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McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
+1 609-258-2787
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Excellent Venue for a Play

comfortable theatre and comfortable surroundings overall. University grounds are very impressive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CommercialBanker
Our first experience was wonderful! A great theater in a perfect location - loved it!!

We really enjoyed the show ("Stones In His Pockets" at the Berlind Theater) with very talented... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We bought tickets for one of my mother's favorite artists and had dinner at a nice restaurant in town before the performance. It was a great, leisurely, and celebratory day! Thanks for making my mother's birthday so seamless and memorable, McCarter!

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

We have come twice in the last six months. Sloping orchestra section means everyone can see the stage, but the best seats are front three rows in the balcony because it's close to the stage. Whoever organizes the shows does an excellent job of bringing...More

Thank James F
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a lovely old venue. There is not a bad seat in the house. The seats are comfortable and the acoustics are fabulous. It is a small theater and very intimate, especially in the orchestra seats. I have been going there since I was...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

McCarter is a modest sized venue that attracts a special quality of artists who want to perform in "Princeton". Princeton U. actually has its own concert venue but McCarter is adjacent to the campus and conveniently located footsteps from Princeton Station (the "Dinky Station") so...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Whether Jazz from Lincoln with Wynton Marsalis, humorist David Sedaris or first class theater productions, McCarter Theater has it all!!! Comfortable seats with lots of legroom is a definite plus for me! And they're very easy to do business with as well! We are very...More

Thank Lisa C
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No, there's not a dress code. I'd say wear casual date-night clothes.
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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
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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
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