Welcome to The World of 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 is preparing to celebrate it's 30th 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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Audition Call

         Auditions by Director Donna Jeanne for  December show of

" A Christmas Carol "

Needed are actors starting around 10 years old to Adults thru 50's

Auditions will be held at the First Avenue Playhouse on

Tuesday and Wednesday October 16 and 17th at 7 pm.

Directed by Dave McGrath

 Directed by Eric Hackler

Our Latest Video

 The cast of "The Ghost Train" are tonight's guests as they  discuss aspects of their process in preparing for opening night portrayals of their characters from  this seldom seen play. Tonight in  TheatreWatch© . 

From TripAdvisor (5.0 based on 70+ reviews)


78 Reviews #1 of 13 Things to do in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.


Opening Night of " The Big Five OH! - I'M STILL LAUGHING

Last night I saw the opening night performance of "The Big Five Oh!" From the very beginning and throughout the entire show, the audience was in stiches. This is a hilarious comedy about a family man approaching and celebrating a milestone birthday. I for one can certainly relate to that. Add in a zany neighbor, and his family, and the story unfolds. I found the characters well developed and loveable ( awesome cast) , and the conversations between them realistic. I have been to many shows here over the last 8 years, and this is definitely one of my favorites.


The Big Five-Oh

We just combined dinner at Kings Arms II and "The Big Five-Oh" and had a wonderful meal and a hilarious time at the theater. 


We have been regular attendees at the playhouse for over twenty years and try to bring a group of friends every month.


The Big 5 Oh

The show was very very funny, will keep up laughing the whole night!!! A must see show!!! All our group “The Fanatics” laughed the night away!!!


The Big 5 Oh!

'Saw "The Big 5 Oh!" Friday night....VERY VERY FUNNY! Great performances! 


The Big 5 Oh

Saw the show. The guy who played the drunk at the party was hilarious...I would see him again and again. The cake was good too.

An interview with a true 'behind the scenes' icon.   in TheatreWatch©

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