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George Street Playhouse

Equity Producing Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ

Member overview

At the start of its 2019-20 Season, George Street Playhouse moved to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in downtown New Brunswick.  Featuring two state-of-the-art theaters — The Arthur Laurents Theater with 253 seats and The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater which seats 465– and myriad amenities, the NBPAC marks a new era in the esteemed history of George Street Playhouse.

Founded by Eric Krebs in 1974, George Street Playhouse, originally located in an abandoned supermarket on the corner of George and Albany Streets, was the first professional theatre in New Brunswick and became the cornerstone of the revitalization of the city’s arts and cultural landscape.  In 1984, the Playhouse moved to a renovated YMCA on Livingston Avenue, and in 2017 took temporary residence in the former Agricultural Museum at Rutgers University during the construction of its new home.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint since 1997, and Kelly Ryman, Managing Director since 2013, the Playhouse produces groundbreaking new works, inspiring productions of the classics, and hit Broadway plays and musicals that speak to the heart and mind, with an unwavering commitment to producing new work.   With its 45-year history of producing nationally renowned theatre, the Playhouse continues to fill a unique theatre and arts education role in the city, state, and greater metropolitan region.

Venue details

  • George Street Playhouse

    Venue Address:
    New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
    9 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

  • The Arthur Laurents Theater, George Street Playhouse

    Venue Address:
    New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
    11 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

  • The Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater, George Street Playhouse

    Venue Address:
    New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
    11 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Upcoming performances

  • Go to Her Portmanteau
    George Street Playhouse

    Her Portmanteau

    The Arthur Laurents Theater, George Street Playhouse
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  • Go to Joy
    George Street Playhouse

    Joy

    George Street Playhouse
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  • Go to Clyde's
    George Street Playhouse

    Clyde's

    George Street Playhouse
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