The Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, one would have no idea the treasures that are hidden in the War Memorial in Trenton. Opened in 1932, it was designed as a community center to honor the memory of the soldiers who died in World War 1. Today the draw for Retro Roadmappers here is 2 fold - the Patriots Theater and the Möller Theatre Pipe Organ housed inside the theater. Not that the building itself isn’t without note, with its classic columns and limestone exterior.
The Theatre’s Outdoor Stage is located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in nearby Florham Park (at the Convent Station train stop). The grass-and-stone amphitheatre, inspired by the Theatre of Dionysus in Athens, and one of the only theatres of its kind in the United States hosting a professional theatre company, debuted as a new performance space for the company in 2002. The venue accommodates approximately 500 audience members.
Seating is general admission; the amphitheater opens 30 minutes before the performance. Prior to this, the large lawn surrounding the amphitheater is open-- an ideal spot for picnicking. Audience members may bring their own food and beverages, or purchase snacks and soft drinks on-site. Patrons are encouraged to bring low-backed beach chairs, stadium seats, or blankets into the amphitheatre.
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2 Convent Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932