New Jersey’s Favorite Small Performing Arts Center Six Years Running

We are delighted to announce that SOPAC has been honored for the sixth year in a row with the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Small Performing Arts Center.” We may be small- but we are mighty!

We love winning this award because it means that you- our loyal supporters- have gone to the “virtual polls” to let us know how much SOPAC means to you. Thank you!

Arts organizations throughout the state nominated their peers in 19 categories and the public voting ran from January 9 through February 20, 2020. You answered the call by casting your ballot for SOPAC. The winners and full voting results are available to view here. 

This year, nearly 11,000 arts lovers cast their ballots for their favorite local organizations. SOPAC garnered over 2,000 votes and was among those honored at ArtPride New Jersey’s headquarters at Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts in Burlington, N.J. on March 11.

“For more than a decade, the People’s Choice Awards has blown us away, and this year is no exception,” said Allison Tratner, Interim Executive Director of the State Arts Council, during today’s awards ceremony. “The outstanding nominees get better every year, and their passionate patrons and fans come out and vote by the thousands, making it known that the arts in New Jersey are not to be missed.”

Discover Jersey Arts does a wonderful job of informing the public about the arts throughout the state. Take a moment to visit their website at and become a member. It’s free, and they will keep you up-to-date with all kinds of special offers!