We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
The Great Auditorium - A place to be experienced

What a gorgeous facility. One of those worth experiencing to appreciate amazing construction is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
East Brunswick, New Jersey

One of the most spectacular attractions in New Jersey. A beautifully restored historic structure... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Cynthia S
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
via mobile
Read all 60 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
54 Pitman Ave, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756-1557
+1 732-775-0035
Improve This Listing
Reviews (60)
Filter reviews
60 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great auditorium summer concerts historic place pipe organ beautiful building world renowned acoustics grove structure ocean beauty nj
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 60 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gorgeous facility. One of those worth experiencing to appreciate amazing construction is a very quaint town. Any entertainment attended there is enhanced by the structure itself.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most spectacular attractions in New Jersey. A beautifully restored historic structure surrounded by street after street of historic tents. An amazing little area right in the heart of Ocean Grove. A real treat to see a Saturday night show, hear a soothing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive building from a previous period in American History. Built predominantly of wood this is a large room. Attended a brass band concert. The band was joined by the organ for a couple of numbers. A mighty beast indeed. Maybe some pipes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RepUSA
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a tour of this historic place at 1 pm as noted on the website only to find it started at 12:30. There we also discovered that the next one wasn’t at 3pm but at 6:30 pm. It was hot today it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank The_VPs
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I consider it a privilege to have been in that gorgeous wooden building. The acoustics are incredible.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The Great Auditorium has a wonderful schedule of events, performances and Concerts from well-known stars.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jlanterman
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

One of my great treats is enjoying a live concert on a summer’s evening at the Great Auditorium. Doors open, a sea breeze blowing through. Great acoustics. Old fashioned US spirit. 125 Year’s of history. You can picture the great performers and speakers who have...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Das4545
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Impressive structure, huge, iconic. Summer concerts without AC--yet somehow not a problem. Attending Sun. service in summer is interesting.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank John O
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Haven't been to a show there in a while, but still go by when we're in the area. Shows are usually pretty good with some old(er) headliners. No ac but a breeze helps. Check who'll be there on their web site

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Lovetogarden52
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The Great Auditorium is a quintessential part of Ocean Grove. It is a gorgeous place with a rich history. No matter what time of year you visit, it is impressive.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Christine C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Albatross Hotel
59 reviews
.11 miles away
Shawmont Hotel
112 reviews
.19 miles away
Ocean Vista Hotel
34 reviews
.19 miles away
Empress Hotel
359 reviews
.49 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25 nearby restaurants
Day's Ice Cream
251 reviews
.02 miles away
SeaGrass Restaurant
565 reviews
.08 miles away
The Starving Artist
246 reviews
.02 miles away
637 reviews
.23 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Ocean Grove Beach
295 reviews
.01 miles away
Clancy's Tavern
42 reviews
.41 miles away
Main Avenue Galleria
16 reviews
.04 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
3 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RepUSA | Reviewed this property |
A lawn opposite the main entrance is reserved for handicapped permit holders. In side not so easy as it’s an old building.
18 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from beachgirl-711-12 | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol is sold in Ocean Grove but you can bring your own wine to several restaurants. You may drink water in the Auditorium but that is all. There is no food there but several good restaurants within walking distance