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McCarter Theatre Center

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Performances to suit every taste

Whether you're looking for music, theater, dance or something else, McCarter Theater is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
simone m
Princeton, New Jersey
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 9 July 2018
Kathryn H
Princeton, New Jersey
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  • Average5%
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91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This play is a must see. The characters are so talented and perform with the upmost perfection. The graphics to the play keep you upbeat and on the edge. The celebration seen with all the talent on the stage and the music got me into...More

3  Thank 721TR
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Having attended numerous performances of Dicken's Christmas Carol, I can honestly say this "updated" version left me somewhat disappointed. The stage was rather plain, Jacob Marley mistakenly repeated the same lines, and the characters imbedded in the audience took away from the feeling of immersion...More

4  Thank President_Reagan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you're looking for music, theater, dance or something else, McCarter Theater is a beautiful, accessible theater that offers excellent choices all year round. There is no bad seat in the house. A wonderful way place to support the arts!

Thank simone m
Reviewed 9 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 20 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 15 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 3 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 3 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 7 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 28 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 21 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 9 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
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Nicole D
11 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