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George Street Playhouse is one of New Jersey's premiere professional theatres for the performing arts committed to the production of new and established plays. Founded in 1974, the playhouse has a staff of 50 artists, administrators and technicians. It promotes an innovative system that encourages the development and growth of the theatrical art form, while addressing and reflecting the needs of the community.

The Playhouse reaches an ever-evolving cross-section of the diverse New Jersey community, and contributes to the improvement of the American theatre landscape through its Main Stage Series and education and outreach activities. The Playhouse serves an audience of approximately 140,000 every year.

The mission of George Street Playhouse is to enrich people?s lives by producing top-caliber theatre. It aims to create the best brand of emotionally and intellectually challenging new works, re-imagined classics, and educational programming that addresses the society?s significant and relevant issues. The Playhouse is a vital cultural organization and a creative force in the State of New Jersey. Through its Summer Theatre Academy, it celebrates each student?s creative passion by providing an engaging and fun environment to develop self-confidence and unite with others.

Chosen as the Jersey Arts People?s Choice Award for Favorite Theatre Camp, its classes are perfect for students with or without theatre experience. It has a caring and competent staff of professional theatre experts that offers classes for students aged 5 to 18 to learn the basics of acting, voice, musical theatre, movement and design. The Playhouse presents some of the region?s most respected theatre performances. It enjoys consistent praise from critics and general accolade throughout the Tri-State Area, yet remains an accessible and exciting theatre experience.

George Street Playhouse offers professional training for teachers throughout the year. It also offers development seminars in all aspects of theatre discipline, as well as ways to strengthen curricular content with theatre and arts integration models for every classroom.
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