ProgStock’s Luxurious Venue
ProgStock’s daily performances will take place at the Union County Performing Arts Center (or UCPAC) Main Stage theater located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065. After each performance, meet & greet sessions with the performers will take place either within or immediately outside the theater building. Also, our Late Night Events will take place right within the Main Stage building, so there’s no need to walk anywhere else to enjoy the festivities! Other locations within downtown Rahway will host our outdoor activities, all within a short walking distance of the theater. We’ve tried to make it easy to enjoy what our festival has to offer you…but, if the spirit moves you, there is the rest of the exciting city of Rahway for you to explore!
The historic Union County Performing Arts Center landmark was originally a vaudeville-era silent movie house. First opened in 1928, this is a beautifully restored multipurpose facility that is the centerpiece of the recently established arts district of Rahway, New Jersey. UCPAC is playing a vital role in the cultural renaissance of the community. UCPAC is run by a non-profit organization staffed by professional, hard-working employees and is supported by an outstanding volunteer corps and its local community of residents.
Getting From/To the Venue
First…how do you get to Rahway, NJ? Google Maps (or the like) will quickly and easily show you the many travel options that exist, and if you’re within a reasonable distance (or you just love to take long drives) you’ll find major highways and an easy path to Rahway. Because it is one of the commuter cities in New Jersey located near the heart of New York City, downtown Rahway is a major stop on the NJ Transit train line. You can ride from Manhattan to Rahway in about 45 minutes for less than $10! Once there, you are a short walk from our theater. For those traveling from afar, you can fly into Newark Liberty International Airport…which also offers NJ Transit train service directly to downtown Rahway! Or you can drive to Rahway from Newark airport (rental car, taxi, Lyft/Uber, etc.) very easily.
If you have your own vehicle while attending ProgStock, you can drive to the theater each day and park for free in the large parking lot at the Hamilton Stage building a short walk away from the Main Stage theater! Otherwise, you can always carpool with friends…you will see plenty of familiar faces and make plenty of new friends at this festival! Some area hotels may provide shuttle services you can use to get to/from downtown Rahway. Taxi services will be aware of the festival and easy to grab (our staff will help you, if needed). Uber/Lyft are available, too…it’s a commuter town, after all! Cost estimates between UCPAC and most area hotels are around $6 (car) and $10 (SUV)…at any time of day or night (which is an important thing to consider!). Share any of those rides with friends, and you’ll do just fine!