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Cozy up in a red seat and get ready for a performance you will remember. If you consider yourself not much of a "theatre person", then you haven't checked out all there is to see. Productions are performed by local artists and actors who have a passion for the arts. As if it couldn't get any better, some of the theaters even have added benefits such as an included dinner! We have the most comprehensive and complete up to date information about NJ Playhouses and NJ Theatre in the entire state. Find NJ Theaters and upcoming performing arts play information in New Jersey fast!

Northern NJ
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse 
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ

Hunterdon Hills Playhouse NJ Theatres and Play Information New Jersey's Premier Dinner Theatre!
For over three decades, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse Dinner Theatre, located on 90 country acres in picturesque Hunterdon County, New Jersey, has welcomed and entertained millions of enthusiastic dinner theater patrons from all over the tri-state area. Our season is filled with energetic performances ranging from Broadway shows and comedies, to vibrant musicals, nationally renowned music events, and more. With freshly prepared, table-served cuisine and our famous dessert buffet included in the ticket price, it’s no surprise we are considered to be New Jersey’s premier dinner theatre! Conveniently located an hour’s drive from New York City or Philadelphia, Hunterdon Hills Playhouse is perfect for an afternoon or night out when you’re looking for a unique, special and fun theatre experience. Visit our website for our stellar show lineup and pricing!

The Magic of Live Theatre and Dining in one Grand room!

Northern NJ
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre New Jersey Theatre and Play Information In-House Theatre Company in Northern NJ!
The Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre is a small professional non-profit theatre company based in South Orange, NJ. Their mission is to tell stories with an intimacy that allows artists and audiences to connect; stories that reflect our lives, relationships and our world today. Dreamcatcher has a core company of professional local actors who perform throughout the year. They specialize in many theatre performances including improv comedy, holiday plays, classic plays and summer youth groups to encourage the youth of NJ to get involved in the theatre! See their upcoming shows and order your tickets!

Small, professional and highly entertaining!

Northern NJ
The Company 
Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, NJ

The Company Hackensack NJ Theatre and Play Information NJ NYC Style Theatre in New Jersey!
The Company Theatre Group (THE COMPANY), founded in 2007, is a professional, non-profit, theatre company resident in Hackensack, NJ. THE COMPANY strives to bring NYC style theatre to NJ. They have a core of local, professional actors and draw on the NYC professional acting community to fill out performances. With their professional and experienced group of actors they put on some of the best theatre performances in NJ!

Their mission is to present authentic, human behavior in both contemporary and classic plays.  They frequently support new playwrights through free staged readings and annual one-act festivals. And, for their main stage productions, they give free tickets to seniors for select performances. See their latest performances and order Tickets online.

Bringing live, professional entertainment to NJ Since 2007!

Northern NJ
Paper Mill Playhouse The Paper Mill Playhouse Theatres in Northern New Jersey
22 Brookside Dr., Millburn, NJ 07041

The Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre Performances in Essex County New Jersey 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award Recipient
As one of the nation's premier musical theaters, Paper Mill Playhouse's mission is to enrich, entertain and inspire their audience, students and actors. As New Jersey's leading theater and Recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, they host Broadway-quality productions right in your backyard, offering the brightest lights, biggest stage and best shows. With approximately 1,200 seats, Paper Mill Playhouse is a launching pad for Broadway and national tours including its premiere of Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas, The 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, Bandstand and A Bronx Tale: The Musical.

Besides performances, Paper Mill Playhouse is actively involved in educating students and the community. The theatre takes pride in fostering a creative environment for advancing the arts, educating students and developing future theatre lovers. Paper Mill Playhouse achieves this through their theatre school classes for children and adults, summer training programs, college prep courses, autism-friendly programs, weekend children’s theater, Broadway Show Choir and outreach programs. Paper Mill Playhouse is truly a theater for everyone. Come out to experience New York City quality performances, without having to make the trip across the bridge. Visit their website for upcoming shows and to purchase tickets.

Theatre for everyone!

All of NJ
Theater To Go 
Serving metro NYC area, NJ, PA, Southern CT

Theatre To Go NJ traveling theatre companies Great for Corporate Team Building, Fundraisers, Public and Private events!
As New Jersey's premier, full service theatrical production company, Theater to Go, is best known for Murder Mysteries and Interactive Comedy Theater. Our productions rely heavily on improvisation and audience participation, which allow us to customize our shows to fit the particular needs of our clients. Our mission is to bring theater to the people through audience Involvement.

THEATER TO GO, founded in 1992, is a full service theatrical production company with a specialty in Interactive Comedy Murder Mysteries. Some of our clients have included, Bristol Myers Squibb, Merck, Accenture, Princeton University and Johnson & Johnson. We have performed for fundraisers for social service organizations and community groups and at restaurants, trains and dinner cruises.

