The curtain will soon rise on the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) and the community is invited to attend the welcome party for the city’s new epicenter of arts and culture.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m., followed by tours of the new building’s two state-of-the-art theater spaces, three rehearsal spaces, elegant lobby and bar area and two floors of office space to accommodate the Middlesex County Arts Institute.
The $172 million project broke ground in 2017. The 450,000 square-foot building also includes 207 residential units, 20% of which are designated as low- and moderate-income housing.
Refreshments will be available and live music will be performed by the New Brunswick District Jazz Band. Admission is free and open to all.
“After careful planning, preparation and building, we’re thrilled to be able to cut the ribbon and welcome our community into their New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, the newest act in the story of arts and culture in our city,” Mayor Jim Cahill said. “This spectacular venue will house live music, dramatic theater, film screenings, community discussions and theater workshops, offering something for everyone. We’re thrilled to be able to open the doors and welcome in the public to see it for the first time.”