Paper Mill Playhouse, a not-for-profit theater company, announced recently it has expanded on its Theater School with a lease in downtown Millburn.
The new space, totaling 2,500 square feet, is located at 20 Main St. This is the first property extension of the theater since 1996 and its first into downtown Millburn, it said.
An official ribbon cutting for the new space will take place on March 4 at 9 a.m. and the spring session of classes begin the week of April 20.
“We are thrilled to see our beloved Paper Mill increase their footprint into downtown Millburn,” Jackie Lieberberg, mayor of Millburn/Short Hills, said. “The addition of Paper Mill Studios to our downtown will contribute a special vibrancy to the area and provide an increased economic benefit to our community. We look forward to seeing parents, caretakers and students patronizing our retail shops and dining establishments –before, during or after class. “We are so excited to have them here!”
Paper Mill Playhouse, which provides educational programs to nearly 40,000 students each year, said it has approximately $20 million in economic impact each year.
“Paper Mill Playhouse is the economic engine for our downtown district,” Alex McDonald, township administrator, Millburn, said. “Paper Mill brings hundreds of thousands of people into town and has made Millburn a destination. Paper Mill Playhouse is part of the fabric of this community.”