Our shows have been commissioned by corporate clients and universities around the USA with focus in the NJ, NY, PA region. Our shows are great for team building! We offer a variety of Murder Mysteries, Comedy Wedding and our very own Comedy Trial entitled We The Jury.

Theater To Go is also available to bring traditional stage plays to your venue. We are the producers of Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge, we can bring this and other plays to you.

Customizable shows available

Southern NJ
Cape May Stage 
405 Lafayette Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Cape May Stage Southern NJ Theatres Voted one of the Top 3 theatres in NJ!
Cape May Stage is Southern New Jersey’s premiere professional Equity theatre, celebrating 25+ years of artistic excellence. A modern performance space housed within a historic building, Cape May Stage produces six Main Stage shows each season along with second stage events featuring Broadway and Hollywood performers. The theatre’s educational offerings include audience talkbacks, a published ‘Stage Notes’ Guide to every show, children’s theatre camps, and a Resident Intern Company that attracts recent college graduates from all over the country for a season of intensive, hands-on learning and work. The National Playwrights’ Symposium, presented each spring by the theatre, attracts award-winning and aspiring playwrights to Cape May. A favorite among locals and tourists, Cape May Stage’s reputation for artistic excellence in a relaxed setting has earned it many awards in the region.

Offering 6 Main Stage performances a year!

Northern NJ
New Jersey Performing Arts Center 
One Center Street, Newark, NJ
1-888-GO NJPAC or 973-642-8989

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Theatres in NJ Some of the best live entertainment in NJ!
Since the grand opening, center stage in NJPAC'S two halls (the 2,750-seat Prudential Hall and the 514-seat Victoria Theater) has been filled by renowned artists, cultural icons, and some of the world's most cherished orchestral, dance, theater, and instrumental works. NJPAC is also known for having some of the best performers from New Jersey's outstanding array of artists and performing companies. They offer everything from Classical music, International dance, World music, Jazz, Theatre and more. No matter what kind of live entertainment you're looking to see, they offer it all at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.  See their events page for upcoming plays and shows in NJ!

NJ Theatre with a wide variety of entertainment!

Northeast NJ
Art House Productions 
136 Magnolia Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306

Art House Productions Northeast NJ theatres Variety of events happening weekly
Art House Productions was founded in September 2001 by writer and actress Christine Goodman as a place for poets and community members in Jersey City, NJ to meet and share new work. Since its inception, it has significantly influenced the advancement of the arts community in Jersey City. Through Art House Productions' events and programming they create performance, broadcast and publishing opportunities that empower voices, facilitate interaction between artists and community, provide educational programs and foster an understanding of the arts.

Ongoing events include Acting Classes for adults led by Christine Goodman, as well as Stages! Theatre Academy and Performance Company for Youth. Several times a year Stages! members perform a play for the community. Visit their events calendar for specific events including Open Mic Nights, Film Shoots, Mixers and much more. Join the community! Art House Productions is always looking for playwrights/screenwriters, actors and directors for upcoming plays, as well as volunteers.

One of the major pioneering forces for the arts in Jersey City

Southern NJ
Voorhees Theatre Company
1000 Holly Oak Drive, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Voorhees Theatre Company in NJ Performance and Education Opportunities Available!
Voorhees Theatre Company is one of Southern NJ’s best community theatres. VTC was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2002. Its mission is to offer performance and educational opportunities to artists on stage and behind the scenes and to bring audiences professional-caliber performances within and beyond the walls of the theatre. Our organization is well known for educating and nurturing young performers and for offering performance and theatre opportunities to local artists of all ages. VTC offers a safe harbor to all participants who want to explore the arts. Past performers have gone on to perform on Broadway stages and touring companies, Disney World, become teachers in music and theatre education or have taken the confidence they gained from the program to become better public speakers or participants in group settings.

VTC produces the following programs each year; a six-week summer camp with theatre education, which culminates in a musical production at the end of the summer, a young adult musical, an all-age fall musical production, a student directed murder mystery, continuing theatre education and master classes with theatre professionals. The mainstage shows are performed in a proscenium theatre with close to 1000 seats.

Enjoy True NJ Art!

Northern NJ
Bergen Performing Arts Center
30 N. Van Brunt Street. Englewood, NJ

Bergen Performing Arts Center Theatres in NJ Wide variety of events and shows in NJ!
The Bergen Performing Arts Center showcases New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concerts, comedy shows, concerts of all types, family events, Theatre performances and plays and a wide variety of special events. Educational programs include school-time performances, artists-in-residence programs, a performing arts and a dance school. Bergen County Performing Arts Center has become one of the most prestigious theatres in NJ. There's something happening here almost every night of the week! Check out their upcoming shows and plan your next night out on the town in New Jersey! You can order Tickets online, or via telephone by calling 201-227-1030.

