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Count Basie Theatre

Address: 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone Number: 732-842-9000
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Red Bank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

The Count Basie is a grand old theater with good acoustics and nice seating. Small enough that most any seat is good, but large enough to host major shows. A highlight of Red Bank.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

the theatre could use a little work but the seats we had were amazing and its such a small theatre that I don't see how you can go wrong !

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Count Basie Theater is a Red Bank jewel, named for the legend, Count Basie, who grew up here. The theater was refurbished and has an elegant feeling of years gone by. The entertainment runs the gamut from the Nutcracker Ballet, during the Christmas holidays, to country western musicians, comedians and psychics. Even the "Dog Whisperer" appeared here! Check their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to many shows at the Count Basie and consider it one of the best kept secrets in Monmouth County. Since the restoration in 2008, they have attracted some fantastic talent. We took our kids to see Wild Kratts just a few weeks ago and my wife and I are headed to see Diana Krall in a few... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I have attended a number of events at this theater including Lewis Black, a one man show of A Bronx Tale and Jim Gaffigan just last month. The Count Basie is beautiful theater with an intimate atmosphere. It was built back when architecture was considered an art form. In 2008 they spend $8 million to restore the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I am constantly amazed at the BIG names that play our "little" theater. I have never seen a bad show or had a bad seat/experience, in all the years we've been coming here. Parking is easy and restaurants are in an abundance. The perfect date, family, day or night out.

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Received tickets to The Impractical Jokers' tour and had the late show on Saturday night. Sat in the balcony. Seats were spectacular if a little jammed in. Still, as old as this place looks, the lighting and sound are terrific. Every seat's a good one. And the theater hosts good shows. Probably going to get tix for Diana Krull. Came... More 

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NJ/NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I adore that I can see large scale talent without trekking into NYC for a beautiful night out. This theatre is gorgeous, with great parking, security and venue service. The staff go above and beyond for you to have a great experience. The Red Bank locale is superb. Beautiful community, restaurants & coffee shops. Perfect compliment to a night out.... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This theatre is a great place to see a show. They have all types of preformances and I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. They have completely restored the inside of the theatre and it is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is jus the cherry ontop.

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yourmama411_9
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Old world...meets new money...and a great result : restored elegance. Book seats for your favorite music or play and you will not be disappointed !

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