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. 








Auditions now being held.  

See 'NEWSLETTER' page for details.


Recent Reviews - 

“A fun night at Jenny's House of Joy”
5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and i did a date night last month and saw our first play at the First Avenue Theater. We both weren't sure what to expect. We were happily surprised. The play was great....had a good story line, was very funny and the ladies put on an excellent performance. Everyone was super nice... including the performers, who we got to meet afterwards. We will definitely be back! Job well done!

Visited July 2016
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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!!!

Look What's Happening!

Directed by Gina Shuster

 Directed by Gene Simankowicz

The cast of 'Cheaper By the Dozen' will be in this month's   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).

Call us to today to make Reservations!

First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Avenue
Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716

Phone: 732 291-7552




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