About the Center

The Performing Arts Center Purchase College, a four-theatre complex, is the major professional, non-profit arts presenter in the Southeastern New York–Southwestern Connecticut region, and the largest program in the SUNY system. Each theatre is specifically designed for the optimum presentation of a different type of performance, enabling the presentation of any kind of event.


  • 14,000 children from 150 area schools will attend over 20 Arts-in-Education events. Residencies for artists support the development of new works and master classes by featured artists provide opportunities for students.
  • The Center presents a broad range of performances that engage, challenge, and educate as well as entertain, offering music, dance and theatre to audiences from Westchester and the surrounding communities. Music presenting features leading artists of our time as well as emerging artists; as the major regional presenter of dance, programs have included only area appearances of several important traditional, contemporary, and folkloric companies; theatre presentations reflect a deep commitment to presenting innovative ensembles.
  • The Center’s on-going initiatives also encompass artist partnerships, residency activities, and commissions; creating opportunities for students to participate in the artistic process; increasing educational opportunities in the arts for k -12 students and multi-generational learners; and revitalizing efforts in the community to make the arts more accessible to broad and diverse audiences.
PepsiCo Theatre                       Concert Hall

PepsiCo Theatre

Concert Hall

        Recital Hall                        Repertory Theatre

Recital Hall           Repertoy Theatre - 500 max. capacity