Rent Our Event Space

Host a private event right here at McCarter. Our facilities can accommodate sit-down dinners, standing cocktail receptions, silent auctions, a full bar, and so much more. