VANGUARD THEATER COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW SPACE IN MONTCLAIR, “VANGUARD INSTITUTE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS”
Over the next two months, Vanguard will transform the 4,000 square foot space, which houses the oldest proscenium theater in Montclair, into a renovated theater and event rental location offering a sophisticated atmosphere in the heart of downtown.
Once complete, the space will offer a main theater, 2 studios, a sound/lighting booth, four restrooms and a finishing kitchen.
These will be available for Vanguard’s ongoing programming and also for other theater groups that lost their home once the Westminster Arts Center stopped renting to groups outside of Bloomfield College.
Vanguard Theater Company is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit producing original, collaborative and re-imagined works of theater. Committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM: Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism & Mentorship, Vanguard is committed to color-conscious casting, and professional artistic mentorship. Vanguard Theater Company's year-round programming is made possible through generous support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, TeeRico by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Investors Bank, collaborations with Montclair Film and other community partners, and the generosity of many individual donors.