On Saturday, February 10, the inaugural Purchase College Latin Jazz Festival will take place right here at The Purchase PAC. The festival will include two events: The Purchase College Jazz Festival High School Band Competition at 3:30pm and A Tribute to Eddie Palmieri at 8pm. Click here to read the full press release.
(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.
(Purchase, New York – October 17, 2023) The Purchase PAC 2023-2024 Dance Series will begin on Saturday, November 4 with a performance by LA-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC. Dancing with the company is Purchase College Conservatory of Dance alum Alana Jones.Click to read the full press release.
(September 11, 2023) The 2023-2024 Season at The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College will begin on Saturday, September 23 with a family-friendly performance by one of the top ten African-American dance companies in the United States, Step Afrika! Click to read the full press release.
 (Purchase, New York – June 28, 2023) THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE will present a full season of live, world-class performing arts starting in September of 2023. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 12. Interim General Manager of The Performing Arts Center, Ian Driver, states, “Our spaces are crackling with energy and alive with possibility, and we are proud to announce a 2023-2024 season centered on the creative journey.” Click to read the full press release.
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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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