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Count Basie Theatre

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Address: 99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1108
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Great Venue for a Show

I have been a member (annual donation) for a number of years and the Basie has been my favorite place to see a show for a long time. Unfortunately, the member benefits have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dougste2016
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Keyport, New Jersey

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Keyport, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been a member (annual donation) for a number of years and the Basie has been my favorite place to see a show for a long time. Unfortunately, the member benefits have been decreased with the pre-sale ticket requirement being raised in the middle of the membership period with no notification, warning or even a request to donate at... More 

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Neptune
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86 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Count Basie has been putting on quality shows for years but the recent renovations make it a great theater to watch the shows. The location is fantastic and easy to get to by either train, bus or car. The restaurants are fantastic in the area. The seating inside the theater is roomy so you're comfortable, not like NY. They have... More 

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well its been a while, but i was able to see the legendary bb king, and oh what a night it was, 1 to never forget, the setting the music the staff, the location all of it was just magical !

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Wall, New Jersey, United States
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91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just went with my wife and daughter to see the Golden Dragons Chinese Acrobats. As always, The Basie is great and they really seem to be making some upgrades. A new lobby is in the works and there seems to be more restrooms. Drinks are pricey but that's par for the course for any venue.

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Thank LlewellynWest
Middletown, New Jersey
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Count Basie theater, a beautifully restored theater that had delightful entertainment year-round. We are fortunate that we also have the PNC Arts Center nearby, however the CB is perfect for those smaller draws, and the free movie nights during the summer! Only drawback is the $10 service charge added to on-line ticket purchases. The majority of the... More 

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Smithville, New Jersey
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177 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We really love the group Rain and had the opportunity to see them Saturday night at the Count Basie Theatre. Very quaint old style theatre that probably seats about 1200 people including the balcony. Enjoy the size and usually acoustics are quite good. Something was amiss in the speakers but it was still terrific. Staff is great, cocktails fairly priced... More 

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a great show of any sort, the Count Basie Theatre is the place to be. Since 1926 it has been producing shows beyond compare. Many famous artists have came and went, but one thing that still stands is the allure of the theatre and it's grandiose feel when entering is like going back in time..great... More 

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Thank acrossthebay_12
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

I've seen dozens of shows at this venue. Steely Dan, Wilco, Several Comedians... It's a beautiful theater surrounded by dozens of fabulous restaurants...

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Thank Robert H
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

I'm 6 feet tall and my girlfriend is 5'6", we got balcony seats and they were rediculously small. We couldn't even sit without our knees being smashed into the seat in front of us. The seat itself was too skinny, we are average weight and the arm rest dug into us. I don't know what the lower rows are like... More 

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Excellent theatre - small but comfortable. Staff is helpful and engaging. Clean theatre and bathrooms.

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