Welcome to our Living Room

What happens in a living room? Shared experience and critical conversation. At The Performing Arts Center, we provide experiences that inspire, engage, spark conversations, and make connections; creating a welcoming community hub for an increasingly diverse audience base.

Born during the unprecedented time from 2020 to 2022 when our doors were closed to the public, The PAC in Your Living Room initiative encompassed a broad range of efforts by The PAC to develop innovative ways to deliver programming directly to you at home, in your very own living room.

Culture Picks / Behind the Scenes Blog

Culture Picks is a weekly feature celebrating the performing arts. The arts are back and there is so much to take in, both live and virtual. PAC staff member Coni Guhl is here to help you sort through it all. Each week we post her curated selection of events featuring the artists you know and love from our Center Series, plus a sampling of stellar local experiences. While you are there, browse the rest of our blog to learn more about us and see what goes on Behind the Scenes at The PAC.


Original content on our YouTube channel: interviews, archived performances, sneak peeks of new work, and other surprises. Featured below, a behind-the-scenes look at a new work Doug Varone and Dancers were creating here on the Purchase College campus in early 2020.

Jazz @ The Center

The virtual version of our popular live jazz series, developed in partnership with jazz pianist, composer, and Purchase College Head of Jazz Studies Pete Malinverni. Enjoy artist interviews, performances recorded live in our theaters, and the mini-masterclass “What’s Going on Up Here?” hosted on our PAC-TV YouTube channel.

Dance 2021

The Purchase PAC has a reputation for presenting innovative and extraordinary dance. During the spring of 2021, we continued to introduce you to dancers and choreographers who are doing remarkable work, despite the challenges of the climate.

Coffee Hour Conversations

Throughout 2020, The PAC’s Coffee Hour Conversations served as a virtual gathering place for the regional artistic community to discuss the issues of the day.

Bringing Backstage Forward

Ever wonder what goes on behind the curtain during a live performance? In Bringing Backstage Forward our Production Team invites you into their world, sharing insights and tricks of the trade in this series of educational and entertaining blog posts, videos, interviews, and more.

Resources for Teachers & Families

E-newsletters full of creative ideas and engaging content for all ages and grade levels, a series of virtual field trips during the 2021-2022 school year, and a resource page on our website.

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