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Welcome to The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College.
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College is a four-theatre complex located on the campus of Purchase College, SUNY. We are the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York / Southwestern Connecticut region.
The PAC presents a broad range of performances that inspire, engage, and spark critical conversations, offering music, dance, theatre, family programming, comedy, and film.
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 PAC’s ongoing initiatives also encompass artist partnerships, residency activities, and commissions. We support revitalizing efforts in the community to make the arts more accessible to broad and diverse audiences.
Through our Education and Engagement programs, we strive to create opportunities for K -12 students and multi-generational learners to participate in the artistic process.
The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College has an active and collaborative relationship with the student population. Purchase College students can take advantage of master classes with our artists, on-site training, internships, job opportunities, and ticket discounts. We host a large number of performances throughout the year for the Conservatories of Music, Dance, and Theatre Arts.