The Garden State Philharmonic Professional Orchestra, and other performing ensembles present concerts at a variety of venues throughout the Jersey Shore and the State of New Jersey. We currently perform regularly in three counties, Ocean County, Monmouth County, and Essex County, and we embrace and seek out collaborative partnerships with performing halls and venues throughout the state.
Grunin Center for the Arts
1 College Drive
Ocean County College, NJ
The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County and the Jersey Shore. The Center for the Arts seats about 450 people in an intimate setting. It is the home of the Garden State Philharmonic which is the “Orchestra in Residence” at Ocean County College. Featuring premiere acts from across the globe, the Grunin Center’s intimate venue allows patrons to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances from venerated artists, hometown musicians, and unique entertainers. Music performances of all genres, theatre, film, and dance make their way to the Grunin Center stage each season.
The Strand Theater for the Performing Arts
400 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
The historic Strand Theater, in Lakewood, New Jersey is operated by the non-profit 501(c)3 Strand Ventures, Inc. and is one of Ocean County’s premier entertainment venue. THE Strand, seating 1100 people, opened its doors in 1922 and its landmarked interior shines as brightly today as it did then. Located in historic downtown Lakewood, New Jersey, THE STRAND is easily accessible and offers a wide variety of live entertainment including concerts, dance, musicals, & theater, comic performances, and arts education to all of New Jersey and the surrounding region. In addition, THE STRAND features activities for senior citizens and theater camps for children and teens.
Island Heights Methodist Church
110 Ocean Ave.
Island Heights, New Jersey
Island Heights Methodist Church located on Ocean Avenue is an historical site built in 1925. The beautiful sanctuary seats about 200 people and is the perfect location for chamber music concerts performed by members of the Garden State Philharmonic. Receptions after concerts are held in the fellowship hall near the sanctuary. There is parking around the back of the church and also on the street.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
685 Hooper Ave.
Toms River, NJ
St. Joseph Catholic Church is the venue for the Garden State Philharmonic’s annual “Messiah Concert” featuring the Garden State Philharmonic Chorus. The Church seats 1,200 and was completed in 1993. It is centrally located near downtown Toms River and had plenty of parking
Pollak Theater at Monmouth University
400 Cedar Ave
West Long Branch, NJ
Located at Howard Ave, West Long Branch, NJ, the Pollak Theatre is a 700-capacity venue under ownership of the Monmouth University Center for the Arts. The venue hosts a wide variety of theatre, dance and musical events by national touring artists in addition to programs presented by the Center for the Arts. The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University is the University’s primary facility for the production of programs, events and projects to enrich the campus and community, encouraging creative thinking, inspiration and entertainment via the visual, literary, and performance arts.
The Great Hall at Shadow Lawn
400 Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ
Formerly, Woodrow Wilson Hall, the Great Hall at Monmouth University is a wonderful venue that allows for an informal setting of the orchestra and audience members. It was originally built in 1929 as the Shadow Lawn mansion which was the private residence of Hubert T. Parson, president of the F.W. Woolworth Company. Since 1956, the building has been owned and operated by Monmouth University as part of its campus where they host concerts and events.
Spring Lake Community Theatre
300 Madison Ave
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
The Spring Lake Community House was dedicated in 1923 and is a charming historic building. Renovated in 1986, the theater seats over 350 patrons and is home to The Spring Lake Theatre Company known far and wide for producing Broadway-quality musicals, comedies, and dramas. Spring Lake Community Theater also features chamber music and chamber orchestra performances by members of the Garden State Philharmonic.
60 Woodland Road
Located in the heart of Maplewood Village, NJ, this Georgian Revival style mansion and adjoining auditorium have been a hub for Maplewood’s vibrant cultural and civic life for over eight decades. Completed in 1930 as an elegant home for the Maplewood Woman’s Club, The Woodland is owned and operated by the Township of Maplewood which is dedicated to its use for cultural, educational and recreational activities that reflect the diverse character of this unique community. Seating up to 400 people, it is the rehearsal home of the Garden State Philharmonic where they regularly host open rehearsals, free to the public, in partnership with the Cultural Affairs office of Maplewood.
The Great Hall at Winchester Gardens
333 Elmwood Ave.
Winchester Gardens, located in Maplewood, New Jersey is a luxury senior living community that is rich in history. The “Great Hall” at Winchester Gardens is an intimate performance space where the Garden State Philharmonic presents open rehearsals for the residents and their friends. Designed by famed New York architect John Russell Pope, the Great Hall was constructed in 1927 and is now host to a variety of resident events and activities and adds true historic charm to the retirement community in Maplewood.