Arts & Entertainment

Trenton supports some extraordinary arts organizations providing engaging programming throughout the year. Then, of course, Princeton offers up another raft of options. Then, you’ve got Philly only half an hour away, and NY a little over an hour. How can you be bored?

Click on the Arts & Entertainment categories to see comprehensive listings. If you’re on a computer, you’ll find them in the sidebar, and on phones and smaller tablet, you’ll need to scroll down.

Some of Our Favorite Arts & Entertainment Options
Art All Night
Annual community art show. Music. 30,000 visitors.
NJ Capital Philharmonic
Reborn orchestra: Not just Pops anymore!
Passage Theatre Company
NJ's best small professional theatre is right here
Trenton Circus Squad
Circus skills training for kids, 6-18. Adults too.
Exciting modern dance company gaining national rep
Institute for Advanced Study Events
Extraordinary event series, mostly free, nearby
Jazz Masters Series at the Candlelight Lounge
Live, straight-ahead jazz every Saturday afternoon
McCarter Theatre Center
Superb Theatre, Music, Dance: 20 minutes away
Philadelphia Live Theater
Fabulous theater, a 35 minute drive away
State Street Project
Kids and pros making theatre. Mind boggling
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie
Exhibits by local artists. Always interesting.
Trenton Film Society & Festival
Enjoy world cinema in Mill Hill

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