annual appeal 2023

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.

Together, we look to the future.

Tell Me A Story is our theme this season. With it, we strive to make a direct connection to all that have ever said those words as children or heard them as  adults. Suddenly, instead of looking at the pages of a book alone, it becomes a shared experience, not unlike what happens when a family sits in our theatre and the lights go down and the play begins. 

We ask for your support for not only the “once upon a time’s” our ongoing mission strives to create, but more importantly, for the opportunity to do even more for the young patrons we have the privilege to serve. We continue to make a generational impact by creating a truly unique place where young people can participate and experience the performing arts.


Together, we grow.

Your support allows for those countless “happily ever afters” yet to be written. None of this would be possible without the generous people and partners, who, like you, believe in the vital importance of the arts in a young person’s life.

Your consideration for support is appreciated and valued. Thank you for your generosity.

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

annual appeal 2023

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.

Please fill out this form to receive more information or call 973-347-4946

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