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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First Avenue Playhouse.

After seeing at least eight of their twelve shows a year for more than twelve years, we can honestly say that, after seeing Musical Movie Memories last night, with songs from movies like Grease, Mame, Mahogany, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Gigi, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago and Rent, and a whole bunch of others, this is one of the BEST shows the theatre has presented. HIGHLY recommend!!!

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I have been visiting the First Avenue Playhouse in the Atlantic Highlands for 5 years now. Last Saturday, I saw one of the funniest ever. Called " The 13th Day of Christmas" it is a hysterical show about gift giving gone "ballistic", as the director Dave McGrath says in the program. Come when the door open, a little before 8 pm, have dessert and coffee, make friends with other folks at your table, and be prepared to laugh and laugh. The hysterics begin as the show open, and continues until the very ( and surprising" end. The cast is made up of such talented local actors who are giving their all to entertain you. Make sure you see it. We have already suggested it as a fun night out to friends. We don't have children but boy would they love it.

Visited December 2015

Look What's Happening!

Directed by Barry Prag 

 Directed by Dave McGrath

The cast of our current  July show is the focus of  TheatreWatch© .


Profiles of our current shows are the focus of  TheatreWatch © 


First Avenue Performers gain recognition for 2015.


Perry Award nominees are announced.  Rudy Palma, Sam Ambler and the Hirsekorn's are

among award hopefuls.

If you want to make a night of it.


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

This program has been made possible in part by Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council. Additional funding is made possible by the Wells Fargo Foundation.
the Entertainment book is for sale and Gift Certificates are available. Contact the playhouse for more information
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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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