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Spotlight on Arts: White Plains Performing Arts Center in Focus

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Situated at the heart of Westchester County, the White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) allows visitors to immerse themselves in the captivating world of the arts. The WPPAC is an esteemed cultural hub that provides Westchester County with an exquisite blend of theatrical brilliance, musical enchantment, and artistic fervor. 

If you are staying with us at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and you are looking for evening activities, look no further than enjoying a performance at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, the perfect opportunity for a memorable time. 

Continue reading as we explore the rich history and performances of the WPPAC.

History and Mission of the WPPAC

The White Plains Performing Arts Center stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Westchester County. In 2003, the county built a state-of-the-art theater as part of a revitalization plan for the town of White Plains. It proudly stands as a beacon of creativity and cultural expression, hosting a diverse array of performances from various genres.

WPPAC also goes beyond the stage, offering educational programs, workshops, and events that allow guests to engage directly with the local arts community. From acting classes to behind-the-scenes tours, the center provides a holistic and immersive arts experience for enthusiasts of all ages.


WPPAC has graced the stage with performances by a wide range of organizations, from the Music Conservatory of Westchester to the Greenwich Ballet Academy. These organizations have put on everything from Broadway-style musicals and thought-provoking plays to ballets and symphony concerts. Past performances at the WPPAC have been critically acclaimed, and often serve as NY regional premieres. 

Internationally renowned productions of shows such as “Camelot,” “Cats,” “Seussical,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Les Miserables'' have all graced the stage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Many of the WPPAC’s performances also benefit local and national charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Pace Women’s Justice Center, the Ronald McDonald House, and more.

If you are looking to attend a show at the WPPAC soon, click here for the upcoming show schedule and tickets. 


WPPAC boasts multiple venues, which each offer a unique atmosphere and experience for visitors. These include:

Mainstage Theatre

The crown jewel of WPPAC, the Mainstage Theatre, hosts the grand productions, Broadway-style musicals, and awe-inspiring performances. With state-of-the-art acoustics , this venue promises an immersive experience for theater enthusiasts.

Studio Theatre

For a more intimate setting, the Studio Theatre offers a closer encounter with the arts. Hosting smaller productions, experimental performances, and community events, this venue allows guests to connect with the performers in an intimate space.

City Center 15

As an extension of the arts experience, City Center 15 screens an array of films, from independent cinema to timeless classics.

Getting There

The White Plains Performing Arts Center is conveniently located at 11 City Place, in downtown White Plains, just a short drive away from Sleepy Hollow. Guests at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel can enjoy a scenic drive as they pass through charming Westchester neighborhoods. 

After the Performance

After your enchanting evening at WPPAC, retreat to the refined comforts of Sleepy Hollow Hotel. Our elegant accommodations, attentive service, and peaceful nighttime ambience ensure that your cultural outing can transition seamlessly into a night of rest and rejuvenation.

Join the White Plains Performing Arts Center in celebrating the beauty of creativity and expression when you stay at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel. The dynamic performances that grace its stages make WPPAC a cultural gem that adds vibrancy to the Westchester arts scene. Indulge in the arts during your visit to upstate New York.

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