Box Office Hours
Tickets can be purchased online at any time by clicking here.
Monday-Friday, Noon-4 pm and one hour prior to performance.
Box Office Contact Info
Phone: 973-514-1787 X10
- We gladly accept checks payable to Playwrights Theatre, Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
- Please note: When using a credit card, there is a $2.00 service fee for the entire order (not per ticket).
- All tickets are held at the Box Office. Tickets may be picked up as early as one hour prior to the performance.
Group Sales for the SOUNDINGS Reading Series
If your book club or group is looking for a real in-depth exploration of the new play development process, we have put together some options for you.
Our SOUNDINGS Reading Series is an annual new play reading festival that brings together some of the best writers working in the country today. Culled from over 200 scripts, we present concert readings of 12-17 plays over a three-week period, including a week of professional writers based in New Jersey. Professional actors and directors rehearse a new work between four and six hours, and then present a reading that evening. Post-reading talkbacks with the author, director, and artistic director are included. Click here for a list of plays from our most recent series.
We provide a number of options for your book club or group, from discounted single reading passes, to a variety of discounted SOUNDINGS Passes that will get you into all of the plays for one low price. There’s even options for you to be a “fly-on-the-wall” in afternoon rehearsals.
You can attend as a group or individual members may strike out on their own. The only requirement is that all passes must be purchased at the same time. Purchases can be mixed, i.e., the group can buy a number of different passes in the same purchase. All group sales policies apply.
SOUNDINGS Group Purchase Options
SOUNDINGS for Groups – Single-Reading Pass
Our SOUNDINGS Series, which presents plays in a reading format, with a post-show discussion, is ideal for the activities of book clubs. As part of the SOUNDINGS for Book Clubs Program, here is what we can provide on a Basic level:
- An electronic version of the script can be accessed through WTNJ’s website (requires individual registration). Paper, copying, and mailing expenses prohibit us from providing hard copies of scripts, hard copies can be arranged for an additional fee.
- Admission to one reading
- Post-show discussion
- Free post-show coffee or tea to accompany the discussion
- Cost: $7.00 per member (30% discount)
SOUNDINGS for Groups – Basic Festival Pass
If your group would like to come to more than two of the SOUNDINGS offerings, our Basic Pass would be the way to go. The advantage of this arrangement is that the entire group would not have to attend every reading, individual members could use their passes to attend either as a group or as individuals.
Cost: $20.00 per member (Regular price, $25.00). Group tickets would have to be purchased at the same time by the designated group leader, and we require a minimum purchase of five tickets. (Additional tickets can be purchased by the group leader at a later date.)
SOUNDINGS for Groups – Silver Pass
All of the services of the SOUNDINGS for Groups Basic Festival Pass, with free concessions prior to the reading and at intermission. (Not all readings will have intermissions)
Cost: $30 per member. All of the purchasing requirements stated in the Basic Pass apply. Clubs can buy a mixture of Basic Passes and Silver Passes.
SOUNDINGS for Groups – Gold Pass
All of the services of the Silver Pass, plus fly-on-the-Wall admissions to any two rehearsals for SOUNDINGS Readings. (Specific rehearsal rules apply)
Cost: $40 per member. All of the purchasing requirements stated in the Basic Pass apply. Clubs can buy a mixture of Basic Passes, Silver Passes, and Gold Passes.
SOUNDINGS for Groups- Platinum Pass
All of the services of the Gold Pass, plus unlimited Fly-on-the-Wall admission to rehearsals for SOUNDINGS Readings (specific rehearsal rules apply).
Cost: $60 per member. All of the purchasing requirements stated in the Basic Pass apply. Clubs can buy a mixture of Basic, Silver, Gold or Platinum Passes.
SOUNDINGS Reading Series Group Sales
We require a 50% deposit when you reserve your group seats. The balance is due on the day of the performance you are attending. We accept checks made payable to Writers Theatre, Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Please note: When using a credit card, there is a $2.00 service fee for the entire order (not per ticket).
If your numbers change from your initial reservation, we ask that you please call us immediately to adjust the count as some shows do sell out.
If you are reserving seats for a book club, please know that scripts can be downloaded from a special book club section of our website. If you need paper versions of scripts, please let us know. We cannot provide paper versions of scripts for any of the SOUNDINGS Reading Series Plays, however.
School groups that would like to attend, please let us know if you would like a copy of the script as well as the study guide.
A post-show discussion is available following the performance with our Artistic Director, John Pietrowski. However, we recommend that you book your tickets and schedule this early to guarantee the discussion.