Your Guide to New Jersey Theaters!

Find your new favorite NJ theater!

Whether you're vacationing down the shore or tired of the sports traffic at the Meadowlands while heading into the City, the Garden State has the perfect theater for you! With 35 professional producing theater companies across the state, there's something for everyone to love - and Show-Score can help you find it!

Are you looking to catch a never-before-seen musical before it goes to Broadway? How about a play the whole family will enjoy? There's plenty of variety right in your own backyard. We make it easy to find your New Jersey Theater!

North Jersey

 Centenary Stage Company
 Hackettstown, Warren County

 Classics, Revivals, Musicals, New Plays, Family Shows, Other Performing Arts, Youth Education Programs

Looking for variety? Centenary Stage hosts events ranging from a full theatrical season to iconic concerts and professional dance company performances. From their Young Audience Series through their Fringe Festival, there is something to catch anyone's interest.

 Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
 Summit, Union County

 New Plays, Other Performing Arts, Youth Education Programs

Dreamcatcher presents contemporary theater and new works through a resident ensemble of actors. Be sure to check out their house improv team, cabaret nights, and spring playreading series where you're invited to discuss what you just saw with the playwright, director and actors afterwards!

 Luna Stage
 West Orange, Essex County

 New Plays, Youth Education Programs

In addition to their Mainstage season full of new plays, Luna Stage also has the site-specific NJ theater you've been looking for: the Secret Cities program is all about creating new works with, about, and for local communities. When that program isn't running, the New Moon series gives you the chance to attend readings for plays in all stages of development - and it's free!

 Paper Mill Playhouse
 Millburn, Essex County

 Classics, Revivals, Musicals, New Plays, Family Shows, Youth Education Programs

Winner of the 2016 Regional Theater Tony Award, Paper Mill is best known for presenting new musicals, several of which have gone on to Broadway success (including Newsies and A Bronx Tale). It's dedicated to making theater accessible to all and was the very first theater in the nation to present Sensory-Friendly performances.

 Premiere Stages at Kean University
 Union, Union County

 New Plays, Youth Education Programs

If you want to see emerging talent in high quality productions, check out Premiere Stages. With casting opportunities for Kean University students and a focus on new play development, this is the place to go for a glimpse of the future of American theater.

 The Growing Stage
 Netcong, Morris County

 Family Shows, Musicals, New Plays, Youth Education Programs

The whole family can be happy at The Growing Stage, a company dedicated solely to producing shows for young audiences and their families. They may be a children's theater, but they produce shows meant to engage audience members of all ages.

Central Jersey

 Crossroads Theater Company
New Brunswick, Middlesex County

 New Plays

Winner of the 1999 Regional Theater Tony Award, Crossroads Theater Company is one of the nation's leading theaters focused on bringing the African American experience to the stage. They develop and produce plays meant to tell honest stories and bring people together across cultural bridges.

 George Street Playhouse
 New Brunswick, Middlesex County

 Classics, Revivals, Musicals, New Plays, Youth Education Programs

George Street Playhouse has produced several productions that have gone on to Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters, including David Auburn's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof in 1999. Their current season includes everything from a suspenseful thriller to a romantic new musical in their brand new space at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.

 Passage Theatre Company
 Trenton, Mercer County

 New Plays

With only 100 seats in the theater, each audience member gets an intimate, personal experience here. The plays at Passage Theatre Company are often new works from diverse, contemporary voices that discuss social issues and reflect the Trenton community today.

 Two River Theater
 Red Bank, Monmouth County

 Classics, Revivals, Musicals, New Plays, Family Shows, Youth Education Programs

Two River Theater is committed to creating more diversity in their productions with a special focus on diverse casting and having works by African-American and Latinx playwrights as a vital part of their season. Plays that began at Two River such as Be More Chill and Hurricane Diane have gone on to have Broadway and Off-Broadway success.

South Jersey

 Cape May Stage
 Cape May, Cape May County

 Classics, Revivals, New Plays, Youth Education Programs

Cape May Stage presents a range of classic through contemporary and brand new plays in an intimate, 128-seat theatre. Built by a local architect as a church in 1853, this theater is a historic staple of the town and Cape May community which has been producing Equity productions since 1988.

 Eagle Theatre
 Hammonton, Atlantic County

 Revivals, Musicals, New Plays, Youth Education Programs

As South Jersey's only year-round professional Equity theater, Eagle Theatre produces over 160 performances each year. They've got plenty of variety for you, including reimagined revivals, world premieres and a program dedicated to bringing arts education to schools in under-served communities.

 East Lynne Theater Company
 Cape May, Cape May County

 Classics, Revivals, New Plays, Youth Education Programs

East Lynne brings American theater to life through both classic revivals and new works. Their shows are written by American playwrights or based on literature by American authors and work to reflect the American experience on the stage.

 Surflight Theatre
 Beach Haven, Ocean County

 Musicals, Family Shows, Other Performing Arts

Whether you live nearby or are vacationing down the shore, Surflight Theatre has been entertaining audiences with high-quality productions for over 70 years. They're a family-friendly destination with children's theater, musicals, plays, comedy and concerts.

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