Mission Statement

posters inside the performing arts centerThe cornerstone of the Performing Arts Center is the annual Professional Performing Arts Series. The Series was created to bring a high level of accessible world-class entertainment to the community at large. Throughout its over 50-year history, QPAC has successfully produced over 1,200 performances and served over 1 million individuals in its intimate 875-seat theater. QPAC is strongly committed to expanding public access to the arts for everyone. The center's affordable prices allow Queens' working families, younger generations and seniors the opportunity to enjoy first-rate performances locally. The performances are of the highest quality and QPAC strives to offer multi-cultural entertainment that mirrors the diversity of the borough. This diversity is reflected in a wide range of performances. The Center is also a learning laboratory that provides many cultural and artistic opportunities to the College's students in an effort to integrate the arts into the learning process.

Contact Us

Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Box Office: Library, 1st Floor
222-05 56 th Avenue
Bayside, New York 11364-1497
(718) 631-6311, M-F, 10am-4pm
(718) 631-6033, Fax

Image from Siberia show at QPAC

Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director

John Senise, Administrative Events Specialist

Lisa Schiffman, Education Coordinator

Vinny Ticali, Production Manager

John Funke, Technical Director


Queensborough Performing Arts Center / Queensborough Community College:

Subway & Bus: #7 to Main St., Flushing, then take the Q27 bus to Springfield Blvd. and 56th Ave., or the Q12 bus to Cloverdale Blvd. & Northern Blvd. F train to 169th St. and Hillside Ave., then take the Q30 bus via Horace Harding Blvd. to Springfield Blvd. Walk three blocks north to 56th Ave. The E or J train to Parsons Blvd. and Archer Ave., then take the Q30 bus.

LIRR: to Queens Village Station: Q27 bus, north via Springfield Blvd. to 56th Ave.; Bayside Station: Q31 bus to 48th Ave. and Bell Blvd.; transfer to Q27 bus to Springfield Blvd. and 56th Ave.

CAR: The College is located at 56th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard, just a few blocks north of exit #29 on the L.I.E., and immediately south of the Northern Blvd. exit on the Cross Island Parkway.

Parking: Ample FREE parking adjacent to the performing arts center.


Assembly Member Ed Braunstein
Assembly Member David Weprin
Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley
Council Member Daniel Dromm
Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland
Council Member Barry Grodenchik
Council Member Peter Koo
Council Member Karen Koslowitz
Council Member Rory Lancman
Council Member I. Daneek Miller
Council Member Eric Ulrich
Council Member Paul Vallone