Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

Getting Connected

The NJCU Center for the Arts brings the University's cultural offerings
together under one creative umbrella.
With New York City just across the river, NJCU boasts gifted faculty in music, theatre, and visual media and literary arts who share their knowledge and passion with students. Our theaters and galleries are teeming with performances and exhibitions, and we look forward to seeing you at events on campus and in the surrounding community.




March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
March 26 and April 2 at 3:00 p.m.
West Side Theatre
$15 general / $5 student & senior

American Horror Story meets Heroes meets PT Barnum in this showbiz saga that weaves together story and songs based on the lives of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, famous sideshow performers from the 1930s. Directed by Marc G. Dalio, and performed by NJCU musical theatre students. 

WATCH a behind-the-scenes video about Side Show >


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Walt Weiskopf, director
Monday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre

Tickets: $15 general / $5 student & senior

Some of the best jazz music I've heard in the past 20 years has been by the New Jersey City University Jazz Ensemble, here in the Margaret Williams Theatre.
-Gary Walker, WBGO Jazz 88

The Jazz Ensemble, NJCU’s premier ensemble in the Jazz Studies Department, performs original compositions by award-winning composer/ arranger and saxophonist Chris Byars.

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Margaret Williams Theatre
Hepburn Hall

West Side Theatre
285 West Side Avenue

Ingalls Recital Hall
Rossey Hall, Room 101

Gothic Lounge
Hepburn Hall, Room 202

Visual Arts Gallery
Visual Arts Building
100 Culver Avenue, ground level

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall, Room 323

Business School
Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City


Tickets may be purchased in advance online or in person at the box office, which opens one hour prior to performances.