Union County Performing Arts Center

Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street
732-499-8226

The mission of the Arts Center is to:

Provide a regional showcase for arts and culture catering to all facets of the population.

Complete the restoration while rehabilitating and modernizing its technical capacity.

Stimulate urban-area economic revitalization, including the Rahway Central Business District.

Enhance cultural and educational opportunities for children in an urbanized area of New Jersey, where affordable arts and culture are not readily available.


Recent News

UCPAC Hosts Celebration of Irish Culture

Rahway, NJ -- The Union County Performing Arts Center will present Celtic Pride, a craftily blended celebration of Irish culture told through stories, dance and song.The show features a troupe of talented dancers from the Curran School of Irish…

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UCPAC launches Acting Academy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUCPAC launches Acting AcademyRahway, N.J. - The Union County Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the inaugural semester of the UCPAC Acting Academy, central New Jersey's premier acting academy dedicated to enhancing the…

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Lisa Lampanelli: UCPAC Welcomes Comedy's 'Queen of Mean'

Lisa Lampanelli, Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean, will bring her acerbic act to the Union County Performing Arts Center's Mainstage.This equal opportunity offender is a regular on Howard Stern's Sirius satellite radio shows and has appeared on "The…

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UCPAC: Elizabethtown Gas Helps Sponsor 2015-16 Season

Rahway - Elizabethtown Gas recently presented a check to the Union County Performing Arts Center to help sponsor the 2015-16 season. Shown at the check presentation are (from left): Steve Peter, UCPAC Marketing Manager; Karin Napier, UCPAC…

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UCPAC Golf Classic Raises Money for Youth Arts Fund

Rahway, NJ -- Play a day of golf and help Union County children get a year's worth of arts education.The second annual UCPAC Golf Classic fundraiser takes place at Galloping Hill Golf Course, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and a 9 a.m. shotgun…

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Registration Opens for Youth Summer Theatre Camp in Rahway

“Children’s Stage Adventures” delivers theatre magic Aug. 24-28, 2015Rahway, NJ - Registration is open for the 2015 Summer Theatre Camp running Aug. 24-28 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.The five-day course in theatre…

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UCPAC Hosts Free Workshop for Teaching Art to Blind and Low Vision Individuals

Rahway, NJ - Artist Sandra Frank of Westfield will offer a free workshop for those who wish to make art instruction accessible to individuals who are blind or have low vision. The workshop outlines simple, fun techniques and materials that can be…

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Louise Goffin, Chris Brubeck Bring Musical Legacies to UCPAC-Rahway

Rahway, NJ -- Union County Performing Arts Center hosts two performers with legendary musical pedigrees:  singer/songwriter Louise Goffin and jazz virtuoso Chris Brubeck.Louise Goffin, daughter of songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin, takes the…

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UCPAC to Celebrate 100th Birthday of New Jersey's Entertainment Legend

Rahway, NJ - The Union County Performing Arts Center will celebrate the life and legacy of New Jersey's own Frank Sinatra with a performance of My Sinatra by acclaimed vocalist Cary Hoffman.A premier Sinatra interpreter, Hoffman turns his celebrated…

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UCPAC's Next Generation Songwriter Series Features Alyssa Bonagura and Jesse and Noah

Rahway, NJ -- Americana artists Alyssa Bonagura and Jesse & Noah will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center. The concert is part of the ongoing Split Level Concert Series highlighting critically acclaimed singer-songwriters…

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Trombonist Clifton Anderson and Jazz House Kids Perform at Rahway’s Hamilton

Rahway, NJ - RSI Bank's Jazz Masters Series presents trombone legend CLIFTON ANDERSON on Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center’s Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, in Rahway.Mr. Anderson will share the bill with…

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American Idol Icon BO BICE Fronts Grammy-Winning 'Blood, Sweat & Tears' at UCPAC

