123 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, N. J.   07716                    ---------------     732-291-7552      -----------------Welcome to The World of First Avenue Playhouse

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Community Theater Matching Gift Challenge 


First Avenue Playhouse has been offered a challenge! Between now and May 15 a friend of the Playhouse has presented to us a matching gift challenge. Take part in this historic opportunity.  We are counting on theatre patrons like you to help us meet this Matching Gift Challenge. 

When you take advantage of this donation opportunity, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, doubling your impact for theater productions that matter in Monmouth County! As we like to say at the theater no donation is too small and we have yet to receive a donation that we thought was too large!

Patrons are the lifeblood of the theater and we rely on patrons like you to help us provide the continuing live entertainment that we have been providing for over 30 years . If you have the ability, please make a special gift today by calling the playhouse at 732-291-7552 or emailing us at
 info@firstavenueplayhouse.com or letting us know of your wish to participate the next time you visit the theatre  on or before May 15. Remember, your gift is fully tax deductible.

Our Theatre Activities

Live theatre and training programs


Most every month for the last 32 years we have been providing quality entertainment with a different production each month of musical revues, comedies and dramas


We currently are on hiatus. Artists interested in learning to become a puppeteer should contact the playhouse.

Auditions for "Sylvia" are scheduled for March 21 & 22. See Newsletter for details. (Click on the link above)


 Directed by Leslie Hochman

 Directed by Donna Jeanne

From TripAdvisor (5.0 based on 100+ reviews)

First Avenue Playhouse Dessert Theatre

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


It was like everyone in that cozy little place were all friends. 

They wanted to be sure we had everything we needed. 


"You Can't Take It With You"



The show was a master class in acting, set design and comedy. You don’t want to miss this.



Staff was great. Looking forward to going back. Highly recommend.


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©

Season ticket books - Get them before prices go up!


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

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.

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