Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Holds Costume Sale

by Jacob Coakley

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will hold a costume, prop and scenery sale on Sunday, Oct. 19, featuring one-of-a-kind items from the theatre’s stock, including mask and fabric, decorative and furniture items, scenic elements and fabric remnants.

ust in time for Halloween!

MADISON, NJ — The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will hold its Costume, Prop, and Scenery Sale on Sunday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Theatre’s production facility at 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. sharp. Admission and parking is free.  

 This popular annual sale will feature one-of-a-kind items from the Theatre’s prop, costume, and scenery stock. From mask and fabric, to decorative and furniture items, to scenic elements, to fabric remnants, there is sure to be something for everyone from bargain hunters to quilters to drama teachers. All items are priced to sell.

 For more information, call 973-408-5600 or visit The sale will be held at the Theatre’s administration/production facility, 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

 All proceeds from the sale benefit The Shakespeare Theatre’s artistic and educational programs.  As a not-for-profit regional theatre, only 58% of the annual cost to produce The Shakespeare Theatre’s season of productions and educational programs is earned through ticket sales. The company relies on contributions from corporate, foundation, and government sources and donations from individuals to maintain its Main Stage, Outdoor Stage and educational programming.  Only with such support can The Shakespeare Theatre continue its high-impact initiatives such as Shakespeare LIVE! which brings Shakespeare and other classic works to schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region; the Student Matinee Series which offers middle and high-school students and teachers the opportunity to attend school-time performances of Main Stage productions; and the Summer Professional Training Program which offers young actors, designers, technicians, and administrators hands-on professional training.

 One of the leading Shakespeare theatres in the nation, serving 100,000 adults and children annually, The Shakespeare Theatre is New Jersey’s largest professional theatre company dedicated solely to Shakespeare’s canon and other world classics. Through its distinguished productions and education programs, the company strives to illuminate the universal and lasting relevance of the classics for contemporary audiences.

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The acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is an independent, professional theatre company located on the Drew University campus. The Outdoor Stage is located on the campus of the College of St. Elizabeth and the Theatre’s support and education facility is in Florham Park.


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional major support is received from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Edward T. Cone Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and CTW Foundation, as well as contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, government agencies and individuals. The 2014 Outdoor Stage production of The Learned Ladies is sponsored by Bank of America.