For the past ten years, Bergen County residents, and those within the New York Metropolitan area, have enjoyed first class entertainment by world class performing artists at the main theatre at Bergen Community College. The proscenium theatre seats 300 and rivals any off-Broadway theatre in New York.
While the primary purpose of the theatre is to serve as a working laboratory for theatre, dance, and music students at Bergen Community College, this magnificent facility has provided countless hour of superb entertainment, at reasonable cost, for students and families in the region.
Thanks to Dr. Richard Domenico Ciccone and his generous gift to the Dr. Richard Ciccone Endowed Scholarship Fund, the main theatre has been named the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, in memory of his mother.
With constant support and encouragement from their parents, the ten Ciccone children completed their educations and embarked on successful careers. Recently deceased, Dr. Richard Ciccone maintained a practice in dentistry in West Paterson for many years. He had a lifelong love of the theatre and said that his mother always nurtured that love.
Ender Hall Lab Theatre
Located on the east side of campus in the R. Neil Ender Hall, this intimate 100-seat black box theatre has all the versatility of an Off-Off Broadway theatre. The lab theatre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and video equipment and is fully functional as a proscenium, thrust, arena, and environmental space. Continuing to primarily be a theatre space for theatre and dance students, the Ender Hall Lab Theatre has become an experimental playground as well as a traditional theatre.