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Count Basie Theatre

99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1108
+1 732-842-9000
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Great Venue for a Show

I have been a member (annual donation) for a number of years and the Basie has been my favorite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Keyport, New Jersey
Great value

Count Basie has been putting on quality shows for years but the recent renovations make it a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great venue” (40 reviews)
“great shows” (12 reviews)
“sound system” (13 reviews)
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99 Monmouth St, Red Bank, NJ 07701-1108
+1 732-842-9000
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been a member (annual donation) for a number of years and the Basie has been my favorite place to see a show for a long time. Unfortunately, the member benefits have been decreased with the pre-sale ticket requirement being raised in the middle...More

Thank dougste2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Count Basie has been putting on quality shows for years but the recent renovations make it a great theater to watch the shows. The location is fantastic and easy to get to by either train, bus or car. The restaurants are fantastic in the area....More

Thank Pilsner22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well its been a while, but i was able to see the legendary bb king, and oh what a night it was, 1 to never forget, the setting the music the staff, the location all of it was just magical !

Thank njiceking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just went with my wife and daughter to see the Golden Dragons Chinese Acrobats. As always, The Basie is great and they really seem to be making some upgrades. A new lobby is in the works and there seems to be more restrooms. Drinks are...More

Thank LlewellynWest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Count Basie theater, a beautifully restored theater that had delightful entertainment year-round. We are fortunate that we also have the PNC Arts Center nearby, however the CB is perfect for those smaller draws, and the free movie nights during the summer! Only...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We really love the group Rain and had the opportunity to see them Saturday night at the Count Basie Theatre. Very quaint old style theatre that probably seats about 1200 people including the balcony. Enjoy the size and usually acoustics are quite good. Something was...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a great show of any sort, the Count Basie Theatre is the place to be. Since 1926 it has been producing shows beyond compare. Many famous artists have came and went, but one thing that still stands is the allure...More

Thank acrossthebay_12
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I've seen dozens of shows at this venue. Steely Dan, Wilco, Several Comedians... It's a beautiful theater surrounded by dozens of fabulous restaurants...

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I'm 6 feet tall and my girlfriend is 5'6", we got balcony seats and they were rediculously small. We couldn't even sit without our knees being smashed into the seat in front of us. The seat itself was too skinny, we are average weight and...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Excellent theatre - small but comfortable. Staff is helpful and engaging. Clean theatre and bathrooms.

Thank Peggy K
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I want to buy first row, end of the row tickets for my mom, but the pictures on line show the sound system boxes right in that area, seemingly on both sides. Would theses be in the way of a petite 5 foot tall lady?
17 February 2017|
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Response from Lyda07701 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you will have trouble seeing, but sitting that close to the stage puts you close to the speakers. Those can be rather loud at times.
Hello. I'm looking to come up from Atlanta with a friend from Nashville to go to The Soul Kitchen in mid October 2016. There is a specific event that we are trying to go to where we can meet Jon Bon Jovi and family. I hear that the Count Basie Theatre is very near by. Has anyone gone over to the Jovi Soul Kitchen and had a meal or made a donation for someone to have a meal?
3 April 2016|
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Response from UDecide | Reviewed this property |
Soul Kitchen will not only fill your stomach but your heart too. Only a 0.3 mile/5-10 minute walk away from the Count Basie, JBJ Soul kitchen is a unique, very welcoming, and delicious dining option in Red Bank. I've gone... More
I am driving to theatre...where is the best place to park? I dont mind walking if there is an ideal area but not necessarily extremely close to theatre. Thank you
11 November 2015|
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Response from dpg1988 | Reviewed this property |
Save yourself the hassle of driving around looking for parking on the street or in one of the muni lots. Best place to park is the Train Station. Always a parking space, it's free and it's a 2 block, 5 minute well lit walk... More