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Play Five Mile Lake
BUS Wed, May 27 (7:30pm)
AD Wed, May 27 (7:30pm)
ASL Sat, May 30 (3:00pm)
BUS Sat, May 23 (3:00pm)
OC Sat, May 23 (3:00pm)


Veanne Cox in Twelfth Night Veanne Cox in Twelfth Night

Embrace the arts and culture which surround you and take advantage of our accessible entertainment opportunities with a trip to Princeton!

Ben Vereen and Evan Parke Ben Vereen and Evan Parke in Fetch Clay, Make Man

Winner of the 2012 Sustainer Award by the New Jersey Cultural Access Network, McCarter Theatre continually strives to provide an inclusive environment for all attendees. With over 300 performances a year in two fully accessible theaters, McCarter truly offers
something for everyone.

For additional information or if you need an accommodation not mentioned here, please call

Contact MEGAN JOHNSTON, Director of Group Services | 609.258.6526 | groups@mccarter.org


Kristine Nielsen in
She Stoops to Conquer Kristine Nielsen in
She Stoops to Conquer

Leave the driving to us! Enjoy worry-free travel and relax with reliable transportation to and from the theater. Servicing participating communities in the surrounding Princeton area.

To inquire about Driven to Excellence (BUS) and group packages tailored to suit the
needs of you and your group, contact Megan Johnston, Director of Group Services, at mjohnston@mccarter.org or 609-258-6526.

You can have peace of mind while enjoying world-class entertainment with our barrier-free access available at every McCarter performance:

  • Ample doorways, convenient curb cuts, ramps, and automatic power doors
    for easy wheelchair and mobility device accessibility
  • Convenient parking on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles with
    handicapped placards and/or license plates
  • Accessible restrooms located on the main lobby level
  • Elevator service to the upper level of the Berlind Theatre
  • Wheelchair-accessible and companion seating upon request
  • Assistive listening devices which allow you to adjust the volume of the performance and enjoy it at your own level
  • Braille and large print programs are available for all Theater Series performances upon request

On select dates during each of our Theater Series productions (please see left hand column), we offer a variety of community services for an

Zainab Jah Zainab Jah in
The Convert

A team of professionally certified ASL interpreters provide a sign language-interpreted performance, in addition to a pre-show overview and introduction to the play.

Sensory Seminars are held 90 minutes before each Audio Described/ASL interpreted performance, allowing patrons the opportunity to walk through the set, touch set pieces, feel costume textures, and handle key props. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Email Access Coordinator Janet Dickson at jdickson@mccarter.org for details.

Stephen Spinella Stephen Spinella
in An Iliad

Listen through an earpiece— attached to a pocket sized FM radio—to trained audio describers as they provide a live, objective, and succinct description of the action and visual elements of the play, without interfering with dialogue.

Spoken dialogue scrolls across a digital screen as the action occurs on stage. The caption unit is visible to the entire audience but is located in an unobtrusive position near the stage.

A relaxed performance is one that has been adapted to provide a relaxed and safe environment for individuals with autism, learning differences, or other sensory and communication needs so that they and their families may enjoy live theater together. The quality of the production still aligns with McCarter's high artistic standards, but small adjustments are made to certain technical elements (such as sound and light cues). In addition, at a relaxed performance, professional staff members from our partner organizations are on hand to assist parents and caregivers, a family restroom is available, and there are be designated activity and relaxation areas in the lobby. Click here to learn more.


Handicap Access for Hearing Loss American Sign Language Interpretation Braille Large Print Audio Description Open Captioned Performances

McCarter Theatre’s Access to the Arts Program is made possible through support from the C.R. Baird Foundation, an endowment gift from the Gordon & Llura Gund Foundation, the Fund for the New Jersey Blind, Inc., and the New Jersey Cultural Access Network.

Springpoint Foundation



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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