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Princeton Theater: Theater Around Princeton

Below are our Princeton Theater recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, theater history and other points of interest in Princeton Art.
 

Actors Shakespeare Company

Actors Shakespeare Company at New Jersey City University (ASC)

As the professional theatre in residence at New Jersey City University, Actors Shakespeare Company has been providing a strong united partnership for over a decade. Committed primarily to presenting the works of Shakespeare in a atmosphere that’s both true to the spirit in which the works were originally premiered and also accessible to modern day audiences, ASC’s annual season has grown to include classic works by other writers (Alexandre Dumas, …more…

The Bickford Theatre

Bickford Theatre

The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum is a professional company that produces year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series consisting of dramas, comedies, thrillers, and musicals; two Children’s Theatre series; and a Jazz Showcase. When the theatre opened in 1986, it was used primarily as a lecture hall that occasionally housed concerts and poetry readings as well. In 1994, the Board of Trustees of the Morris Museum decided to …more…

Garage Theatre Group

Garage Theatre Group

The Garage Theatre Group was co-founded in 1993 as “a place for professional artists and youth artists to be able to grow and stretch.” For its first 10 years, the company performed in various venues throughout Bergen County, including several high school auditoriums. In 2003, Fairleigh Dickinson University offered GTG a residency at The Becton Theatre; that same year, the company was recognized by The Bergen County Department of Parks …more…

George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse

One of the Jersey state’s leading dramatic companies, George Street Playhouse has hosted the development of such important theatrical works as The Spitfire Grill, the Musical, Anne Meara’s Down the Garden Path, and the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Proof. Staging its five-show season in an intimate thrust-stage setting, works at George Street combine the cutting edge and contemporary (Circle Mirror Transformation, Creating Claire) with timeless stories …more…

Luna Stage

Luna Stage

Luna Stage was founded in 1992 and became an Equity Theater in 1995. For 18 years, the company made its home in Montclair, NJ, first in a small space on Walnut Street and later in a larger facility on Bloomfield Avenue. In the fall of 2010, Luna moved to a new home in West Orange, in the heart of the Valley Arts District. The new facility features a …more…

McCarter Theatre Center

McCarter Theatre Center

The history of the McCarter dates back 80 years; the theatre was originally built as a permanent home for the Princeton University Triangle Club, which continues to perform here to this day. During the 1930s, the McCarter gained popularity as a pre-Broadway showcase venue due to its large seating capacity, its 40-foot proscenium stage, and its proximity to New York City. Among the American classics that had their world premieres …more…

New Jersey Repertory Company

New Jersey Repertory Company

A forward-thinking troupe aimed at developing new works, New Jersey Repertory Company is the rare professional theatre to annually produce a full season focused primarily on world premiere stagings. With over 300 readings and 73 mainstage productions under its belt, in its brief thirteen year history NJRC has developed works that have gone on to larger life regionally and throughout the country. Housed …more…

Paper Mill Playhouse

Paper Mill Playhouse

Some of the greatest stars of the American stage and screen have graced the stage of Paper Mill Playhouse, which, throughout its 70 year history, has given rise to some of the most memorable productions on the eastern seaboard. From its summer stock beginnings, boasting notable turns from the likes of Lillian Gish, Talullah Bankhead and Basil Rathbone, to acclaimed recent revivals …more…

Passage Theatre Company

Passage Theatre Company

A developmental theatre company focusing on the works of local writers, Passage Theatre’s adventurous productions push boundaries and use the arts as a palpable bridge of connection to the diverse communities of downtown Trenton. Housed at the historic Mill Hill Playhouse, the company’s annual line-up includes a three-show mainstage featuring new dramas, comedies, and musicals, as well as a popular Solo Flights series highlighting …more…

Playwrights Theatre

Playwrights Theatre

A unique theatrical entity committed solely to the development of new creative writing, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey has, since 1986, elevated the creation of hundreds of premiere works for the stage. Working through a developmental program that invites patrons to witness the evolution of a new play from first draft readings through fully staged productions, Playwrights presents a nurturing environment for writers in …more…

Pushcart Players

Pushcart Players

The Pushcart Players is a touring children’s theater that performs for schools and families around New Jersey and throughout the country. Pushcart offers various arts-in-education workshops and themed, seasonal stage offerings. ...more...

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

One of the most celebrated classical companies in the United States, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey attracts an audience of over 100,000 patrons each year. Housed on the campus of Drew University, STNJ’s year-round season incorporates the great masterworks with modern classics from writers like Shaw, Pinter and Tennessee Williams. Performances are held at the troupe’s sumptuous home at the F. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, …more…

Two River Theatre Company

Two River Theatre Company

Housed in a spectacular new theatre space on the Red Bank, the building of a gorgeous home marked a fitting tribute to Two River Theatre Company, one of the fastest growing professional theatre companies to emerge in central New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the theatre has in a relatively short time established itself as one of the area’s most vibrant arts centers. The company presents …more…