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New show dates have been added!


Due to overwhelmingly popular demand as well as our sold out matinee on Aug. 18th, a second matinee has been added for August 25th.  


Reserve your seats now.

Walk-ins will not be seated.



Kevin Smith is in Atlantic Highlands on August 3 for an event that will benefit the Playhouse. The playhouse however, is not handling ticket sales. In any case the event is completely sold out!




Still, He will be back in Monmouth County in August to revisit a project that never quite got off the ground.

On August 3, the director and writer, who grew up in Highlands, will host a script reading of “Clerks III" with “friends” at the First Avenue Playhouse in Atlantic Highlands.



Monmouth Film Festival, will be Donating money to First Avenue Playhouse! Help us by using the promo code FIRSTAVE when you purchase tickets to the festival.
The festival will be at Two River Theatre in Red Bank,NJ.
Thursday Aug 8-Sunday Aug 11.
They are generously sponsoring a ticketing promo for First Avenue. Anyone who purchases ANY tickets or passes to the film festival using the code

"FIRSTAVE"  will save 10%, and they will donate 50% of the proceeds generated from that code to First Avenue Playhouse!. 

www.monmouthfilmfestival.org )


Film tickets start at $15, and event passes start at $65 or $95.
Visit their website and check out the line up of events.

Additionally you can help the playhouse raise money by visiting our GOFUNDME page at www.gofundme.org.


Directed by Donna Jeanne

 Directed by Gina Shuster

A Hot Summer is in progress at First Ave. with Woody Allen's "Dont Drink the Water". It continues with "Ladies Foursome" and a First Ave fundraiser sponsored  by Kevin Smith. 

Click on the picture below to watch the latest installment of TheatreWatch©.

From TripAdvisor (5.0 based on 90+ reviews)


88 Reviews #1 of 14 Things to do in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

I went to opening night of this hilarious play and laughed from start to finish! The comedic timing and excellent interpretations of each character by every actor really pulled you into the hysterically high stakes hijinks of characters both foreign and domestic. I give this play my highest recommendation of 2 snorts and commend the actors, director, and crew for a truly wonderful production. Oh and the cake was great too!

Date of experience: June 2019


This talented cast did a wonderful job of bringing Woody Allen’s 1960’s comedy to the stage of the First Avenue Playhouse! The show is a must see!! We thoroughly enjoyed opening night in this charming setting, topped off by complimentary coffee and desert! The staff is warm and friendly! A perfect venue to enjoy a relaxing evening with friends and family! Not a bad seat in the house! Looking forward to returning!

Date of experience: June 2019


Romantic Comedy: First Avenue Playhouse

Looking for a great place to enjoy an evening out seeing a great show in an intimate setting. One were you can relax and meet others this is the place. The shows are up close and very well done the talents is the best and its a desert theater (which is really good) They offer dinner packages to local restaurants. Just look up their web site and enjoy

Date of experience: February 2019



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

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Our subscription ticket package of Non-Expiring tickets is the best deal for playhouse admissions at $180 for ten tickets. 

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

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