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New Year's Eve at the Theater

4th year attending the 6 p.m. "Salute to Vienna" New Year's Eve concert. Worth the drive from north... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
janet z
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Caldwell, New Jersey
Good value for the money

We recently attended the Dancing With the Stars review and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RH0001
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Kennebunk, Maine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

4th year attending the 6 p.m. "Salute to Vienna" New Year's Eve concert. Worth the drive from north Jersey to this gem of a theater! Beautifully and lovingly restored with a wonderful lobby and bar, on both floors (the upper level bar is a well-kept...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janet z
State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you had such a great time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended the Dancing With the Stars review and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The production was excellent and joined a long list of tops shows at the State Theatre. We were a bit disappointed with the seats. We had two seats in the first...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

I am a longtime local resident and theater goer. I am livid at the treatment I just received from the administrative offices and "guest services." They advertise a 10% discount if you purchase tickets to 2 "broadway" shows. I purchased 8 tickets (over $700) to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

As I went to choose either 4 or 5 stars and was going for 4 as my choice, I wondered why I was not choosing 5. It was a pretty theater but maybe I’ve been spoiled having seen more elaborately decorated ones. It maybe felt...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

We're glad you had a good time; hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed December 30, 2018

This was the first time for us in this very Classic Looking theatre. We saw Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat, the sound system was good, the actors and orchestra were great. We love the closed captioning display screen at stage right, it was very helpful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

We're glad you had a good time!

Reviewed November 27, 2018

I've seen everything from musicals to concerts to the opera. This is a beautiful theater int he middle of New Brunswick. Lots of places to eat and park nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Saw Alan Cummings here and he was terrific. We sat about halfway up in the balcony and the sound and sights were very good. Had a bar on the balcony floor with terrific bartenders and it just so happened they had a free buffet up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Glad you had such a great time!

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Just saw Something Rotten at the State Theater today. The acting was terrific, the staging was wonderful, the acoustics were great. This theater is easy to get to, parking is plentiful and, compared to NYC, inexpensive. We also saw the Wizard of Oz here last...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Hi Shelley - we're glad you enjoyed the show and we hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is a wonderful theater for New Brunswick. It originated as a Burlesque type theater and was one of 3 RKO Theaters in the hey day of movies. After being run down for years it was completely re-furbished and is really quite beautifeul on the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

In the summer they offer free movies in the morning and evening for anyone to enjoy. If you have a large group you just have a to fill a form out online with information about the group size and number of busses. We didn’t have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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State Theatre N, Public Relations Manager at State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

We're glad you had such a good time!

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Response from tullio7 | Reviewed this property |
From the Newe Brunswick train station it would be about a 15 minute walk. Just go downAlbany Street too the corner of George, Turn right and then walk about 7 city blocks until you come to the intersection with Livingston... More
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Response from TheWidowmaker | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not remember who performed. Usually in Nov and December they have various holiday performances.
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Street parking if you can find it. I always park at the nearby parking garages. Both are about a block or 2 away. The one I park at is $13 paid at the theater prior to the start of the event. Check the State Theaters website... More
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