The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts


Located steps from Maplewood Village, the multi-purpose facility houses a 100 seat theatre and a 1600 sq feet Community Room. Suitable for classes, performances and private functions, both spaces are available for rental to residents and non-residents of Maplewood Township. 

History: Built as the First Church of Christ Science in 1925, this architectural gem was deeded to the Township in 1988 by realtor Jean T. Burgdorff, a Maplewood resident and patron of the arts.


The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts

10 Durand Rd. Maplewood, NJ 07040. All rentals require a 3 hour minimum. Additional fees may apply. Reduced rates are available for Maplewood residents and charitable organizations. This event space is for performing arts events only.

  • Use of chairs and tables included

  • Weekend rates are effective Friday - Sunday

  • 50% deposit due with signed agreement with balance due 60 days prior to event

  • Refundable $250 security deposit due two weeks prior to event

  • Additional insurance may be required for certain events

  • 11PM curfew strictly enforced

  • 1 hour of free set up time included


For more information, please contact the Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973 843-7157 or email us. The Woodland offers ample onsite parking and is conveniently located only 30 minutes from Manhattan aboard NJ Transit.