The Bell & Barter Theatre and Cultural Arts Center is a not-for-profit corporation started a mere 35 years ago (1972). The Bell & Barter did some of the most amazing and creative original works for the stage. Wishing to expand the Bell & Barter's creative arts programs, a local performing group was invited into the theatre and with a new name change, the Town Square Playhouse was born.For the next twelve (12) years, the theatre flourished, bringing great applause from their audiences. Then along came a talented and most energetic personality, Bud Masters. A life time resident of both Morris County and New York City, Bud Masters added life to this building with a lot of cosmetic surgery as well as a property face lift. What was originally a church built in the 1800's, has now become the town of Rockaway Borough's new shining star.Along with many excellent programs that will be offered, introductory theatre arts classes will be offered and staffed by in-the-arts professional instructors.