Current Information About COVID-19 and The PAC

Click here to visit the Purchase College website and view the latest COVID-19 policies and news relating to academics, campus services, residence life, and visitors to campus.

(March 19, 2021)
Did you know that The PAC lobby is the site of the Purchase College COVID-19 testing center, administering 1300+ tests per week to the campus community? Read about how our staff is working to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere in the building.

Please note that due to the high level of activity in the building and continued restrictions on public access we cannot yet accept any rental inquiries or reservations for events that would be open to an audience.

(March 8, 2021)
From the outside, it may appear as though our continuing closure to the public means that The PAC is idle, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.

What do you need in order to hold socially distanced classes during the pandemic? Space. What do you need in order to hold socially distanced performing arts classes during a pandemic? A lot of space. What does The Performing Arts Center have? A LOT OF PERFORMING ARTS SPACE. So that’s what we’re doing and that’s what we’ll continue to do until those classes can return to their former densities.

As observed by Interim Managing Director Tracy Fitzpatrick, ”It’s a privilege to serve our community in this way, providing space for our dancers, musicians, actors, and design tech students to learn and grow safely.”

All that said, we can’t wait to get you back in the doors to enjoy the great programming we’ll have planned for you in the future. Meanwhile, keep tuning in to our virtual programming and stay tuned for more information as it develops.

(January 8, 2021)
While our building remains closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The PAC continues to operate as a safe learning space for Purchase College students, and as a presenter of a broad range of virtual events and content that inspires, engages, and sparks critical conversations through their The PAC in Your Living Room initiative.

(August 6, 2020)
Purchase College recently announced plans for a partial reopening of the campus this fall, to a limited group of students, faculty, and staff. The health and safety of the entire campus community is the first and most important consideration, and these plans have been developed according to guidelines set forth by the CDC, the Governor’s office, and SUNY. Read more here.

It will come as no great surprise that a season of public performances at The PAC is not part of the plan for Fall 2020. We miss you and our work, but this is the right course of action. Rest assured that, working alongside campus leadership, will continue to monitor the situation and support student learning, and will invite the public and our artists to return when it is safe for all of us to do so.
In the meantime, we will work to expand our virtual offerings and we hope that you will continue to enjoy and share our emails and social media posts.

(May 6, 12:30pm)
Our closure continues, and all public events are canceled until further notice. To make sure you have the most up-to-date information, check this page regularly, follow us on social media, or sign up for email alerts. Click here to join our email list.

The box office is closed and administrative staff is working remotely. For staff contact information, please click here: https://www.artscenter.org/about-the-center/contact/

General and box office inquiries can be directed to center@purchase.edu.

We miss you and hope you are well!

(April 7, 9:00 am)
In our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of our artists, patrons, and staff has been our top priority. The world around us is changing daily, and although the situation has required us to adjust our communication model, it has not lessened our desire to stay connected to you. Last week we launched a new initiative, The PAC in YOUR Living Room, through which we hope to continue delivering engaging, inspiring, and conversation-building world-class arts, and perhaps bringing you some light during these strange and challenging times. Learn more about the project here.

Covid-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organization
Here is a list of frequently updated resources and news for artists and arts organizations that might be helpful to you: https://www.arts.gov/covid-19-resources-for-artists-and-arts-organizations 

We hope that you are all safe and well!

(March 17, 11:00 am)
All public events are canceled up to and including events scheduled on May 17, and we are not accepting any new rental or rescheduling inquiries at this time. We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available.

The box office is closed and administrative staff is working remotely. For staff contact information, please click here: https://www.artscenter.org/about-the-center/contact/

General and box office inquiries can be directed to center@purchase.edu.

(March 12, 1:45pm)
In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are reaching out today to communicate to you about our remaining performances.

Purchase College and The Performing Arts Center have been closely monitoring the guidelines provided by the CDC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and have determined that, out of an abundance of caution and respect to the campus community, our patrons, and our artists, all public events planned on campus for the remainder of the spring semester, including all events and performances at The PAC, are canceled.

All ticket holders will be notified via phone call and email before the end of the week regarding options relating to ticket refunds. If you have questions or concerns you can reach The PAC Box Office at 914-251-6200. The box office will remain open through the weekend to assist patrons.

Thank you for supporting The Performing Arts Center and Purchase College. We are committed to protecting the health of our community and we thank you for your understanding.