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The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College

We see it every time a young person encounters one of our Arts-In-Education programs. A single spark, ignited by a thrilling encounter with a live performance or a gifted artist, can inspire a lifelong passion for the arts and a love of learning.

The Performing Arts Center offers familiar events and artists as well as new discoveries selected to resonate throughout the curriculum and provide exceptional experiences for all grade levels; we also continue our mission to take artists out into the community through the exciting expansion of the nationally recognized Neighborhood Bridges program.

Yes, it only takes a single spark, and we continue to provide kindling for the fire with outstanding performances, innovative residency opportunities, extensive study guides, and access to renowned artists and extraordinary teachers.

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Contact Info
Address: 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, NY 10577. Westchester County. Tel: 914-251-6222. Email: Website: Hrs: Administrative Offices - Mon.-Fri. 9AM-6PM. Contact: For Arts-In-Education performances - Ian Driver, 914-251-6232,

Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5 hours (performance plus Q&A). Cost: $7.50 per ticket for most performances.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Theater Lesson Plan

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and more. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play.... Continue