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McCarter Theatre Center

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Address: 91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
Phone Number: 609-258-2787
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Best Theater Outside of NY

We have held season tickets for a number of years and are very pleased with the quality of the plays selected and the acting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patty C
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have held season tickets for a number of years and are very pleased with the quality of the plays selected and the acting.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome place to see a show. Not a bad seat in the house. Great place to see The Christmas Carol during the Christmas season. If you can, do the back stage tour of the Christmas Carol...so worth it.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

McCarter Theatre is a first rate venue for seeing excellent plays. It is composed of two theatres Berlind (smaller) and the Original McCarter. In addition there are frequent lectures before the play starts. If you are in Princeton, make a serious effort to get tickets for whatever is playing there.

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Joisey - the Corruption State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Have been here dozens of times for all sorts of productions, and possibly I take the place for granted . . . personally I prefer performances at George St and State Theatre in New Brunswick because I find them more accessible (easy to understand, hear/see and appreciate). Artistic Director programs with one-eye towards NYC-Broadway's approval so they do a lot... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a great place to see anything. It is not too small but yet it's small enough that there is not a bad seat anywhere. It's a great venue.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've lived away from the Princeton area for 25 years, but a visit to the village in January brought me to the Theatre for a performance of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. A $25 ticket landed me front row, house left with a great pre-show talk about Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle of plays. The facility remains first rate and the quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I've performed here between 1964 and 1969, and seen first run movies, off Broadway plays and musicals, and coral and orchestral performances. It's a fine venue to perform in, and more comfortable as audience in which to enjoy a first rate performance. Really good acoustics and sight lines.

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Best local equity theatre I have been to and I have lived in numerous cities including Chicago, Dallas. With rare exception the performances are outstanding and some of the set designs put NYC Broadway shows to shame and you can't beat the value. Easy to get to and parking is free in one of the Princeton University parking garages.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely theatre that has a bar, sandwiches and snacks. Also it has a gift shop and all the seating is very well placed. Look online for upcoming shows. They have everything from musicals, ballet, jazz plays and solos!! A great night out with restaurant and parking nearby.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We enjoyed a great piano concert! I am tempted to come back for their next event... Agatha Christie's Mousetrap! Try to get there for it!

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