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McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-2787
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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robinsville, nj
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

With a repertoire that constantly pushes you to discover and appreciate new plays and directors, the McCarter is a beacon of high-end entertainment and culture. It is our luck that it's also very affordable, with children's tickets at $20 irrespective of the seats, and specials for adults for all shows. There are also dinner and theatre packages, pre-show events, and... More

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NEW HOPE
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138 reviews 138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You won't find better regional theatre than that at McCarter. The parking is a problem due to Princeton ripping up most of the surrounding streets. They run a shuttle from the train station every 10-15 minutes which does help. Hopefully parking will improve soon, but the hassle is worth it to see their shows.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

World class acting, sets, lighting and management. This is a first rate.operation right down to the wine bar!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

McCarter theater has been one if our favorite venues to see broadway style productions and some world class performers. Pavo DeLucia, Savion Glover, Bobby McFerrin and so many more have taken to this stage inside this stone walled theater at Princeton University. Parking is easy and often free and the venue has something for everyone. Make McCarter a go-to place... More

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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love most of the plays. Especially enjoy a different perspective offered on old classics. The acting is always superb and we have been satisfied season ticket holders for 10 years. Most recent 3 seasons have been the best!

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We heard Dar Williams at the McCarter. It was our first visit to the theater. There are so many great options to see and hear there, and it is a really charming place.

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Used to frequent with our Red Hat group - performances were always top notch and seating was comfortable!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Consistently terrific performances. Many plays go on to Broadway. Eclectic mix of performers suits the Princeton culture. We always find something great to see... And we appreciate the large number of family-friendly offerings.

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NEW HOPE
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138 reviews 138 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everything at McCarter is world class. One of the best regional theaters in the country along with an eclectic mix of other programs in music, dance and performance. If you are in the area looking for great entertainment, don't pass McCarter by.

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Fords, New Jersey
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

If you have not been down at the corner of Princeton where McCarter Theater is, you're missing a handsome area of Princeton. McCarter theater has expanded and grown, so the little theater on the hill has become quite the thing. But, if you look only at McCarter Theater only and don't turn around, to look across the cornered street, you'll... More

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