About Us

Dante Hall Theater, an intimate 220-seat performing arts center, serves Atlantic City and surrounding communities as a vital cultural center. Enjoy live concerts, professional and amateur theater and performing arts, children’s theater and much more.

 

 

 

 

HISTORY AND MISSION

 

 

 

Located in the heart of the historic “Ducktown” neighborhood of Atlantic City, Dante Hall was originally built in 1926 by St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Dante Hall served the predominantly Italian-American community of the neighborhood as a church hall, school gymnasium, class rooms and community theater where both school plays and the St. Michael’s Opera Company staged performances. When St. Michael’s closed its parish school in the late 1980s, the building remained dormant. A decade later, a Private Non-Profit Board of Directors formed and joined forces with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to rebrand the building as a Community Performing Arts Facility. After an eighteen-month, $3.5 million renovation, Dante Hall Theater of the Arts reopened its doors to the public, in October of 2003. In 2011, after a year long restructuring, Stockton University took control of this beautifully restored, multi-functional, performance space. By providing quality programming, cultural events, educational outreach and performances to local residents, and visitors, Stockton University and Dante Hall Theater aim to strengthen New Jersey’s efforts of restoring Atlantic City to a cultural and family destination.

 

14 North Mississippi Avenue • Atlantic City, New Jersey • 08401