State Theatre New Jersey Announces Historic Seat Auction
State Theatre New Jersey has begun extensive renovations to its historic auditorium in anticipation of its 100th Anniversary in 2021. As part of the renovation, STNJ is auctioning off 20 Historic Theater Seat Pairs, 7 VIP Box Seats, and 23 VIP Orchestra Pit Seats.
Proceeds from the Seat Auction will benefit State Theatre’s renovation plans aimed at ensuring accessibility throughout the theater and safety for all, including an elevator for access to all theater levels; upgrading patron amenities throughout the theater, backstage areas, and production equipment; and improving efficiencies in systems to reduce operational costs. For more information about the Next Stage Campaign, visit STNJ.org/NextStage.
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State Theatre was built in
1921 as a silent film and vaudeville palace. Recognizing the historic
significance of the theater, PBS honored State Theatre New Jersey by featuring
it in its documentary series, Treasures of New Jersey, in the fall of
2018. “Treasures of New Jersey: State Theatre New Jersey” can be streamed at
STNJ.org/History. Today, State Theatre is the largest performing arts center in
Central New Jersey and has welcomed over 5.9 million people through its doors
since reopening as a non-profit performing arts center in 1988. State Theatre
New Jersey is a cornerstone of the cultural vitality of Middlesex County, and
averages a total economic impact on New Brunswick and the surrounding area of
more than $18 million a year. The mainstage
programs have featured high-caliber artists such as Diana Ross,
Tony Bennett, Kevin Hart, Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge, John Leguizamo, Harry
Connick, Jr., Diana Krall, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Program
offerings include Broadway, orchestra, family, dance, comedy, rock/pop, jazz,
Performances for Schools, and Sensory-Friendly Performances.
State Theatre New Jersey’s
programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the
Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Grant funding has
been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a
grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.