Built in 1925, the Ritz Theatre was constructed on the site of the historic Drake Opera House, and it contains 2,791 seats on varying levels to ensure that every guest has a delightful view of every show. The theatre has changed ownership many times, and this has also changed the atmosphere here over the years. One aspect that remains the same however is the 1920’s style that threads itself throughout the building, so, although modernized, the establishment also retains a charming connection to its past. Today the theatre is a multipurpose, functional venue which operates as a performing arts center. The grounds are spacious and clean, and there are friendly and helpful staff for all events. Whether a concert, comedy, opera, children’s show or film screening, the theatre hopes to provide a memorable experience, and recently, events such as conferences, weddings and fundraisers have also been hosted here.
Watch out for: The half-ton chandelier located in the theatre, as well as splendid murals and exquisite marble floors.
Address and Telephone: 1148 E Jersey St. Elizabeth, NJ +1 908-351-7575