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The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts

The Grunin Center

Who We Are

The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Ocean County College, is a performing arts center dedicated to providing art and entertainment to Ocean County and the Jersey Shore.

Featuring premiere acts from across the globe, the Grunin Center’s intimate venue allows patrons to experience once-in-a-lifetime performances from venerated artists, hometown musicians, and unique entertainers. Music performances of all genres, theatre, film, and dance make their way to the Grunin Center stage each season.

The Grunin Center is also the home to young performers from various educational performing arts organizations, including Ocean County College students from the performing arts and fine arts programs, and the Ocean County and NJ State Teen Arts Festivals. Our Art Gallery highlights local artists by displaying several collections throughout the year.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is to provide transformative experiences that connect our community together through the Arts and to serve as a cultural resource for the students of Ocean County College and the residents of the Jersey Shore.


The Grunin Center for the Arts is located on the beautiful Ocean County College campus. For GPS directions, you can either search Google Maps for “The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts” or enter “College Drive, Toms River, NJ” into your GPS. Once on the college campus, follow the signage for Parking Lot 2, which is located on College Drive. The Grunin Center is located right on Parking Lot 2. Parking is free.

The Grunin Center Main Stage is Building 11A on the campus map. The Main Stage entrance is located at the top of the ramp from the Parking Lot, to the left, under the causeway.

The Black Box Theater is Building 11B on the campus map. The entrance located up the stairs or ramp from the Parking Lot, through the causeway, and to the right. “Black Box Theater” is labeled above the entry doors.

The Gia Maione Prima Studio Theater is Building 12 on the campus map. The entrance is located just off the parking lot, to the right of the ramp. The entrance is the same as the entrance to the Grunin Performing Arts Academy.

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