Welcome to our Living Room

In June 2019, Seth Soloway, Director of the Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, announced his vision for a season that would reinvent The PAC as a living room for the entire community. “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; in so doing, we will enhance our reputation as a welcoming community hub for an increasingly diverse audience base.” This notion still rings true today, as The PAC expands its virtual offerings and develops innovative ways to deliver programming to you at home, in your actual living room.

Keeping true to our mission to “inspire, engage, and spark critical conversations,” these new offerings will include a range of live, recorded, and curated events, education, and entertainment. It is still very much a work-in-progress, so check back often and see where we take it! (Click on each headline to learn more)


We’ll be creating and hosting original content on our You Tube channel: interviews, archived performances, sneak peaks of new work, and other surprises. Our latest is a new episode of Pete Malinverni’s “What’s Going On Up There?” Click the heading above to view all of our videos.

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. Stay tuned for a series of educational and entertaining blog posts, videos, interviews, and more.

Coffee Hour Conversations

Virtual gatherings for arts leaders to discuss the most pressing issues of the day.

Behind The Scenes Blog

Regular features include Spotlight on Black Choreographers, Meet The PAC Staff, Five Questions, Backstage with Christy Havard, Community Partner Stories, plus event photo galleries and more.

Resources for Teachers & Families

Regular emails full of creative ideas and engaging content for all ages and grade levels, plus a resource page on our website.

Curated Content  and Curated Content for Kids & Their Families

We’ll continue to bring you world-class performing arts, virtually. Sneak peeks at new work, links to live streams, staff suggestions of what to watch. 

Stay Connected

Use the links below to sign up for emails and follow us on our social media channels so you don’t miss a thing!

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