Welcome to The First Avenue Playhouse

The First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey is one of the oldest continuously running community theatres in Monmouth County. Located in downtown Atlantic Highlands, The First Avenue Playhouse is a dessert theatre that has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of providing a variety of live theatre choices such as comedies or musicals as well as original productions by local playwrights. 







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Last weekend I attended the opening performance of "Sleeping Indoors", this year's holiday offering at First Avenue. Each December, I look forward to the holiday season inspired plays, and this year's was worth the wait. This is a funny funny warm and thoughtful story about..., well, you should see it for yourself. The doors open a little before 8 pm, so have dinner at home or your favorite restaurant, then relax in the theatre and have coffee and dessert. For those of you that don't want to venture out at night, I see on the website that there are 2 Sunday matinees in December. This beautiful and humorous play, starring 4 talented actors, will really put a smile on your face, and the spirit of the season in your heart. Do yourself a favor and call for your reservation now.

Visited December 2016

Directed by  Louis Palmero

 Directed by  Donna Jeanne

There's an unusual story behind our February show, this month. TheatreWatch©


Profiles of our current shows are the focus of  TheatreWatch © 


First Avenue Performers gain recognition for 2016.


Perry Award winners are announced.  Eric Hackler's original play 'I, Suspect' was our February production.

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We have partnered with some area restaurants. Click on the button below for information on our dinner theatre options.

Photography - Judi Berkowitz & David Conover © 2015 - 2016.

Portions of this website have been concieved with the kind assistance of SE Prag(2014) & Judi Berkowitz(2015).

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First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Avenue
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Phone: 732 291-7552




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