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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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Great Regional Theater

McCarter gets quite a wide array of artists and offers a wide variety of different arts. It is a very professional theater with some really first-rate shows in a very suburban... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

McCarter gets quite a wide array of artists and offers a wide variety of different arts. It is a very professional theater with some really first-rate shows in a very suburban setting. Of course, there are also some clunkers. The educational programs are also super!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to music and dance performances consistently for years. McCarter often brings to town people that a one reads about in big city newspapers, like the NYTimes. We get to see and hear these top-notch performers without the trouble and cost of going to NY and can be home at a reasonable hour after a stirring performance.

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Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always love to go into Princeton during the Christmas season and enjoy the holiday cheer. Of course including the holiday show at McCarter Theatre

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

McCarter Theatre offers wonderful shows and productions. The theatre offers a comfortable, warm setting set in Princeton, NJ

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

Excellent venue well decorated and friendly staff. The Princeton Ballet Repertory was amazing to watch and my daughter had the opportunity to perform with them made it even more special.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

There are many excellent plays and events at this theatre. Over the years I've seen many dramas, dance (some years ago Martha Graham) and concerts. A community treasure.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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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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