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Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center is conveniently located between New York City and Philadelphia, in the heart of historic Princeton, NJ. Individuals, corporations, foundations, and associations have hosted a variety of dinners, galas, fundraisers, holiday parties, receptions, and more in our elegant event locations. Our event planning team is looking forward to making your unique event a memorable one.

In planning your private event, you may fall into one of two categories:

Host an Event

You can rent our event locations as a private space for you and your guests with a purchase of 50 or more tickets to one of our performances. For information on Group ticket prices and availability, please contact our Special Events manager at 609-258-6547 or fill out our convenient Event Request form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

McCarter Sponsors 

Individuals, Corporations, and Foundations who donate at a certain giving level have the added benefit of having their lobby rental fee waived. If you are interested in donating to McCarter Theatre or would like more information about the benefits of giving, please visit our donor benefits page.

Lockwood Lobby
Victoria J. Mastrobuono Rehearsal Room The
Presidents Room
The Berlind
Rehearsal Room

The Lockwood Lobby

CAPACITY: 125 standing

The Lockwood Lobby is conveniently located off to the left of the Main Lobby of the Matthews Theatre. It is a beautiful location with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for wonderful natural light in the day time and the night lights of the Princeton Campus in the evening. This location is perfect for a standing mingling reception before a performance in the Matthews or Berlind Theatre.

Floor Plan PDF

If you are interested in holding your next event at McCarter, please feel free to contact Christine Murray, Special Events Manager at 609-258-6547, cmurray@mccarter.org, or by filling out our convenient event request form.

Consider using one of McCarter’s Preferred Caterers to host your next event!



New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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