There's always something playing at this NJ Theatre!

Theaters in Northern NJ
Growing Stage Theatre: Children's Theatre of New Jersey
Historic Palace Theatre Route 183 Netcong, NJ 973-347-4946

All Children's Theatre 
P.O. Box 6328 Parsippany NJ 973-335-5328

Burgdoff Center for the Performing Arts
Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Rd., Maplewood, NJ 973-843-7157

Paper Mill Playhouse 
Brookside Drive Millburn, NJ 973-379-3636

Playwrights Theatre 
33 Green Village Road Madison, NJ 973-514-1787

Williams Center for the Arts
One William Plaza, Rutherford, NJ 201-939-2323

Darress Theatre
615 Main St., Boonton, NJ 973-334-9292

Teaneck New Theatre
The Hackensack Cultural Arts Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, NJ 201-487-5518

JCC MetroWest Center for the Arts
760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 973-530-3444

Shea Center for Performing Arts
William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Rd., Wayne, NJ 973-720-2371

Center for the Performing Arts - DeBaun Auditorium
Stevens Institute of Technology, 5th & Hudson Sts., Hoboken, NJ 201-216-8937

Westminster Arts Center
Bloomfield College, Franklin & Fremont Sts., Bloomfield, 973-748-9000, ext. 279
Premiere Stages 
Kean University 1000 Morris Avenue Union, NJ 908-737-4092

ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT)
Voorhees High School, 256 County Rd. 513, Glen Gardner, NJ 908-638-5959

Dover Little Theatre
69 Elliot Street, Dover, NJ 973-328-9202

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum 
6 Normandy Heights Road Morristown, NJ 973-971-3706

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 
36 Madison Avenue Madison, NJ 973-408-3278

Hudson Theatre Ensemble
Hudson School Performance - Space 601 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 201-377-7014

Kean University Performing Arts - Kean Stage
Wilkins Theatre, Morris Ave., Union, NJ 908-737-7469

Luna Stage
695 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 973-744-3309

Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Dr. (Exit 26 Rt. 80), Budd Lake, NJ 973-691-2100

The Summit Playhouse
10 New England Ave., Summit, NJ 908-273-2192

The Barn Theater 
32 Skyline Drive, Montville, NJ 973-334-9320

As you can see from all the links above, Northern New Jersey has many Theatres and Theatre companies. Many of these theatres offer workshops or classes for aspiring actors, adults and Children alike. Many also have open calls for auditions even for the inexperienced. Donating time or money to a local Theatre is a great way to get involved in the Arts for your immediate community. Many of the Theatres have small budgets and are nonprofit.

NJ Theater and Plays in Central NJ

 Central NJ

Theaters, Playhouses and Theatre companies in Central NJ

Central NJ
George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

George Street Playhouse Theatres in New Jersey World Class Theatre in Central NJ!
The George Street Playhouse was founded in 1974 and it continues to be one of New Jersey's preeminent professional theatres. The staff is committed to the production of new and established plays. With a staff of 50 artists, technicians and administrators, George Street Playhouse develops innovative theatre that encourages the growth of the theatrical art form, while reflecting and addressing the needs of our community. They feature a play almost every night of the week! Order your tickets ahead or just stop by, there's always a seat open for you. You can buy Tickets Online.

Performing for New Jersey since 1974!

Central NJ
State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ

The State Theatre New Jersey Theatre and Play Information National and International Performances in NJ!
The State Theatre is a completely restored and renovated 1921 vaudeville and silent film palace. Although it is 2013 and the times have changed drastically, the feeling still reflects a time when the theatre was the center of life. They showcase hundreds of performances a year ranging from classic plays to musicians and singers. Their goal is to enrich the lives of New Jersey residents by providing them with high-quality performances. See their upcoming events for some great performances!

Amazing and enriching Old-School Theatre Feeling!

Central NJ
McCarter Theatre Center
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ

McCarter Theatre Center New Jersey Theatres Culturally Thriving New Jersey Theatre!
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation. They offer over 200 performances of theatre, dance, music and special events each year. McCarter's audience is truly a regional one. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season from all twenty-one counties in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, New York and twenty-three additional states. The party doesn’t have to stop once the show is over! Live it up with After Hours Parties exclusive to the McCarter Theatre. Enjoy delicious food, an open bar, door prizes and more! You can buy tickets online.

Come for a show and stay for a party!

