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Address: 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: 609-258-2787
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Not your run-of-the mill productions

This is the 6th year we've purchased season tickets. Some years (early on) were not so great. But recently, we've been really enjoying the productions. The writing and acting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is the 6th year we've purchased season tickets. Some years (early on) were not so great. But recently, we've been really enjoying the productions. The writing and acting are brilliant and certainly offer a new perspective on old traditional pieces. And if not all are to your liking, the prices are so reasonable that you can "gift your tickets"... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fast-paced treatment of the classic Holmes with 5 very busy actors. Great venue especially for the special effects used.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Baskerville was one of the best shows we have seen at the McCarter Theater and we attend at least 3 shows each season. It was incredibly entertaining and the acting was phenomenal! The theater is intimate (not too big), we had great seats, and it beats going into a major metro area for ease of access and parking. This is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went to see the play "Baskerville" last week. I've been here before and it's a nice theater to see a play. Good sight lines and acoustics. While you're here, walk around the town, have lunch or dinner and just enjoy the ambience of the place.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

this was our first time at the theater to watch Ken Ludwig's Baskerville. The theater is small and intimate so you can pretty much see from anywhere. Free parking available with indoor garage about 5 minutes walk. the show was well done. It was convenient to get to, no need to hunt for parking, plenty of eateries nearby, it was... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've been subscribers to Pride Night at McCarter for more than ten years and have seen every production. We've also been subscribers to George Street Playhouse which I use for comparison. McCarter's productions generally take more risks, but fail to hit the mark more often. Some are downright awful (we walked out of a production of Hamlet several years ago).... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Saw A Christmas Carol at the theater this past Christmas. Excellent production, though the theater itself is a very overpriced for the seats and is not really comparable in quality of production to average shows in NYC or Philly. The theaters also only had two restrooms with long lines during intermission and before the theater that left you either holding... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Had great balcony seats for A Christmas Carol. This is a small theater so every seat in the house is usually a good one. The cast puts on a first rate production; you can see a fabulous show without the big city hassle. I went on a Sunday with my teenage son for the matinee. The theater has a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have attended many events at the McCarter theater for date-night with my husband, group events with co-workers, and family shows with the kids. Parking is convenient and often free (or just feeding a meter). The theater is on the small side - so there's truly not a bad seat in the house. Some of our favorite shows have been:... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had 18 family members attend the Christmas Carol. Venue is excellent and show was Fantastic! Would attend again!

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