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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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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We saw Jake Shimabukuru, excellent Ukelele player. Nice little gift shop , seats are comfortable easy to walk to after dining in Princeton. Don't bother looking for parking just park in the lot on Hull Fish street and walk. Its a fun and safe town. Has snacks and cocktails during remission.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have seen a number of shows at McCarter theater and have enjoyed each one. Musicals, comedy, drama, dance are all worth the price. Intimate theaters with good acoustics, comfortable seats, snacks and beverages for those who need it.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have been devoted patrons of McCarter Theater for over twenty-five years. Of course we are privileged to live so close to NYC and its legendary Broadway theaters, and as lovers of great theater we go whenever we can, BUT the enormous talents of Emily Mann, McCarter's Artistic Director, and her entire team, make us think repeatedly that this is... More

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robinsville, nj
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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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22 helpful votes 22 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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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
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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