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Bickford Theatre

Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road
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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 use the venue as a self-producing theatre for its membership. During its first six seasons, Bickford Theatre was nominated for 32 awards, won six, and placed a show in the Star-Ledger’s annual Top Ten Plays list for three consecutive years. The Bickford produces its shows under the auspices of Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Additionally, the theatre offers educational opportunities for children and adults through its Brightest Star School for the Performing Arts. (MP)

Bickford Theatre Information

  • Public Transportation: Poor (nearest bus or train is at the Morristown Station, which is a 25-minute walk)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: 4 mainstage shows per season with multiple performances of each, plus several special events and concerts
  • Ticket Prices: $40 General Public; $36 Seniors (65+); $33 Morris Museum & Theatre Guild Members; $20 Students. Special event prices vary
  • Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more can buy $30 tickets
  • Subscriptions: Preview Subscription $130 (All 4 mainstage shows plus 1 A La Carte Choice); Talk-Back Subscription $135 (All 4 mainstage shows plus 1 A La Carte Choice) Second Thursday night performances of each play with a post-performance chat with members of the cast and creative team; TGIF Subscription $145–$150 (All 4 mainstage shows plus 1 A La Carte Choice) Friday, Saturday or Sunday shows; Flex Pass $115 (4 admissions); Student Subscription $65 (5 admissions). Benefits include best seat guarantee, discounts on additional tickets, and easy ticket exchange
  • Memberships: Understudy Level ($50); Actor Level ($100 Single; $180 Two-person Household); Playwright Couple Level ($350); Director Couple Level ($500); Producer Level ($1,000). Depending on level, benefits include a listing in Playbills, subscription to the “Spotlight” Newsletter, invitations to special events, Opening Night Receptions, invitation to the End of Season Party, complimentary subscription, and more.