Date Night in New Jersey

Take your sweetheart out for a fun night on the town with these unique date ideas in New Jersey.
  • Date Night at a Performing Arts Venue

With the vibrant arts and culture scene in New Jersey, it's easy to come up with fun date night ideas, especially when it comes to the performing arts. Take your date out for a night on the town at one of these cultural hotbeds across the state.

Performing Arts Centers: Music, Ballet, Comedy & More

Northern New Jersey may be known for its outdoor pursuits and spectacular natural scenery, but it’s also home to a number of cultural institutions and performing arts centers. Plan a romantic evening at The Newton Theatre (Newton), a carefully restored arts center offering everything from musicals and concerts to rollicking comedy shows. Also in Newton, the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College touts a flagship theater with entertaining programs, as well as rotating art exhibits.

In central New Jersey, spend the evening taking in breathtaking performing arts in its many forms. Visiting Princeton? Watch dazzling displays of dance at the American Repertory Ballet & Princeton Ballet School, or take in everything from classical masterworks to modern pop performances at the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Going south, stop in Camden at the Walter K. Gordon Theater in the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts, which features enriching music and dance performances. BB&T Pavilion, formerly the Susquehanna Bank Center is the spot for hit Broadway productions and big-name concerts, also in Camden.

Southern New Jersey is also teeming with arts and culture — just look to the many performing arts offerings in Cape May, from the inspiring community programs at Cape May Stage to the unique dinner theatre productions at Elaine’s Victorian Inn.  Nearby, unique dance performances by Vineland Regional Dance Company (Vineland) and everything from dramas to musicals by Ocean City Theater Company (Ocean City) are sure to make for a memorable night on the town.

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