Concerts, comedy, movies & more!
Events at UCPAC
UCPAC offers an entertaining and diverse program of performing arts events each season. Our beautiful historic Main Stage theatre is the perfect setting for concerts, comedy shows, dance performances, plays, musicals, films, family-friendly children’s shows, and more. We also host more intimate events at our newly renovated 199-seat Hamilton Stage for the Performing Arts. Purchase tickets online or by calling our Box Office at 732-499-8226.
Coming to one of our events? Make a night of it!
Come early for dinner and drinks at one of the many restaurants and bars within walking distance to the theatre! Just as we have many different types of shows at each of our venues, the City of Rahway has food and drink offerings that appeal to everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for an upscale Italian restaurant, a craft brewery, unique Peruvian cuisine, pizza rated an impressive 8.8 by Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Pizza Review, or “world famous” American fare, the perfect place (and plate) awaits!
If you’re in the mood for a drink or snack during the show, our Café Bar is stocked with water, soda, cocktails, beer, wine, candy, chips, and more.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the ‘PAC or for you to join us for the very first time!
One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish The Ladies have shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty years. In Cherish The Ladies Celtic Christmas, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step dancing.
New Jersey Ballet: The Nutcracker, a beloved annual tradition, enchants youngsters and grown-ups alike with splendid dancers and a touch of holiday magic, set to Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. This performance is brought to you by the Union County Board of County Commissioners. Sensory Friendly Theatre (SFT) is a series of live performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and similar sensory sensitivity.
New Jersey Opera Theater presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved one act opera sung in English. Amahl and his mother are dazzled by the three kings on the way to Bethlehem on the first Christmas Eve. Amahl’s mother welcomes the royal sojourners who rest in the small, bare house where love and faith work miracles during the night. Come witness a Christmas miracle!
Join us for UCPAC’s annual holiday tradition – The Muppet Christmas Carol on our big screen! The movie will be preceded by an organ concert of holiday favorites played on our “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” one half hour before the movie begins, and the classic Max Fleischer cartoon short Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer will be shown before the film. Join us for free popcorn, a visit from Santa, and other seasonal surprises! Don’t be a Scrooge – come get in the holiday spirit with Kermit and friends!
All aboard for a 1910-themed Sail Away party (formal attire requested) with specialty drinks, photo ops and other surprises that will make you feel like you’re the king of the world! Enjoy music from the time played on our Biggest Little Wurlitzer organ followed by a screening of Titanic, directed by James Cameron and starring Best Actress Oscar nominee Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. Free popcorn too!
Come on and ease on down the road to UCPAC to see The Wiz, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor. During your journey, enjoy free popcorn, sparkly drinks, photo ops, and other surprises! UCPAC’s 35mm Classic Film Series is proud to present this cult classic 1978 film starring these legends of stage and screen during Black History Month.