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McCarter Theatre Center

91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
+1 609-258-2787
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The McCarter Theater Center is actually two theaters: the larger 1100 seat McCarter and the 373... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
GSM1111
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Princeton, New Jersey
Wonderful day out!

We bought tickets for one of my mother's favorite artists and had dinner at a nice restaurant in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
andiecaves
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Holmdel, New Jersey
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“first rate” (13 reviews)
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91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The McCarter Theater Center is actually two theaters: the larger 1100 seat McCarter and the 373 seat Berlind Theater. I have only attended the larger auditorium where I have seen mostly concerts. The theater is excellent. The seats are raked so that heads of folks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought tickets for one of my mother's favorite artists and had dinner at a nice restaurant in town before the performance. It was a great, leisurely, and celebratory day! Thanks for making my mother's birthday so seamless and memorable, McCarter!

Thank andiecaves
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We have come twice in the last six months. Sloping orchestra section means everyone can see the stage, but the best seats are front three rows in the balcony because it's close to the stage. Whoever organizes the shows does an excellent job of bringing...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This is a lovely old venue. There is not a bad seat in the house. The seats are comfortable and the acoustics are fabulous. It is a small theater and very intimate, especially in the orchestra seats. I have been going there since I was...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

McCarter is a modest sized venue that attracts a special quality of artists who want to perform in "Princeton". Princeton U. actually has its own concert venue but McCarter is adjacent to the campus and conveniently located footsteps from Princeton Station (the "Dinky Station") so...More

Thank markhH4339AU
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Whether Jazz from Lincoln with Wynton Marsalis, humorist David Sedaris or first class theater productions, McCarter Theater has it all!!! Comfortable seats with lots of legroom is a definite plus for me! And they're very easy to do business with as well! We are very...More

Thank lisatclarkson
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Broadway musicals as well as plays are viewed here at McCarter Theatre. Many unique venues such as small theater groups who put on the shows like it was their first or last. Classically trained or amateurs are all loved and appreciated by everyone who comes...More

Thank Gabrielle T
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This was an absolutely fantastic show. The audience was so into the show you could hear a pin drop. The train on stage absolutely made the show with it being so real moving back and forth on stage. We loved it.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Easy to see the stage from anywhere very good acoustics great stage setting Saw murder on the orient express. Set on stage was like a real train. Great acting and some humor added to make this an excellent presentation

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This theatre is immaculate both inside and out. It feels brand new inside, although it isn't. There's a great assortment of food and drink at their concession stands and all of the staff is friendly and helpful with any questions you may ask. I have...More

Thank Tyler B
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Natalie L
24 October 2016|
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Response from Patty C | Reviewed this property |
As noted, the McCarter is a relatively small theater and all of the seats are good. I prefer on the aisle in orchestra but also like the first row of the balcony. The acting is always excellent in the plays, which are my... More
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Bernard G
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Response from Mary K | Reviewed this property |
Ticket prices vary with the play/event and performance selected. Range is varied as little as $25 for some plays/performances to about $60-$80 depending on day, seats selected, etc. McCarter Theatre Center has a great easy... More
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