ucpac.org: The official website of the Union County Performing Arts Center

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Laurie Berkner at UCPAC SFT Performance
Laurie Berkner at UCPAC
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Laurie Berkner at UCPAC SFT Performance
Laurie Berkner at UCPAC

Welcome to the official website of UCPAC – the Union County Performing Arts Center!

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UCPAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit historic theatre in Rahway, NJ offering comedy, concerts, and more.

Built in 1928, the historic Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) is rich in history and culture. Our timeless theater may have tremendous historical significance, but it also makes a huge impact today as a live music concert venue, classic film palace, comedy venue, and so much more. Everything we do here at the UCPAC is meant to foster a sense of creativity and pride in the great City of RahwayUnion County, and beyond. Other offerings include:

  • Sensory-Friendly Theatre Performances
  • Black History Month & Pride Month Events

Whether you grew up coming here or are seeing a show at UCPAC for the first time, we can’t wait to welcome you.

Our Café Bar offers snacks, water, soda, beer, wine, and On The Rocks cocktails for you to enjoy during the show.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Extraordinarily beautiful…”

I was very impressed with not only the extraordinarily beautiful auditorium but also by the very friendly and helpful volunteers who were there. Also thank you so much for the “free” popcorn which was an unexpected delight!!!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“I don’t need to go to NY…”

I like the venue location and seating. I don’t need to go to NY to see a good show!


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Excellent venue!!”

Theatre is absolutely beautiful. Staff is wonderful. Concession stand is very reasonable. Ticket prices are TOO reasonable not to go regularly. I wish I lived closer.


UCPAC Venues

Our venues are available for film and commercial shoots, concerts, plays, film screenings, recitals, meetings, and more.

Main Stage

The Main Stage is listed in both state and national registers of historic sites. With a capacity of 1,334, it’s the largest center for the performing arts in Union County. Learn More

UCPAC Venues - Hamilton Stage

Hamilton Stage

UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage was built in 2012 and has a capacity of 199. It is currently under renovation and is expected to reopen in Winter 2022. Learn More

UCPAC Venues - The Loft

The Loft

Located upstairs from our Main Stage, The Loft is a versatile, intimate black box performance space and rehearsal studio with a capacity of 70. Learn More

UCPAC Venues - Fazioli Room

Fazioli Room

Our Hamilton Stage building also houses the Fazioli Room, a 40’ x 60’ rehearsal space with wall-length mirrors that seats 55. The room hosts a Fazioli grand piano – one of two in New Jersey. Learn More

Visit Us

UCPAC Main Stage
1601 Irving Street
Rahway, NJ 07065

Box Office Hours

Tues.-Fri. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Note: Box Office Opens 2 hours before the performance on show days.

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