On March 1, 2020, Vanguard signed a lease at 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. The 4000 square foot space houses the oldest proscenium theater in Montclair! From this space, Vanguard will be:

  • an established vibrant hub of theater arts in downtown Montclair, with a robust season of new and reimagined works;

  • an active bridge between the local theater and Broadway community, bringing professional caliber productions to Montclair and Essex County;

  • a leader in using the performing arts to create community, further social justice, racial literacy and structural growth and change;


  • an educational center that trains young artists and provides meaningful ways for them to use their gifts for service and social justice;


  • an employer that nurtures teaching artists, playwrights, composers, theater artists and more.

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PO Box 409

180 Bloomfield Avenue

Montclair, NJ 07042


(862) 205 - 3525

Founded in 2015 by veteran actors and educators Janeece Freeman Clark and Daryl Stewart, Vanguard Theater Company is a unique 501(c)(3) committed to changing the narrative through theater dedicated to DREAM:  Diversity, Reciprocity, Education, Activism & Mentorship.