Theater and Dance

The Arts Council of Princeton collaborates with theater troupes and community groups throughout the year to stage productions featuring local actors, dancers and artists. Dance is offered through classes and performances throughout the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts and beyond. Find an upcoming performance today: Upcoming Performances

On March 11, 2017, the Arts Council of Princeton presented Einstein!, a historic drama/comedy about the young Albert Einstein by award-winning writer and performer Jack Fry. Einstein! examines and explores the battles and sacrifices of a younger, “pre-crazy haired” Albert Einstein. The show is set during Einstein’s earlier years in Berlin, as he struggles to prove his general theory of relativity and prove his relativity as a father in the backdrop of World War I. This event was held in collaboration with Pi Day Princeton

Fall 2014 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Lisa Botalico explored the universal themes of passion, oppression and hope through original flamenco dance choreography, music and visual art imagery. Lisa brilliantly utilized discussion, dance and workshop, with her residency culminating in an explosive final performance.


Princeton Variety Theater’s Annual Community Play
Princeton Variety Theater’s Annual Community Play, sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton, features an open casting call for community actors and brings light and levity to our winter. This popular performance usually fills the house and has outgrown our Solley Theater. This year’s production is Peter Pan at the Princeton Public Pool: Pirates, Pandemonium and Panto. Reserve your seat today!
Saturday, March 5, 2pm
Saturday, March 5, 7pm
Sunday, March 6, 4pm

Chimera Productions
Chimera Productions mounts a theatrical performance in the intimate Solley Theater every summer. Sponsored and presented by the Arts Council of Princeton, Chimera Productions was founded in 2005 by Drew Griffiths and Jeffrey Allan Davis, with the main goal of producing plays based on artistic merit. “We stage work we feel is interesting, enlightening, not often seen, and is challenging for the audience as well as the actors,” says Mr. Griffiths. “To explore the power of theatre, the bond between artist and live audience” according to Mr. Davis “is an experience that no other discipline can replicate.”, 2012

Compilation by Ken Ricco

Communiversity Festival of the Arts
The ACP produces 5 of the 6 stages at Communiversity ArtsFest each year. Sets ranging from 15 to 60 minutes and performances feature everything from local musicians to theater groups, circus performers and dancers.

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Performances and Classes
The ACP hosts performances of various dance genres as well as classes for many exciting dance styles ranging from Bollywood to flamenco to hip hop.