State Theatre New Jersey opened in 1921 as “Reade's State Theatre,” when New Brunswick was a thriving transportation hub and manufacturing center with a growing population. The State Theatre stood out as a grand live performance and movie palace in the heyday of silent film and Vaudeville. It is one of only a few grand historic theaters remaining from this period and it is our goal to ensure that the stage is set for it to thrive for the next 100 years.
In 2018 the theater was profiled as a “Treasure of New Jersey” in NJTV’s PBS documentary Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey. You can watch this 30-minute episode here »
In preparation for our 100th anniversary in 2021, we have launched the Next Stage Campaign to:
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