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McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
609-258-2787
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rartian, NJ
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122 reviews 122 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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Hamilton, NJ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My family and especially my wife & I have enjoyed live theater and live music performances at McCarter Theatre for many years. Under the direction of Emily Mann, we have seen the productions go from very good to excellent especially the last few years. Fences by August Wilson was directed by Phylicia Rashad last year and we were simply blown... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 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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16 helpful votes 16 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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