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McCarter Theatre Center

Address: 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: 609-258-2787
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Ranked #5 of 37 things to do in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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Rartian, NJ
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have been to the McCarter several times for both concerts and plays and it has always been a good experience. The setting is intimate but still professional. Many times new plays have a tryout here before going to Broadway. It's wonderful for musical performances and there are options for children. If you live in NJ, you should check their... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Excellent variety of entertainment. Sometimes the plays are fantastic; sometimes they fall flat. The variety of music and dance has been terrific. The McCarter gives us an opportunity to see things we wouldn't normally see, unless we went to NYC. Keep it up, McCarter!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Between the Berlind, the main stage, the in-house-produced theater season, well-curated outside performances year-round of dance, theater and combinations therein, McCarter is well-positioned as part of the new, world-class Arts and Entertainment District anchored by PU's new Lewis Center for the Arts across the street (to be completed 2017). A gem.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We typically see about 3 shows at the McCarter a year and The Understudy did not disappoint. The acting was wonderful and the venue is very comfortable, I might even say intimate (much better than a huge theater).

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I love being able to attend shows here. There is not a bad seat in the house. Parking can be a little tough but there are lots close by that you can walk to. And the location is perfect for being able to grab a bite to eat in Princeton before or after.

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