August 20, 2018 Share

Celebrate Hopewell Theater’s One-Year Anniversary

Celebrate Hopewell Theater’s One-Year Anniversary with Paul Muldoon and Rogue Oliphant Featuring Chris Harford, Cait O’Riordan, Warren Zanes, Sim Cain, and David Mansfield
Hopewell Theater Commemorates One Year of Selectively Eclectic Entertainment, Gourmet Dine-In Meals – Here’s What’s Next

Not only is Paul Muldoon well known as a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet but he is also making his mark in music with “Rogue Oliphant” in which he brings together prominent musicians. This eclectic one-year anniversary celebration is just one of the unique special events that the Hopewell Theater is bringing to Mercer County, NJ.

The landmark 180-seat Hopewell Theater re-opened in September 2017 after an extensive renovation, and over the past year it has succeeded in becoming the area’s most intimate dine-in arts venue, with selectively eclectic live music, films, talks, and gourmet pop-up supper clubs. Hopewell Theater will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a concert featuring locally-based and internationally known, Paul Muldoon and Rogue Oliphant on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00 p.m. Rogue Oliphant will feature Irish Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon, supported by musicians from noteworthy indie bands in their own right: Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues), Warren Zanes (The Del Fuegos), Sim Cain (Rollins Band), David Mansfield (Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Review, The Alpha Band), and Chris Harford (The Band of Changes). Rogue Oliphant will present a captivating performance of songs and spoken word pieces. 

Over the past year, Hopewell Theater has made its mark as a deluxe showcase for the arts, presenting a roster of live music from nationally known folk, rock and jazz groups as well as locally-loved smaller acts. HT has also featured the best in indie cinema, some accompanied by live music, talks or meet-the-filmmaker events. Starting with opening night in 2017, featuring a sold-out performance by Bovine Social Club, the theater has gradually added to its entertainment offerings with pop-up supper clubs catered by beloved restaurants like The Peasant Grill and Siam Restaurant.

“In just one year, we have accomplished our mission of bringing a wide range of artists and audiences to our inviting sanctuary to enjoy the arts,” says Sara Scully, executive director, Hopewell Theater. “The theater is a welcoming place to experience unique programming, and we have formed partnerships with the area makers to support local arts, commerce and community.”

The theater looks forward in 2018-2019 to expanding its live theater with a roster of comedy shows from stand-up to storytelling nights. Additionally, Hopewell Theater will be offering live gypsy jazz brunches with Max Hansen catering on Sundays, and family film matinees as well as Cry-Baby matinees for Moms and babies – toddlers. The theater will also celebrate Halloween with a week of frightening films for the holiday.

Hopewell Theater was one of the outstanding projects recently honored with a New Good Neighbor Award from the New Jersey Business and Industry Association for improving New Jersey’s economy and landscape. The awards recognize the visionary architects, builders and financing professionals who turned exciting ideas into reality. 

The Hopewell Theater is located at 5 South Greenwood Avenue in Hopewell, New Jersey and online at

Coming to the Hopewell Theater:


  • Howard Fishman Quartet on Sat., Aug. 4
  • Don Flemons on Weds., Aug. 8
  • Dharmasoul on Sat., Aug. 11
  • Billy Walton Band with Joe D’ Angelo on Sat., Aug. 18
  • Dawn Landes with Eliza Edens on Sat., Aug. 25
  • Waye “The Train” Hancock on Fri., Aug. 31
  • Hopewell Theater’s One-Year Anniversary with Rogue Oliphant on Sat., Sept. 8
  • XPN Welcomes Jeffrey Gaines on Sat., Sept. 15
  • XPN Welcomes Freedy Johnston on Sat., Sept. 22
  • The Winterpills on Sat., Oct. 6
  • Martin Hayes Quartet on Fri., Oct. 12
  • Rio Mira on Thurs., Oct. 18
  • XPN Welcomes The Campbell Brothers on Sat., Oct. 27
  • WXPN Welcomes Dar Williams with Seth Glier on Thurs., Nov. 1
  • WXPN Welcomes Johnny Irion on Sat., Nov. 10
  • Heather Maloney on Nov. 16
  • Stephane Wrembel on Fri., Nov. 30
  • Band of Changes on Sat., Dec. 8
  • XPN Welcomes Jill Souble on Sat., Dec. 22


  • Ram Dass Fierce Grace – The Art of Living Well series on Thurs, Aug. 2
  • The Yogis of Tibet – FREE Screening as part of The Art of Living Well series on Thurs., Aug. 16
  • Monty Python Quote Along on Fri., Sept. 21
  • Bad Reputation (Joan Jett) on Weds., Sept. 26
  • Halloween Fright Film Fest, week of Oct. 26


  • The Last of the Boomers Comedy Night on Sat., Sept. 29
  • Mike Dugan “Men Fake Foreplay” one man show on Sat., Oc. 20
  • Julia Scott standup comedy on Fri., Nov. 23

Storytelling Nights:

  • This Really Happened on Fri., Sept. 7 with Carla Katz, Sandi Marx, Robin Bady, Jude Treder-Wolff, Ken Galipeau, and Joey Novick
  • This Really Happened on Fri., Oct. 5 with Robin Gelfenbien, Michele Carlo, Jeff Rose, Rick Patrick, Danny Artese, Sammie James, and Joey Novick
  • This Really Happened on Fri., Nov. 2
  • The Liar Show on Fri. Dec. 7
  • Family Programming
  • Crybaby Matinee on Thurs., Sept. 20
  • Family Matinee on Sat., Sept. 29
  • Crybaby Matinee on Thurs., Oct. 18
  • Family Matinee on Sat., Oct. 27
  • Crybaby Matinee on Thurs., Nov. 15
  • Family Matinee on Sat., Nov. 24


  • Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen buffet on Sun., Sept. 16
  • Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen buffet on Sun., Oct. 21
  • Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia and Max Hansen buffet on Sun., Nov. 18

Community Partner Programs

  • Hopewell Public Library Weds. Night Out on Wed.,Oct. 3
  • Princeton Environmental Film Festival: The World Before Your Feet filmmaker screening on Sat., Sept. 29
  • Hopewell Public Library Weds. Night Out on Weds., Nov. 3

About Hopewell Theater

Hopewell Theater offers a range of unique cultural experiences, from independent film and live music to guest speakers, artists and performances. Patrons can dine-in on small plates from local restaurants or just come for the show. Film buffs will particularly enjoy a state-of-the-art movie theater in Hopewell, NJ with a dine-in menu. A landing spot, a launch pad, and an incubator, Hopewell Theater is also a place where artists can play, practice, perform or show their passion project on the big screen. The theater is available to rent, at both hourly and day-rates.