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McCarter Theatre Center

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Address: 91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ 08540-5198
Phone Number: +1 609-258-2787
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Wonderful production of the Nutcracker

We can to the McCarter Theater for the first time on Black Friday to see the Nutcracker to begin our month long Christmas festivities as a family. The theater itself was lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Krystina S
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can to the McCarter Theater for the first time on Black Friday to see the Nutcracker to begin our month long Christmas festivities as a family. The theater itself was lovely, exactly what you would expect, the exterior of the theater beautifully fit in with the Princeton environment. The interior of the theater was clean, and nice, a bit... More 

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

I just love everything about this place. The crowd is always as distinguished as it can be and the theatre structure makes one feel so very warm and welcome. The in premise bar cum snack bar is a popular haunt, they will always have a special drink with some running event. The bartender is an enterprising smiling bloke too. The... More 

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Harrisonburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been there many times for music performances, comedy, drama, dance---and I'm thrilled to find that the experience is as good as Broadway. Their sets are wonderful. And the directing and acting are spot-on. Also love the Beatles tribute bands, and hearing artists I've loved for decades.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent Regional Theater located in heart of Princeton, NJ. Classic architecture and good seating and sound quality - with an old school charm and ambiance surrounding the space. McCarter features a wide variety of artists and performers through the year and tickets are reasonably priced. Street parking is sometimes difficult to find in and around the theater but underground theater... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I live in the Princeton area and thrill in having McCarter near by. They have first rate productions in a great theater with none of the hassles of going to New York. And now across the street is the Dinky Bar to have drinks and dinner before and after. An overall great night.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 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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