McCarter Theatre Center

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McCarter Theatre Center
4.5
Concerts • Theatres • Theatre & Performances
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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McCarter Theatre Center is recognized as one of the country’s leading theaters, and is the only organization in the country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts. With this identity comes a unique commitment to creating, developing and producing new work for the stage, reinvestigating classical theatrical repertoire, and bringing the best of the world’s performing artists to Central New Jersey.
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anthony c
Trenton, NJ57 contributions
We have been to McCarter countless times Maybe once to see a show at the Berlind were we disappointed. We are looking forward to starting anew with a new director and a new lineup of shows and music. The questions below were somewhat foolish. The last time were at McCarter was in November 2019. We been there with friends and many times it was just the two of us.

If i may digress for a moment. The lineup under Emily Mann was somewhat fuddy duddy meaning very old school with the same shows coming back year after year. We have seen some outstanding musical offerings like the Do Wop Project; A night with Janice Joplin was incredible; Million Dollar Quartet etc. I hope the offerings under the new director improve and expand., none the less we will return!!!
Written 30 June 2021
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Meryl James
Princeton, NJ23 contributions
A beautiful theater where one can see the best variety of talent like Nutcracker, Baryshinikov, Ben Vereen, and Madame Butterfly.
Written 5 March 2020
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PlatinumHoney
Los Angeles, CA2,095 contributions
Friends
Didn’t particularly like the show we saw (Isaac Mizrachi) which was pretty old school and boring, but the theater itself is lovely with good seating and acoustics. Hard to find parking nearby, so need to plan accordingly if that’s how you plan to go there.
Written 4 March 2020
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DLP
New Jersey1,739 contributions
Couples
Fist time to this theatre to take my parents to see their favorite Christmas movie on stage, A Christmas Carol. The production was unbelievable! It was so good that you lost track of time. I would not hesitate to take a ride to this theatre again. It is located in an adorable little area that is easy to find and has adequate parking.
Written 29 December 2019
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Jerseytraveler08540
Princeton, NJ166 contributions
We have been McCarter subscribers for years and this was definitely one of the best. The acting was incredible--true stage performers. The venue itself is great--easy parking, access to many good restaurants, extremely friendly staff.
Written 6 November 2019
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acfan3
Allentown, NJ153 contributions
Friends
I have been to McCarter theatre several times. The theater is small and good viewing from every seat is possible. Parking in the evenings is easy but for a matinee it might be tough. Princeton is a lovely area to walk in as well.
Written 28 October 2019
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Matecha
Hamilton, NJ263 contributions
Family
Just saw Looking Glass Theatre Company’s Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein last night. It was amazing!’ It was a theatre in the round so there were seats on all four sides of the stage. The acting was wonderful. You felt like you were a part of the production. We want to go again!
Written 19 October 2019
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Mirmotta
Largo, FL93 contributions
Friends
This is a great venue at the heart of Princeton! Staff is great and the space is perfect for pré-show gathering or side events. The theater room is spacious and seating distance is decent. I wish the had parking to make the experience even better.
Written 2 July 2019
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Tasha O
Princeton, NJ25 contributions
Friends
I have been a subscriber at McCarter Theatre for many years and have rarely been disappointed by the program. It houses two venues under one roof, the Berlind, a smaller and more intimate theater, and the Matthews where large performances are being held.
Many famous performers make a stop between Philadelphia and New York City as it is halfway between the two cities. Often, a theater piece premieres in Princeton and then goes on to Broadway. Whether music, dance, drama, or comedy - you can find great entertainment here.
Written 7 May 2019
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schmutaki
new jersey3,629 contributions
Couples
First time at McCarter Theatre. What a show. Been wanting to see Momix for many years and it did not disappoint. The performances were mesmerizing and spectacular. The venue was excellent and parking at the nearby West Parking lot was convenient and free.
Written 6 April 2019
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