State Theatre New Jersey—creating extraordinary experiences through the power of live performance. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education.
New Jersey’s second largest cultural provider, the historic State Theatre New Jersey is a magnificently renovated silent-film palace that flourishes today as a premier not-for-profit venue of the Northeast. The 1,850-seat theatre presents a diverse lineup of world-class performing artists and education programs that enrich the lives of more than 200,000 residents each year.
Built in 1921 and designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the historic State Theatre thrived well into the 1960s. Transformed back into a handsome facility for live performance after a period of neglect, the venue reopened as a not-for-profit performing arts center in April 1988, and the press and public raved about its visual and acoustical splendors. Since 1988, more than 5.5 million people have attended performances and events at The State.
State Theatre New Jersey’s mission is to enrich the lives of people of diverse backgrounds across the region and to contribute to a vital urban environment by presenting the finest national and international performing artists; providing arts education to inform, inspire, and build future audiences; and providing a major performing arts venue in central New Jersey that encourages and enables members of the community to have a life-long association with the performing arts.
Our robust season of approximately 200 mainstage programs features high-caliber performing artists across a variety of genres, including an increasing number of blockbuster acts. Pillars of our programming include three Series: Orchestra, Family, and Broadway. In addition, we present comedy, rock/pop, ballet and modern dance, orchestral pops with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, jazz, international programming, a free Summer Movie Series, and autism-friendly Relaxed Performances.
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