Building of the Week: Performing Arts Center, Purchase


It’s a bit Soviet Union-meets-Albany on the outside, but the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Purchase College¬† (completed 1978) is one of the pre-eminent performance spaces in the Tri-State area. It’s a four-theatre complex, the largest in the SUNY system,¬† with each theatre specifically designed for the optimum presentation of a different type of performance…dance, music, theater, spoken word, etc.

Many future professional dancers and actors get their starts here, and the interior space was the setting for the recent movie Black Swan.

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