Algonquin Arts Theatre
Performing Arts | Education | Film
A New Jersey Non-Profit Organization
Box Office: 732-528-9211
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12-6pm | Saturday 12-4pm
173 Main Street | Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
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Algonquin Arts Theatre
Theatre Rental

The Algonquin Arts Theatre is a 540-seat, fully-equipped performing arts space. In addition, there is the dance studio that may be available as reception spaces and meeting rooms. Rental includes the theatre, basic lighting, professional Front of House management, basic curtains and soft goods, as well as technicians. Additional production personnel and equipment will be required at an additional charge depending on the technical requirements of your event.

The Theatre is available for rentals based on availability. Rental rates are based on technical requirements and types of performances. Additional charges will be incurred for specific technical requirements, marquee listings, stagehands and other personnel, box office ticketing systems among other additional services.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre offers a unique environment for your special event. This historic theatre dates back to 1938 when it opened its doors as a movie theatre, with one of the most successful films of its day, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farms," starring Shirley Temple. In 1991, the theatre was transformed into a multi-purpose cultural center – with a proscenium for theatrical productions, sprung stage for dance performances, orchestra pit, new image projection, lighting and sound systems.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION about the Theatre, rental fees, available dates and programming opportunities: please contact David Weber at or by phone at 732-528-3803.
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Manasquan, New Jersey, a vibrant historic Victorian village at the seashore.

  • In the heart of the downtown commercial district. Surrounded by inviting complement shops attuned to audience interests and convenience (restaurants, taverns, chocolate shop, antique and gift shops, book and music stores, and art gallery).
  • Contiguous well-lighted parking lot with 38 spaces. Additional downtown free parking for over 300 vehicles in close proximity to the theatre.
  • Easily and rapidly reached by major expressways, and via Amtrak service between Manhattan (50 miles north) and Atlantic City. Train station two short blocks from the theatre. Over one million year-round residents within a 20-minute drive.
  • Upscale local serving area: Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
  • The highest number and greatest concentration of adult communities in the entire Northeast.
  • Four major military bases and three college campuses within half-hour drive.
  • Active summer beach community within 1 1/2 miles.

The Algonquin Arts Theatre currently hosts and is equally adaptable to, a wide variety of programs.

  • Dramatic and musical theatre
  • Dance
  • Concerts
  • Mixed-media experiences and performance art
  • Motion picture subscription series
  • Organizational and social events
  • Daytime performances to adult community excursions and students