Music & Theater
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If you’re looking for a fun alternative to the same old movie theater outing – whether with friends or family – take a look at our music & theater options. This area is full of exciting things to do, including theatrical productions and musicals.

Check out our venues below and add some magic to your days. Each listing includes a more detailed description of the venue and the events they host, as well as their name, address, phone number, website, and driving directions.
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

(973) 378-7754

5 Mead St
South Orange, NJ 07079   Directions Website

Enjoy a performance by the tight-knit ensemble at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in an intimate venue. This small, community-oriented theater produces a variety of classic and contemporary plays, improv comedies and holiday specials all year long. Aspiring young actors will love the company’s summer youth program.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New Jersey Performing Arts Center

(888) 466-5722

1 Center St
Newark, NJ 07102   Directions Website

Come by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for an unforgettable performance! The NJPAC, one of the largest performing arts centers in the country, has played a vital role in revitalizing downtown Newark. This enormous entertainment complex features four prominent performance halls and theaters–Prudential Hall, Victoria Hall, The Chase Room, and Horizon Theater.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

(973) 624-3713

60 Park Pl
Newark, NJ 07102   Directions Website

The Grammy Award-winning New Jersey Symphony Orchestra can most often be found playing in the NJPAC, when not touring the rest of New Jersey and other states to showcase their nationally recognized talents. Since 1922, this symphony orchestra has had headquarters in Newark, drawing in some of the country’s finest musicians to this city.

Playwrights Theatre
Playwrights Theatre

(973) 514-1787

28 Walnut St
Madison, NJ 07940   Directions Website

The masterful Playwrights Theatre dedicates itself to developing and nurturing the dramatic imaginations of its artists and audience through its unique entertainment programs. This non-profit professional theater and arts education institute attracts students, actors and writers from across the country through its affiliation with the National New Play Network.

South Orange Performing Arts Center
South Orange Performing Arts Center

(973) 313-2787

1 SOPAC Way
South Orange, NJ 07079   Directions Website

Enjoy a variety of live performances–theatre, music and dance–as well as a variety of films–independent, foreign and family-friendly–at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. One of the premier entertainment and performing arts centers in the region, SOPAC also hosts a wide range of community events and educational programs for every age bracket.

State Theatre New Jersey
State Theatre New Jersey

(732) 246-7469

15 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901   Directions Website

Since 1921, State Theatre New Jersey has brought Broadway shows, operas, orchestra performances, family plays and much, much more to the Garden State. Less than an hour away from downtown Newark, this magnificent entertainment venue draws in large crowds for its stellar shows, excellent events and amazing arts education programs.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theater

(201) 798-6055

54 Journal Sq
Jersey City, NJ 07306   Directions Website

Visit the landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, an entertainment venue that hosts numerous community events, live performances and film screenings on its large stage and single-screen theater. One of the five Loew’s Wonder Theatres, this Baroque/Rococo building underwent several changes since it first opened in 1929 but is currently being renovated and restored to its original design with a few technological upgrades.

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