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.