South Jersey is home to many live theater venues that host some of the most enchanting theatrical productions and musical acts for locals and visitors to enjoy. Each of these 10 theater venues has something unique to offer, and is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget!
1. Broadway Theatre of Pitman
43 S. Broadway, Pitman, NJ
The Broadway Theatre of Pitman is dedicated to breathing life into the most exciting theater productions written for a diverse audience. They engage and excite their audience, while using the stage as a place where professional and aspiring actors can learn, explore, grow and produce excellence together. They create a joyous process of discovery for the actors and the audience while educating and entertaining the community. Upcoming shows include An American in Paris (September 11 – October 4), The Pajama Game (September 13 – October 6), Cabaret (October 23 – November 15), Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (October 25 – November 17), and Miracle on 34th Street the Musical (December 6 – 22).
The Scottish Rite is one of the largest auditoriums in South Jersey and it was voted one of the “150 Best Buildings and Places” by the American Institute of Architects. The Scottish Rite property is comprised of two separate buildings: the Collingswood Grand Ballroom and the 1,050 seat Scottish Rite Auditorium. The auditorium presents over twenty concerts per year by notable musicians and bands, in addition to being the home of the Collingswood Community Theatre, which stages 4 to 5 productions per year. Upcoming shows and concerts include Collingswood’s Great Gatsby Gala (October 4), Rick Wakeman – Grumpy Old Rockstar Tour (October 11), Aladdin the Ballet (October 12 & 13), Buddy Guy (October 18) and so much more!
3. The Eagle Theatre
208 Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ
The Eagle Theatre, South Jersey’s only year-round professional equity theatre, is dedicated to redefining regional theatre through innovation, enlightened production techniques, and the development of eclectic theatrics. Under the direction of Ted Wioncek III and Ed Corsi, this nationally recognized, award-winning regional theatre produces more than 160 live performances each year. Upcoming performances and events include Gary (September 20 – October 13), Stand-Up Comedy Night (November 2), and Dogfight (November 15 – December 8).
4. The Grand Theatre: Home of the Road Company
405 S. Main Street, Williamstown, NJ
Built in 1924, the historic Grand Theater is being kept alive by the Road Company Theatre Group and continues to bring entertainment to the surrounding community. Their mission is to entertain and enrich people by providing a venue for fostering the arts through creative expression, education, social interaction, and community development. Upcoming shows include Frost/Nixon (September 5 – 15), Saturday Night Fever (October 10 – 26), Into the Woods (November 21 – December 7), and Matilda (January 23 – February 8).
5. Haddonfield Plays & Players
97 E. Atlantic Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ
Haddonfield Plays and Players is a gathering of dedicated individuals who come together to provide quality theater at an affordable price. They offer a wide variety of productions, from comedies to mysteries to musicals. Besides their normal season productions, they also produce shows aimed specifically at children and families, as well as special productions for school groups. Upcoming shows and events include the Teen One Act Play Showcase (September 13 & 14), The Crucible (October 10 – 26), Old Fashioned Vaudeville Variety Show (November 1 & 2), and Willy Wonka (December 5 – 26).
6. Moorestown Theater Company
19 W. Main Street, Moorestown, NJ
Since 2003, the Moorestown Theater Company has been a non-profit community theater dedicated to developing young actors and stage performers. It’s a place where families can have fun performing musical theater together. Upcoming shows and events include the Extravagala (November 1), Winnie the Pooh (November 8, 9 & 10), Frozen Jr. (December 6 – 14).
7. The Ritz Theatre Company
915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, NJ
The Ritz Theatre Company was founded more than 30 years ago to bring live, quality, professional productions to the region. They have aspired to make theatre accessible to everyone, entertain their audiences with favorites, provide training for actors, introduce kids to the magic of live theatre, and help restore the historic building they call home. Upcoming shows include The Ghosts of Ravenswood Manor (September 12 – 29), The Wiz (October 31 – November 24), and Sweet Charity (January 9 – February 2).
8. Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
303 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ
The Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts provides performances, exhibitions, education programs, and community projects that inspire a full appreciation and enjoyment of the arts. The center creates meaningful opportunities to participate in the arts, advance the central role of the arts in pre K-12 education, and increase awareness of the arts as essential to cultural, economic, and community vitality.
9. Salem County Theaters
Carney’s Point & Elmer, NJ
If performing art is your passion, there are a number of large and small venues throughout Salem County including the 400-seat Sol and Jean Davidow Performing Arts Theatre at Salem Community College in Carney’s Point and the intimate 240-seat Clare Rostan Appel Theatre in Elmer. Both venues feature excellent sight lines and acoustics, free parking, and easy access.
10. South Camden Theatre Company
400 Jasper Street & Michael Doyle Lane, Camden, NJ
As Camden’s first professional theater, the South Camden Theatre Company enhances the community by creating quality, artistic productions while anchoring The Waterfront South Arts District. They strive to promote South Camden’s rebirth as a destination by providing a positive experience for its residents and those from the surrounding region. Upcoming shows include The Breath of Life by David Hare (September 6 – 27) and Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones (November 1 – 22).