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  • Is Haunted Theater a show?
    No, Haunted Theater is a haunted house. The entire Performing Arts center including both theaters and every hallway and classroom is transformed into a haunted house maze.
  • Do I have to reserve a time slot?
    Yes, our haunted house requires tickets purchased ahead of time with a reserved time slot. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and will not be sold at the door. Time slots fill up quickly so make sure to purchase them in advance. Once a ticket time slot has been reserved you cannot change it.
  • Can I buy tickets beforehand?
    Yes, tickets must be purchased in advance as there are no in person sales.
  • How long does it take to walk through the haunted house?
    About 20 minutes depending on the tour pace.
  • Do I have to wait?
    You may have to wait depending on audience attendance. To avoid longer waits, please reserve a time closer to the end of the night. We have developed limited spots per time slot to help lower your wait time, but it does not guarantee no wait.
  • Can my child under the age of 13 attend?
    Yes, if accompanied by an adult
  • Is my child too young for your tour?
    We suggest ages 8 and up, but it is at the parent’s discretion. We will not turn any age group away as long as they are accompanied by an adult. There are no refunds.
  • Is Haunted Theater scary?
    Yes, yes it is! Haunted Theater has been in production for 20 years and is rated the best in NJ.
  • Are there kids tours?
    Brand new for 2023, Haunted Theater is now offering Scaredy Cat tours on selected days. Guests will be able to walk through the haunted house to see the detailed sets, lighting and props. Friendly Actors will be very obvious and located throughout the haunt to tell behind the scenes stories about different aspects of Haunted Theater and give out candy. While supplies last, Children will be able to paint pumpkins in an outdoor tent and play carnival games.
  • Will actors touch me?
    Actors will not intentionally touch you.
  • I have a bus tour coming. Is there a group rate and can we attend?
    Yes, we welcome buses. Group rates will be automatically applied when you reserve your tickets. There are group discount prices for 10+ and 25+. Please call ahead to let us know your bus is coming 732-224-2411. There is plenty of parking available.
  • Are you handicapped accessible?
    Yes. For questions about accessibility, please call our box office at 732-224-2411.
  • Are you open when it rains?
    We are a fully indoor haunt with an indoor cue line.
  • Is there food available on premise?
    Yes, there will be food trucks and light concessions available with an outdoor seating area
  • Is there anything else to do besides walk through Haunted Theater?
    Yes! There are outdoor carnival games to help entertain you while you wait for your time slots. There is also access to snacks and drinks both inside and outside of the Haunted House. To celebrate 20 years of Haunted Theater, we also have 2 added events that can purchased to make lengthen your visit and experience.
  • What if I miss my time slot?
    If you miss your time slot by 15 minutes or less feel free to come anyway and we will try to fit you in. Past 15 minutes you can be put into an overflow line, and we will try our best to get you in as soon as possible. Wait times will vary and can be long. You cannot use your ticket for a different day. No refunds.
  • What if I buy a time slot and want to add a friend but the time slot is full?
    Please call our box office and we will try to accommodate you. 732-224-2411
  • What if I am too scared to walk through?
    We get it! Haunted Theater is scary! Unfortunately, there are no refunds. But your ticket admission goes back into the Brookdale theater department and helps fund the Performing Art’s shows. Money well spent!
  • How Can I Be A Part of The Haunt?
    Haunted Theater is always looking for fresh blood! Come join our team. Find out more info here. Volunteer Haunt Acting Positions available!! Auditions are on September 21 and 22nd 2022 at 5PM and 7PM. You must be 18 or older to audition and do not need to be a student at Brookdale to attend. You only have to come to one time slot on one day. Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in and closed toed shoes. Auditions include character development and improv. Actors should be able to be around loud noises, flashing lights, stressful acting scenarios and must be able to wear a full face mask. Auditions are held at the Brookdale Performing Arts Center in the black box theater. Volunteer Technicians!! For those that prefer to be backstage, there are always opportunities to help behind the scenes. Last meeting to sign up is September 28, 2022 at 5PM. Technicians should be able to be around loud noises and flashing lights. Volunteers must be 18 and older and do not have to be a student at Brookdale to attend. The meeting will be held in the Main Theater at Brookdale Performing Arts Center. Volunteers Needed!! We are always looking for an extra hand getting our haunt off the ground. We are currently looking for help selling concessions, helping front of house, and running outdoor merch and game tables. Volunteers must be 18 and up. To sign up or get more information email


You will experience the following:

Intense Audio and Lighting, Extreme Low Visibility, Strobe and Fog Effects, and Graphic Scenes of Terror.

  • No Touching Actors

  • No Touching Props or Sets

  • No Profanity or Obscene Gestures

  • No Running or Pushing

  • No Smoking, Matches, or Lighters Permitted

  • No Flashlights or Other Illuminating Devices Permitted

  • No Recording Devices of Any Kind


By participating in this Brookdale Performing Arts Center event, you consent to having your image captured by official photographers and videographers.  The resulting materials, including still photographs, video and audio recordings may be used by Brookdale Community College without restriction or financial compensation, in news materials, promotional materials, on the web or other properties.

If you do not agree to having your image captured or recorded, please do not enter the event venue.

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