Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center

The Performing Arts Center houses the Departments of Theatre, Music and Dance, as well as ample rehearsal spaces and concert halls.

Five Venues

Adelphi is a thrilling place to see, and participate in, the performing arts.

Jonathan Larson’s Legacy

The Jonathan Larson Grants are given annually to honor alum and Tony Award-winning composer of RENT, Jonathan Larson ’82. The grants help emerging composers, lyricists and book writers continue Jonathan’s dream.

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A Closer Look at Jonathan Larson’s Legacy at Adelphi

Jonathan Larson ’82, the creator of the musicals Rent and tick, tick… BOOM! who changed musical theater forever, “was a standout talent in the early stages of Adelphi’s theater program,” Adelphi President Christine M. Riordan, PhD, said in a video about the Jonathan Larson Scholarship Fund. “This [fund] will ensure Adelphi students can follow in Jonathan’s footsteps for many years to come.”

The Pooles Honored for Supporting the Arts at Adelphi

When Mary Jane ’62 and Thomas Poole received the President’s Award for Distinguished Service at the 2022 President’s Gala, President Christine Riordan praised the Pooles as “champions of the arts at Adelphi.” They sponsor the “Poole Family Broadway Series,” which showcases professionals and students at the Performing Arts Center.


Showstopping performances by alumni and students joined heartfelt tributes to Adelphi standout supporters as the University honored its rich legacy and contributions to the arts at the 23rd annual President's Gala, An Evening for the Arts at Adelphi: Legends and Legacies, on June 10 at the Garden City Hotel.

Adelphi PAC is a Top 35 University Performing Arts Center

Adelphi University’s PAC has been recognized among the 35 Best University Performing Arts Centers in the U.S. by Clickit Ticket—which described it as “a haven of creativity” and one of “the best places in the United States to see dynamic student productions as well as those by world-renowned artists.”
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  • Box Office Hours Wed-Fri: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Performances: Open 2-hours prior
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