About Ritz Theatre
Since 1986, The Ritz Theatre Company has been producing an artistically excellent theatre experience for millions of Delaware Valley theatergoers. We have received numerous accolades and earned a fine reputation for quality productions, both for young audiences and for our Main Stage offerings. The renovation, restoration, and preservation of this 1927 Vaudeville Theatre continues to be a priority, not only for our audiences, but also for all of us who share our art within her grand walls. We are truly grateful to the Rohrer Foundation and the New Jersey Cultural and Historic Trusts, for their support of our renovation initiatives.
Thanks also to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for challenging and inspiring us to be “the very best we can be” and for their support, both financially and technically. Since our conception, we have shared powerful classics and thrilling dramas, great American Musicals and evenings of dance, poetry and song. We have produced musical concerts in collaboration with well-known artists like Stephen Schwartz, and original comedies, by our own Alex Wilkie.
One of our strongest collaborations continues to be our partnership with the community and our patrons. We have inspired audiences with performances that demonstrate our passion, talent, and dedication to the Arts, both on our stage and out in the community. We continue to introduce guest artists, who are enthusiastically received by our audiences. Student matinees and performances for younger audiences offer entertainment, education, and the opportunity for developing the theatre audiences of the future. Our Summer Theatre Arts Program inspires, challenges and prepares our young participants for many walks of life, as well as a profession in the performing arts.
Since 2000, the theatre company’s gallery space has introduced our guests to many fine artists from the Tri-State area, with exhibits of paintings, photography, sculpture, clay and much more. The Ritz Gallery became a reality thanks to the generosity of Commerce Bank. We appreciate their ongoing support for our work in this historic venue.
We are committed to our art, the artists who create it, and to the millions who have made us a destination and “Palace of the Arts”. We are the Ritz Theatre Company.