Central New Jersey Theatres
and Venues for Performing Arts 

Discover Central NJ Theatres for Performing Arts,
Plays, Broadway, Shows, Musicals, and Local Productions

New Jersey is home to a vibrant and diverse performing arts scene, with a wide range of theatres that cater to all tastes and interests.

Whether you're a fan of Broadway shows, experimental theater, or local productions, there's something for everyone in the Garden State.

So, grab your tickets and get ready to be entertained by the incredible talent that graces the stages of Central New Jersey's theatres.

Algonquin Theatre

Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main St.
Manasquan, NJ
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Algonquin Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, was founded in 1991 to provide cultural enrichment for residents of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. This mission is accomplished by presenting a wide range of arts programming, including dramatic and musical theatre, dance, musical concerts and film representing a diversity of style and cultural influence, film and mixed media presentations.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center

Axelrod Performing Arts Center
100 Grant Avenue
Deal Park, NJ
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Axelrod Performing Arts Center produces its own professionally staged musicals and ballets for the Jersey Shore in collaboration with Broadway directors, choreographers, and designers, showcasing professional actors, dancers and singers. A 501c3 organization, funding support for the Axelrod PAC comes from individuals, foundations, and grants that enable the arts center to present year-round events and programming.

Brook Art Center

Brook Arts Center
10 Hamilton Street
Bound Brook, NJ
The Brook Arts Center is one of only eight surviving vaudeville houses and offers plays, concerts, silent movies, educational and fundraising events, and serves as an arts incubator.While most theaters built in that era have been demolished or converted to movie multiplexes, the Brook Arts Center remains unchanged and stands as a 1920s-era Landmark.

Cateret Arts Center

The Carteret PAC
46 Washington Ave.
Cataret, NJ
Located in the Carteret downtown Arts District, this venue hosts a variety of concert & theatre performances. The multi-level, flexible space venue boasts a lower-level comedy/jazz club with piano lounge; a main floor concert/comedy and entertainment space with luxury theatre style seating. The rooftop lounge, decorated with high-end furnishings, fire pits, heaters, and bars, has its own stage and private cabana-style seating for dining and enjoying the sunset.

Count Bsie Theatre

Count Basie Center For The Arts
99 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ
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The Count Basie Center for the Arts is New Jersey's premier center for the cultural arts, dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas. The Basie mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that embrace and amplify the diversity of the region.

Crossroads Theatre

Crossroads Theatre Company
7 Livingston Avenue (Off George St.)
New Brunswick, NJ
Crossroads Theatre Company is the recipient of the 1999 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in the United States and is the nation's premiere African American theater. They are the first African American theater to receive this honor in the 33-year history of this special award category.

George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse
9 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
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The Playhouse produces five main stage plays each season from October through April and a next stage festival of new works in May. The theatre's seating capacity is 375. Each show runs for a minimum of 4 weeks or 32 performances.

Hopewell Theatre

Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Ave.
Hopewell, NJ
The Hopewell Theater is a 180 seat theater that features independent films, live music, comedy, and performances. With flexible seating options, from intimate banquette table seating to traditional fixed theater seats, as well as a balcony overlooking the stage

McCarter Theatre

McCarter Theatre
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ
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McCarter Theatre Center is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. The 1100 seat theatre was renovated and is adorned with new handcrafted imported lighting fixtures, rich velvet covered seats and new carpeting.

Spring Lake Theatre

Spring Lake Community House
300 Madison Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ
Home of the Spring Lake Theatre Company. The theater with seating for over 350 patrons, is known for producing Broadway-quality musicals, comedies, and dramas, with professionally talented casts, lavish sets and costumes, and show-stopping performances. Each year, the Company puts on six different shows per season, with the opening night ticket sales of each donated to a different, well-deserving area charity.

State Theatre

State Theatre
15 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
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The historic State Theatre is a renovated 1921 vaudeville and silent film palace that is today a premier center for the performing arts. The State Theatre offers a variety of performances including; international orchestras, soulful jazz, Broadway musicals, world-class dance, stand-up comedy, nostalgic big bands, glorious opera, children's events, and educational programs.

Strand Theatre

Strand Center For The Arts
400 Clifton Ave
Lakewood, NJ
The Strand is an entertainment venue offering live entertainment including concerts, comedy shows and musicals.

Two River Theatre

Two River Theater
21 Bridge Avenue
Red Bank, NJ
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Offers plays, programming, community conversations. and outstanding education programs for students and life-long learners. Their new, modern venue is easily accessible by car or NJ Transit train.

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