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McCarter Theatre Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Excellent programing in a beautiful setting

I have attended many concerts (jazz, classical, folk) as well as plays at this venue. There are two... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Kathryn H
Princeton, New Jersey
Great concert venue

Attended two shows this week and enjoyed them both. Seating in the orchestra is comfortable and... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Jose J
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91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I have attended many concerts (jazz, classical, folk) as well as plays at this venue. There are two theatres, both are intimate with good sight lines and acoustics. The programming is excellent. A Christmas Carol is a wonderful tradition to start or continue! Great restaurants...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Attended two shows this week and enjoyed them both. Seating in the orchestra is comfortable and all sight lines are excellent. Good acoustics made both concerts superb, though really the musicians did a great job. Looking forward to more concerts next season.

Thank Jose J
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I have been many times for music and plays. The music is usually better than the plays. Also, the same acts tend to repeat, tends to be a bit conservative in who/what they book.

Thank ellenmaryf
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Maria Schneider orchestra was great. Lovely setting for a beautiful performance. This theater is a jewel box with no bad seats and the acoustics are amazing.

Thank NJcruiserMOM
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

McCarter Theatre is one of the best regional theaters in the country! With its centrally situated location in beautiful Princeton, it is able to attract talent preparing for Broadway and Hollywood, all in a very accessible and comfortable setting. My 9 yr old daughter also...More

Thank Ven K
Reviewed 8 February 2018

comfortable theatre and comfortable surroundings overall. University grounds are very impressive and make for a great visit by themselves. We saw 'Stones in my Pockets' which was excellent

Thank CommercialBanker
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We really enjoyed the show ("Stones In His Pockets" at the Berlind Theater) with very talented actors, comfortable seating - a great view of the stage - and a delightful concession area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The Parking Garage was free and...More

Thank OHBuckeye11
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Not sure how one of the most joyous theater events that I experienced maybe 10 times could have been transformed into something so so much less. Great parts of the play were removed (the epic dancing scene, the uproarious Fezziweg daughter science. ) and it...More

Thank bgibbs001
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is our theater of choice even though we live an hour away. We have seen about 100 performances at McCarter during the past 22 years, and only 3 of them were disappointments. Highlights include fabulous sets, professional actors well cast, and an interesting variety...More

Thank j9mitchell
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The McCarter Theater Center is actually two theaters: the larger 1100 seat McCarter and the 373 seat Berlind Theater. I have only attended the larger auditorium where I have seen mostly concerts. The theater is excellent. The seats are raked so that heads of folks...More

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Nicole D
12 December 2017|
Response from j9mitchell | Reviewed this property |
No, there's not a dress code. I'd say wear casual date-night clothes.
Natalie L
24 October 2016|
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Response from Patty C | Reviewed this property |
As noted, the McCarter is a relatively small theater and all of the seats are good. I prefer on the aisle in orchestra but also like the first row of the balcony. The acting is always excellent in the plays, which are my... More
Bernard G
14 March 2016|
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Response from Mary K | Reviewed this property |
Ticket prices vary with the play/event and performance selected. Range is varied as little as $25 for some plays/performances to about $60-$80 depending on day, seats selected, etc. McCarter Theatre Center has a great easy... More