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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940-1434
+1 973-408-5600
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GREAT local theatre.

My wife and I were members for more than 10 years. The theatre seating is great. No seat is bad... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Chatham, New Jersey
Great theater

We go every year and we love it. Recommended for all ages especially if you have the opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Maria O
Madison, New Jersey
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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called "New Jersey Shakespeare Festival") is one of 25 professional theatres in the state. One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation — serving 100,000 adults and children annually — it is New Jersey's largest professional theatre company dedicated to Shakespeare's canon and other classic masterworks. Through its productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.
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36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940-1434
+1 973-408-5600
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I were members for more than 10 years. The theatre seating is great. No seat is bad. There is a balcony which is very nice. We had an annual subscription so we had seats in the 2nd row from the stage. They...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We go every year and we love it. Recommended for all ages especially if you have the opportunity to see the play outdoors at one of the local universities the company performs lots of fun comedies you can bring chairs picnic basket lots of fun.

Thank Maria O
Reviewed 22 November 2015

The smalltown community of Madison, NJ, is NOT located on the famed New Jersey coast. It is, however, a quiet and very pleasant place to visit. An attractive main street lined with small shops, eating places, etc - you won't find the ever-present chain stores...More

1  Thank Ulrich K
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Went Wednesday evening to see "The Diary of Anne Frank" which was very good. The theatre itself is very small (which is good - it makes the theatre very intimate) and all seats had very good line of site. The seats were comfortable. The one...More

2  Thank ams44
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This theater company's productions are always A-1, and they're not just Shakespeare. One of the first things that consistently impresses me is the staging and sets -- they know how to do a lot with a little for maximum effect. Costumes are always perfect and,...More

1  Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great actor, both pro and interns. Not a bad seat in the house. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Easy parking .

1  Thank karl l
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

The 2015 Season of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opened strong with "The Royal Family" (runs to June 21 so hurry). Superbly cast and beautifully staged as always, directed by Bonnie Monte now in her 25th year as Artist Director. We always enjoy well-acted...More

1  Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We've had season tickets to this theatre for years and it is always a joy. Shakespeare or new, unknown plays all done with style and great pacing. They never disappoint. Prices a fraction of similar quality on Broadway. Six plays a season, wow.

1  Thank snhandel
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Invited by a friend to the Shakespeare Theater, I was pleasantly surprise how the theater accommodates people with disabilities. To begin with the Tilgman parking lot is free and a short walking distance from the theater along a paved path. The entrance to the theater...More

1  Thank duck8to
Reviewed 2 February 2015

We are so lucky to have Bonnie Monte and this Shakespeare Theatre in NJ. Period. I have been a season ticket holder off and on for years. The 2014 year was one of their best. As always not a bad seat in the house, top...More

2  Thank triptroll
Elizabeth G, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Thanks for your review! We appreciate all your support. The 2015 Season was just announced; we hope to see you soon!

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Response from pavlovich123 | Reviewed this property |
Two good orchestra seats will cost $118.total.There are also balcony seats at $49 each or $98 for the two. The theatre is small with excellent sight lines. If you buy a subscription for the season, you will save. Great... More