South Orange Performing Arts Center
One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Opening its doors in 2006, SOPAC quickly became a regional destination for experiencing world-class music, theatre, dance, comedy, and visual art in a modern, yet intimate space. SOPAC’s stunning 3-story glass-enclosed atrium and expansive façade is the welcoming symbol that was envisioned by community leaders more than a decade ago.
The 439-seat mainstage theatre and 2,170 square-foot urban-style loft are used year-round for performances, rehearsals, classes, and more. Singer-songwriters, Jazz and Blues artists, dancers, actors and other artists appreciate the boutique atmosphere that encourages conversations with audiences.
The mainstage is a unique space, with superb acoustics, comfortable seating, and excellent sight lines. Audiences often compare the experience of being at SOPAC to hearing and seeing their favorite artist in their own living room.
Jazz in the Loft and Blues in the Loft are two series of performances held in the cabaret-style setting of the SOPAC Loft showcasing extraordinary musicians who live and work in the region. It is a diverse and exciting place to be – where communities and artists thrive together.
The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery showcases regional visual artists in the second and third floor lobbies of the building.