Discover New Jersey Arts!
Come be inspired, entertained and captivated…Come discover New Jersey’s vibrant, world-class arts scene!
As the birthplace of film and home to a variety of acclaimed artists, New Jersey celebrates its long, rich history of artistic excellence everyday in its award-winning theaters, magnificent performing arts centers, unique museums, galleries and downtown arts districts.
If you’re North Jersey bound be sure to catch a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. As one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers, it attracts the brightest stars and other world-class performers year-round.
Just a few steps away, explore the Newark Museum, filled with classic and contemporary art from around the world including the finest collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere.
If taking in a play is more your thing, be sure to visit the Madison-based Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, one of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation or the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn for one of its classic productions of American Musical Theatre.
If you’re heading toward Central Jersey don’t miss “theatre row” in New Brunswick, which features the George Street Playhouse, whose productions of both new and established plays have garnered attention both on and off-Broadway.
New Brunswick is also home to the Tony Award-winning Crossroads Theatre Company, one of the nation's premiere African American theater companies and the State Theatre, a major venue for performing arts and entertainment.
Extend your stay with a stop on the Rutgers University campus to visit the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, home to the third-largest university-housed art collection in the country.
Head south from New Brunswick and you’ll find yourself in Princeton, home to the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, presenting more than 200 events annually plus the world-renowned Westminster Choir and the Princeton University Art Museum.
For a special treat, take the whole family over to nearby Hamilton and stop by Grounds for Sculpture, a beautifully landscaped 35-acre outdoor sculpture park with more than 240 contemporary works of art.
Going down the Shore? New Jersey’s beautiful beaches are anchored by culturally rich towns with year-round attractions, including the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, the Wildwood Convention Center in Wildwood and Lakewood's Strand Theatre.
Cape May’s Victorian heritage is enchanting in every season and events like the Cape May Music Festival and the Cape May Jazz Festival keep thousands of people traveling to this historic beach town no matter what the weather!
Head inland to Millville where the art and industry of glassmaking have shaped the town for centuries and continue to draw an international crowd throughout the year.
Set on 50 wooded acres, the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center includes the Museum of American Glass, Down Jersey Folklife Center and a glass factory where you can try your hand at glassblowing.
Nearby you’ll find the Glasstown Arts District, featuring the galleries of the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts.
New Jersey is home to some of the hottest destinations with so many unique arts offerings you might have to extend your stay to fit it all in!
Whatever your pleasure, New Jersey’s arts scene is ready to welcome you. Come explore your passion.
For a complete list of upcoming performances, exhibitions and events visit www.JerseyArts.com.
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