Rahway, NJ - Don't miss American Idol's BO BICE as he fronts a rare, NJ, appearance by the 3-time Grammy-winning jazz-rock ensemble, BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS at the Union County Performing Arts Center.Formed in 1967 in New York City by legendary…

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Douglas Fairbanks Silent Classic at UCPAC

Rahway, NJ -- Fans of swashbuckling sword fights won't want to miss the 1920 silent film classic, THE MARK OF ZORRO at the Union County Performing Arts Center. Directed by Fred Niblo and running 91 action-packed minutes, The Mark of Zorro stars…

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UCPAC-Rahway Issues Call for Blind Artists to Exhibit Their Work

Rahway, NJ - A new exhibit titled Limited Sight / Unlimited Vision is now accepting artwork submissions by persons who are blind, have low vision, or are visually impaired.The exhibit will run June 5-25, 2015 at two locations in Rahway, New…

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Singer/Songwriter Sloan Wainwright at UCPAC's The Loft

Sloan Wainwright will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center. New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman will open the show. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically…

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Kicking and Swearing One Acts Festival 2015

Introducing Fearless Productions’ bold, short play initiative, featuring 18 one-act plays written by playwrights from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Rochester (NY), Miami and all over New Jersey.Performance Schedule:There will be three shows…

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Split Level Series Continues With Natalia Zuckerman

Singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely intimate…

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My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm In Therapy!

Rahway, NJ - Audiences will, for the third time, enjoy the hit comedy, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! Starring the author and Broadway star of the show, Steve Solomon, this show has now become one of the longest…

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Singer/songwriter Milton at Union County Performing Arts Center

Singer/songwriter Milton will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely intimate setting.  After…

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Susan Werner Brings Her Versatile Stylings to UCPAC

Singer/songwriter Susan Werner will perform at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely…

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Fearless Icon Finals at UCPAC-Rahway

Rahway, NJ -- The final round of the 2014 Fearless Icon Vocal Competition takes place at Union County Performing Arts Center.Culled from an original field of 100 hopefuls, the five finalists are Nikki Ashe, Michael Ferlita, Kevin Hack, Kate Pentek…

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Annual Holiday Celebration Returns To UCPAC!

Rahway, NJ -- Don't miss your chance to welcome the holiday season with the elegance and grace of Father Alphonse Stephenson and the spectacular sound of the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea at the Union County Performing Arts Center, as they…

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Dickens' Holiday Classic Comes to UCPAC!

Rahway, NJ -- Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings to magical life A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, in…

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Rock & Roll Legend Willie Nile at Union County Performing Arts Center!

Rock and roller Willie Nile will perform at the Union County Performing Arts Center's Hamilton Stage in Rahway. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed singer-songwriters in a uniquely…

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Rahway Halloween Fundraiser Features Food, Dancing and Living History

Rahway, NJ -- Ever feel like catching up on the latest science news over a frosty beverage with Nikola Tesla or Carl Sagan?There’s no better time than Halloween and no better place than the “Ghosts, Goblets and Dancing under the Harvest Moon”…

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Darden Smith Rocks The House at The Loft!

Folk-rocker Darden Smith will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Advance tickets are just $20 and can be purchased at www.ucpac.org. The concert is part of the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights…

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The Fab Four: The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Comes to UCPAC!

Rahway, NJ -- The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, proudly presents THE FAB FOUR: THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' songs, THE FAB FOUR will make you think you're…

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Jersey Boys' Star Comes ‘Home’ to UCPAC!

Rahway, NJ -- The Union County Performing Arts Center proudly presents RUSSELL FISCHER in THE JOURNEY HOME at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, in Rahway, NJ. In The Journey Home, Russell Fischer (star of Broadway's Jersey Boys) revisits his…

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Split Level Concerts at Union County Performing Arts Center

Rocker Danielia Cotton and her trio will perform at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. The concert opens the 2014/2015 season for the on-going Split Level Concert Series which highlights critically acclaimed…

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