Located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank is the landmark performing arts center. It hosts a plethora of events, and many famous names in music have appeared there. Originally named the Carlton Theater in 1926, the theater was restored, and the name was changed in 1984 in honor of its native son, William "Count" Basie. Count Basie Center for the Arts events include performances by Boz Scaggs, George Carlin, Tony Bennett, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Counting Crows as well as Jersey native, Bruce Springsteen. The Basie tickets might include performances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, which are regularly scheduled here. You might even see Snooki or Paul Anka or a performance of Cats here. Find great Count Basie Center for the Arts seating at StubHub.
Does Count Basie Center for the Arts seating include accessible options?
The Basie seating is historically accurate and is accessible, although there is no elevator to the loge or balcony. It is suggested that you call the box office to find answers to your accessibility questions.
Can I bring my service animal to Count Basie Center for the Arts events?
Yes, guide dogs as well as signal dogs are permitted to Basie events although they must be harnessed. Psychiatric service animals for those with psychiatric or neurological disabilities are also permitted if harnessed.
Can I bring my child to the Basie?
Yes, but Count Basie Center for the Arts tickets are required for all children as well as adults.
Where can I park while attending Count Basie Center for the Arts events?
You can park for free at the Red Bank Train Station Lot after 11 a.m. The Gold Street Lot has paid public parking as indicated. The New Jersey Transit Chestnut Street Lot has free parking after 11 a.m. The White Street Lot is nearby and has paid public parking as indicated. There are other paid parking lots and garages in Red Bank.
Can we take the train to The Basie?
Yes, you can reach Count Basie Center for the Arts events from New Jersey Transit with trains on the North Jersey Coastline track going directly to Red Bank, which is about an hour from New York City. The stop for Red Bank is about three blocks from the Basie.
Can we find restaurants near the theater?
There are abundant eateries nearby. Dine at Buona Sera for classic Italian fare. Juanito's is the place to go for casual Mexican dishes and is BYOB. Jamian's Food and Drink is a casual restaurant and bar that is close to the Basie. Jon Bon Jovi fans can eat American food at his JBJ Soul Kitchen where a cash-only donation is the call, and you can enjoy such dishes as Jerk Chicken, Cod BLT and Farm Pasta.Back to Top