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Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

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Address: 36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940-1434
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+1 973-408-5600
10:00 - 18:00
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The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (formerly called "New Jersey...

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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Better than Broadway

My wife and I have been subscribers for over 10 years. The shows, whether Shakespeare or other, are professionally staged equal to or better than Broadway for a fraction of the... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Dennis K
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I have been subscribers for over 10 years. The shows, whether Shakespeare or other, are professionally staged equal to or better than Broadway for a fraction of the price. Don't go if you like big time musicals; won't happen.

Thank Dennis K
Gillette, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've been a season subscriber for over 10 years and have seen so many wonderful productions in this cozy theater. Seating is excellent and staging is outstanding.

Thank cesbari
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great performance, lots of fun! Would recommend for all ages:) I saw A Child's Christmas in Wales, which was a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

Mendham, New Jersey
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Took my son to see "A Child's Christmas in Wales" with his class - wow! Easy access (on the campus of Drew University in Madison), a gorgeous little theater where you have a great view from every seat and are really close to the stage. Fabulous acoustics. A really memorable and, at times, moving performance given by superb actors -... More 

Thank Marie P
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The production was excellent but I was very disappointed that the cast all wore modern day clothes and the set was modern. For me it took away from the expectation of going to see a Shakespeare play. The actors did speak in an Elizabethan manner which was even more juxtapose to t heir normal everyday clothing

Thank runner22324nj
Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

There are no bad seats in this small theater. Plays range from Shakespeare to other classics. Enjoyable with friends! They do an excellent job!

Thank travelontheroad
Millburn, New Jersey
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Awesome production, incredible acting and direction. I was truly swept away. Thanks you for this great theater experience.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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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 have had some wonderful actors on the stage. We were lucky enough to see Dana... More 

Thank Golpher_924
Madison, New Jersey
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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
Siegburg, Germany
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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 and you won't miss them! The town of Madison is the home of the New... More 

1 Thank Ulrich K

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