TGS Annual Appeal

Together, we look to the future.

If ever there was a time when we as an organization needed to pursue the fundamental attributes of the child: curiosity, risk taking, candor, and imagination – it’s now. 

If there was ever a moment for us to embrace all of our community and celebrate our diversity – it’s now. 

If there was ever a time for us to utilize the power of art to open discussion, touch hearts, and question accepted notions – it’s now. 

If there was ever a time for the Growing Stage to be there for our kids – it’s now. 

– Stephen Fredericks, Executive Director

Together, we grow.

Your gift powers more than what unfolds on stage and in the classrooms. Here, children conquer their fears and find their voices.

– David O’Neill, TGS Board President

Our Mission

The mission of The Growing Stage is to nurture the development of the performing arts through education, and to create, produce, and perform works that engage the entire family.

One Mission. Many Ways to Give.

Make a Monthly Pledge

Your monthly contribution is an investment in The Growing Stage’s future. Contact us to set up your monthly donations.

Make a tax deductable donation now

Your tax deductible annual appeal gift to The Growing Stage—The Children’s Theatre of NJ—enables us to mount productions, maintain the Palace Theatre, and keep ticket prices affordable. 

Maximize your company match options

Want to make your gift go further? Many employers offer a match for non-profit donors. We’re happy to assist in maximizing your company match options. When we work together, there is no limit!

Why your gift matters

The Growing Stage’s professionally produced theatrical and arts education programs give young people a unique opportunity to reap the life enhancing benefits from participating in the performing arts.

Offering year-round accessible and inclusive programming, The Growing Stage inspires young people to explore their creativity and share their natural gifts of imagination and expression. Make your gift today and keep the Growing Stage a thriving, vibrant and creative home for all!

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

– Robert Louis Stevenson

TGS Annual Appeal

Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

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