Most experienced theatre goers who come to the Mill Hill Playhouse fall in love with it immediately. With a capacity of only 100 patrons, every seat in the house is a great seat, and the small size guarantees an intense and intimate theatrical experience.
Located on the historic Assunpink Creek, next to one of the most charming residential neighborhoods in Trenton, the gothic revival building was constructed in 1873 for the Messiah Chapel, an Adventist congregation.
In July of 1902, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Saviour purchased the building for $8,000 and moved its congregation there from the Women’s Christian Temperance Union building on East State Street. In 1967, Saviour merged with Trinity, the city’s oldest Lutheran church. The building at Front and Montgomery streets was left vacant.
A fire in 1977 left the building roofless and gutted. The City of Trenton secured funding through federal grants to convert the building into a performing arts center, which opened in 1982. The playhouse has been Passage’s principal venue since its founding in 1985.
Passage Theatre is committed to ensuring that all individuals have access to the joy of the performing arts. Passage is dedicated to being a leader in the education and assistance of all organizations, working towards making our programs and services accessible to people with disabilities.
Take a virtual tour of the theatre, thanks to support from the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and Google, by clicking this link: http://goo.gl/maps/OMxE1