Performance Venue Info
The staff and volunteers of Appel Farm invite you to join us for one of the many performances held each year. Choose from our Evening Concert Series of nationally known singer/songwriters, First Fridays @theGallery Series of emerging performers, our fun and dynamic Family Matinee Series and the annual Arts & Music Festival. There is something for everyone!
Clare-Rostan Appel Theatre
The 250-seat, indoor Clare-Rostan Appel Theatre, located a short 3-4 minute walk from the main parking lot, offers excellent sight lines and acoustics. When you arrive for an Evening Concert or Family Matinee event you will be greeted by helpful staff and friendly volunteers who can assist you with any of your needs, including accessible services like large print and braille brochures, wheelchair seating and accessible parking.
Performance tickets ordered in advance will be mailed within two weeks. Tickets ordered the week of the show will be held on reserve at the theatre box office which opens one hour prior to the show. Seating is general admission and begins approximately 30 minutes prior to the performance. There isn't a bad seat in the house!
The 50-seat, indoor Art Gallery provides an even more intimate space to view emerging singer-songwriters at the First Fridays @theGallery Series. This general admission venue fills quickly so we advise purchasing tickets early. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the show so that you can enjoy the free refreshments.
You can experience a great evening of stellar music and extraordinary wine. Auburn Road Vineyard & Winery will be serving their classic wines free of charge to First Fridays ticketholders (21 and over).
Tickets are mailed within two weeks of your purchase. Tickets ordered the week of the show will be held on reserve at the door. On the day of the show, tickets may be purchased at the door. Please call (800) 394-1211 for availability, as these shows often sell out.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival
The Arts & Music Festival provides you with a wonderful outdoor experience. This festival features two stages of nationally renowned, regional and local singer/songwriters, a 45+ booth crafts fair that includes pottery, textiles, jewelry & more, and a Children's Village featuring performances and an arts & crafts tent that provides great fun for young audiences. There is something for everyone!
You are invited to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit upon. You can bring a picnic basket or you may enjoy the variety of food for sale including spicy BBQ chicken and charcoal grilled burgers, to vegetarian tempura, healthy smoothies and more. For those over 21 wine and beer is also available for purchase. Don't forget to add your name and contact information to our e-mail list (found at the top of the page) so that you will be the first to receive the Festival line-up.
General policies for the Appel Farm venues
- All programs are subject to change.
- Right of admission is reserved.
- Sorry, cameras and audio recording devices are not permitted.
- Discounts for Seniors (65+), Discover Jersey Arts card members and group sales (10+ paying patrons) are available. Discount information will be displayed with each individual show listing. You may also call the box office at (800) 394-1211 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Please see the Accessibility area in the Plan Your Visit section or click here for further information on accessible services. You may also call our Box Office at (800) 394-1211 or through the New Jersey Relay System at (800) 852-7899 or by dialing 711. We would be happy to assist you with any special needs that you may have.