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Getting to SOPAC

It's easy to get to SOPAC - see below for a wide array of driving and public transportation options.

South Orange Performing Arts Center
1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, New Jersey 07079

By Car

If you're using MapQuest or Google Maps for directions to SOPAC, you may need to use the street address "1 Trenchard Place."
Click here for parking information.

Garden State Parkway South
To exit 145 to Route 280 West. Follow "280 West" directions below.

Garden State Parkway North
To exit 142B to Route 78 West. Follow "78 West" directions below.

New Jersey Turnpike South
To exit 15W to Route 280 West. Follow "280 West" directions below.

New Jersey Turnpike North
To exit 14 (Route 78 West LOCAL). Follow "78 West" directions below.

78 West
To exit 50B. Proceed onto Vauxhall Road and at the third traffic light turn right onto Valley Street. Continue to South Orange Avenue. Turn left on South Orange Avenue and continue straight under the NJ Transit train trestle. Turn left onto SOPAC Way.

78 East
To exit 49B. Follow signs to "Valley Street" jughandle (approx. 3/10 mile off the exit ramp and on Springfield Ave.) Turn right into jughandle (to effectively turn left onto Valley Street) and proceed on Valley Street to South Orange Avenue. Turn left on South Orange Avenue and continue straight under the NJ Transit train trestle. Turn left onto SOPAC Way.

From 280 East
To exit 9 (Mt. Pleasant Avenue). Make a hard right turn onto Mt. Pleasant and go to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Gregory Avenue and follow directions from this point under "280 WEST."

From 280 West
To exit 10. Take first left onto Northfield Avenue. Proceed three traffic lights to Gregory Avenue; turn left onto Gregory and proceed 1.3 miles to South Orange (at this point Gregory changes to Wyoming Avenue). Turn left onto South Orange Avenue. At the second traffic light turn right onto SOPAC Way.

By N.J. Transit Train

South Orange is a quick 35 minute ride from New York City's Penn Station. Take the Midtown Direct line to South Orange; descend the stairs from the center of the platform to the train station lobby and exit to the right. Walk under the train trestle; SOPAC's entrance will be immediately to your right. Elevators from the train platform open under the trestle. Trains run regularly weekdays, weekends and evenings. Visit www.NJTransit.com for more details and schedules.

By N.J. Transit Bus

The 92 Orange Crosstown line runs between Newark's Branch Brook Park City Subway Station and the South Orange train station. The 107 line runs between New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal and Sloan St. in South Orange.