Welcome to Premiere Stages, the professional theatre company in residence at Kean University.

Play Festival

Premiere’s flagship new play program is a regional competition that develops exciting new plays each year.

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Premiere Artists

Professional development opportunities for college students.

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Play Factory

Providing educational opportunities for students and the community.

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We support and stand with artists and communities of color, and we are committed to helping to support, advance and champion a more equitable America through the power of the arts.


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Kean Stage

Kean Stage presents professional music, film, dance, and programming for young audiences.


Turn your talent into a life’s work, your passion into a profession, and your dream into a reality.

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Our world-class performance venues and services are affordable and available year-round.

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