Sussex County

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Arts & Entertainment

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council
133 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860



Acting-A-Part Theater
409 Woodport Road
Sparta, NJ 

Offers private acting, voice, piano and guitar lessions for ages 3 to adult.

Dance Expression
Route 94 in Hardyston Merchantile Mall
Hardyston, NJ

Offers instruction in a variety of dance styles emphasizing the creative, performing, and educational aspects of dance.


Lafayette Clayworks
22 Wantage Avenue
Branchville, NJ 07826

Offers primarily original, functional stoneware for sale by multiple ceramic artists. Sculptural vessels and wall mounted art works are also available. Classes in wheel-throwing and hand-building are offered in the Studio for adults and children. Seasonal workshops in Raku and wood fired pottery are also available.


New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show
37 Plains Road
Augusta, NJ 07822

As a showcase of Sussex County and all it produces; it is the biggest and most well-known event in the area and attracts visitors from all over the tri-state area. Its contributions include providing a showcase for agriculture and county 4-H organizations, as well as a wide variety of fun and educational activities and events.


Space Farms Zoo and Museum
218 Route 519
Sussex, NJ 07461

100 acres of countryside with over 500 animals and 100 different species. They are internationally famous for their bear and lion cub breeding programs, which have helped restore endangered populations all over the world.

The Franklin Mineral Museum
32 Evans Street
Franklin, NJ 07416

The Franklin Mineral Museum's mission is to preserve the mineral wealth, geology, knowledge, and history of "the greatest mineral locality on earth". The area is perceived to be one of the best of "Nature's Classrooms" by many prominent intellectuals and has much to offer science students and professionals.


The Growing Stage
7 Ledgewood Avenue
Netcong, NJ 07857

The Growing Stage is a center for performing arts that engages a community of professional equity actors and artists, community players, students, teachers and families who share the theater environment.


The Sterling Hill Mining Museum
30 Plant Street
Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, understanding, and appreciation of the history of mining, mining technology, mineralogy, and geology unique to the State of New Jersey through scientific research and educational programs.


214 Spring Street
Newton, NJ 07860

Contemporary gallery that features both fine and functional art by emerging and established guest artists, artisan jewelry, and Jennie's iconic paintings, drawings, and prints of aprons, kitchen appliances, and landscapes.


Tri-State Actors Theater
locations vary

Regional professional traveling theatre company whose goals are to provide a permanent audience in the region, and children's plays to establish theater as a positive experience for children who may have never experienced a live performance before.



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