The Performing Arts Center
Building the artists and audiences of the future.
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College (The PAC) is the major professional nonprofit arts presenter in the region. We welcome 200,000 people through its doors each year to experience world-class music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, and family programming. More than 12,000 guests are children, ages 5-18, who are introduced to art and live performance by the PAC’s robust Arts-In-Education Program, a fully immersive educational experience that ignites a spark to inspire lifelong passion for the arts.
The PAC is a vital focal point for the college’s conservatories. In addition to performance and work spaces, we provide a home to Master Classes with artists featured in our professional series and regularly showcase emerging stars and renowned performers from around the globe.
Our next step is to become the sought-after destination for developing productions and fresh residencies so that new work can be created at Purchase College in conjunction with our students.
With patronage, endowments, and private sector support of the Annual Fund we can polish The PAC’s facilities with needed updates to our physical and technological infrastructure. These enhancements will shine a new spotlight on The PAC and Purchase, bringing joy and cultural betterment to our community and outstanding new learning opportunities to our campus.