Central NJ
Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ

Kelsey Theatre Play and Theatre Information in NJ Always a performance for everyone in your family!
The Kelsey Theatre is located on the Campus of Mercer County Community College. It is known as the Premiere Family Theatre in Central New Jersey. They offer some of the most children's theatre performances of any other theatre in New Jersey. The Kelsey Theatre offers a full season of live cultural events, family theatre, children's theatre, and adult events - both professional and semi-professional. The Kelsey Theatre is an intimate, handicapped accessible, theatre facility with safe, secure parking right next door.

Kids theatre and art workshops offered every summer!


More Theaters in Central NJ
Union County Arts Center
1601 Irving St., Rahway, NJ 732-499-8226

Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton St., Bound Brook, NJ 732-469-7700

Somerset Valley Playhouse
689 Amwell Rd (Rt. 514), Hillsborough, NJ 908-369-7469

Main Street Theater Company
3018 Bordentown Avenue Parlin, NJ 732-553-1153

Cranford Dramatic Clu- CDC Theatre
78 Winans Ave., Cranford, NJ 908-276-7611

New Jersey Youth Theatre
656 Westfield Ave., Westfield, NJ 908-233-3200

Count Basie Theatre
99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ 732-842-9000

Crossroads Theatre 
7 Livingston AvenueNew Brunswick, NJ 732-545-8100

Raritan Valley Community College - Edward Nash Theatre
Rt. 28 & Lamington Rd. (Rt. 78 exit 26 or Rt.22W), North Branch, NJ 908-725-3420

Stephen J. Capestro Theater, Rt. 1 South, Edison, NJ 732-548-2884

First Avenue Play house 
123 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ 732-291-7552

Villagers Theater
Franklin Twp. Municipal Complex, 475 DeMott Lane, Somerset, NJ 732-873-2710

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Memorial Drive, downtown Trenton's historic Capitol Complex, 609-984-8400.

Theatres in Central New Jersey is thriving. Although thereare not as many actualTheatresas Northern New Jersey, many of the Theatres are well managed and offer fine productions. Going out to see a Play in Central New Jersey is a fine alternative to driving into the city. 

NJ Theater and Plays in Southern NJ

 Southern NJ

Theaters, Playhouses and Theatre companies in Southern NJ

Southern NJ
Broadway Theatre of Pitman
6752 Weymouth Road, Mays Landing, NJ

Broadway Theatre of Pitman New Jersey Theatres and Playhouses Putting on Performances for New Jersey since 1926!
The Broadway Theatre of Pitman is dedicated to breathing life into the most exciting theatre productions written for a diverse audience. They create a joyous process of discovery for their actors and their audience while educating and entertaining the community through various outreach and educational programs. The Pitman Theatre has performances for everyone in the family. Performances range from classic drama plays to musicals, kids performances and everything in between. Even if you had the theatre, The Pitman Theatre will make you change your mind and keep you coming back! The Pitman Theatre accepts auditions for upcoming shows. You can Purchase Tickets online.

Offering Theatre Summer camps for kids in NJ!

Southern NJ
Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ

Algonquin Arts Theatre New Jersey Playhouses and Theatres Wide variety of performances at this NJ Theatre!
The Algonquin Arts Theatre is a non-profit corporation that was founded in 1992 to provide cultural enrichment for residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. They do this through a plethora of high-quality performances ranging from comedies, one-man shows, children's theatre and special events. Their 540-seat theatre offers more than enough seating for their sold-out shows. Besides their rich theatre productions The Algonquin Arts Theatre has multiple other serious throughout the year. They have a Broadway series which highlights the most popular New York Broadway hits right here in New Jersey! They also have a concert and orchestra series performed by the best New Jersey and New York musicians.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre has many fine programs helping kids of all ages become passionate about the theatre. They have educational workshops that teach kids the fundamentals of theatre. They have a performing arts academy, a theatre school ad a kids club all designed to bring out children's passion for acting and theatre.

Adult and Children auditions available for upcoming performances!

More Theaters in Southern NJ
Pollak Theatre
Monmouth Univer. Performing Arts, 400 Cedar Ave., W. Long Branch, NJ 732-571-3483

Brookdale Performing Arts Center
765 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 732-224-2411

The Strand Theatre
400 Clifton Ave. Lakewood, NJ 732-367-7789

Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts
Rutgers-Camden campus near Third and Pearl Streets, Camden, NJ 856-225-2700

Living Arts Repertory Theatre (Westmont Theatre)
49 Haddon Avenue, Westmont, NJ

Stockton Performing Arts Center
Stockton College, Pamona NJ, 609-652-9000

Come to Southern New Jersey to see a play! There are boundless opportunities for a weekend getaway down in Southern NJ where you can have dinner, enjoy the Theatre and then stay in a Bed and Breakfast.


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