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Discover New Jersey’s Performing Arts & Music Scene

New Jersey’s performing arts and music venues offer entertainment to suit a wide range of tastes. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark is home to the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and presents a variety of theater performances throughout the year. Newark Symphony Hall features live performances including plays, music and dance. Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden offers touring Broadway productions, concerts and family entertainment at its outdoor amphitheater and indoor theater.

The PNC Arts Center in Holmdel is a fun place to see live performances at the Jersey Shore, and the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood is highly rated for its acoustics. See a variety of plays and dinner shows year-round or watch top name performers at comedy shows and concerts. The Count Basie Theater in Red Bank honors the jazz legend that grew up nearby. See jazz and blues performers, comedians and classic rock acts. Elaine’s Famous Dinner Theater in Cape May was voted one of the top five dinner theaters in the country by The Food Network.

The casinos along the Atlantic City Boardwalk offer a diverse array of entertainment including rock, pop and country singers, comedians, and magicians.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

After opening in 1997, more than seven million visitors have graced the halls of Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Home of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the center is located at the heart of Newark's cultural district and offers four performance halls, including the signature Prudential Hall and its 2,800 seats.

The center holds extensive programming including musical, comedy, and family friendly acts, Broadway musicals, and performances from the Symphony Orchestra. The center is also well known for its art education programs; it offers arts training classes, scholarships, in-school residencies, and professional development courses.

Newark Symphony Hall

Plan your next visit to New Jersey and enjoy a performance at the Newark Symphony Hall. Any visit to the Newark area is only made better with a visit to the symphony – you can find it near downtown Newark on Broad Street, just south of Kinney Street.

Built in 1925, the Newark Symphony Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the Garden State. It was built by the Shriners, and was originally known as Salaam Temple. The name was changed in 1964. Today, you can catch a wide variety of live performances, from music to dance, and everything in between. There are also game nights and performing arts academy for kids.

Susquehanna Bank Center

Located on the Delaware River waterfront, Susquehanna Bank Center is an outdoor amphitheater/indoor theater complex, hosting year-round concerts, family friendly entertainment, and Broadway productions. The center is adjacent to nearby attractions and amusement, including the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial and the Adventure Aquarium. The entertainment center is located in the city of Camden.

PNC Bank Arts Center

The list of ways to enjoy your next visit to New Jersey is long. From the historic sites, to the ideal family-themed vacation, you'll hardly be without something fun to do or see. Make your way to the Jersey Shore region of the Garden State and check out a live performance at the PNC Bank Arts Center.

Originally known as the Garden State Arts Center, this modern amphitheatre is only minutes from the city of Hazlet. With a max capacity of near 17,500, the PNC Bank Arts Center is a premier events and entertainment venue in the state. Opened in 1968, the PNC Bank Arts Center is an ideal destination for you next NJ excursion.

The Strand Center for the Arts

Opened in 1922, the Strand Center for the Arts has entertained Lakewood area guests with a number of comedies, Broadway shows, musical concerts, dinner shows, and plays ever since. In fact, the theater is affectionately known as one of the "best acoustical theaters" in America.

The theater has played host to a number of renowned shows over the years, including everyone from George Carlin to Taylor Swift to Charlie Daniels. Visitors are encouraged to take a Theater Tour to further acquaint themselves with the theater's longstanding history and significance to the Newark region.