New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Paper Mill received the Citation of Excellence and an increased grant.

Paper Mill Playhouse audienceExcellent news to kick-off the 2019-2020 season! Paper Mill received the Citation of Excellence and an increased grant of $791,350 from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This exceptional support invests in everything we do, from the art on our stage to our innovative education and access programs. Thank you to ALL of Paper Mill’s donors, patrons, and partners for making our impact a reality–at the theater and in communities statewide!

Learn More

 Our Mission

The mission of Paper Mill Playhouse is to enrich, entertain, and inspire our audience and our students as the nation’s premier musical theater. We foster a creative environment for advancing the art form, education students, and developing future theater lovers, while providing access for all.

Our Impact

Paper Mill Playhouse is New Jersey’s largest producing theater and its community extends to all 21 counties and the New York metropolitan area. The generous production support by corporations and individuals makes it possible for more than 220,000 artists, theater-lovers, and students each year to depend on Paper Mill as an artistic home that inspires and nurtures their creativity. As a professional producing theater, Paper Mill is deeply committed to identifying and nurturing creative talent on the mainstage, including singers, dancers, directors, composers, lyricists, choreographers, actors, and designers. We collaborate with other regional theaters and independent producers to bring our audiences the best in musical theater, from celebrated revivals to new work from the industry’s most talented artists. Paper Mill Playhouse a cultural hub for the community with $20 million of economic impact each year.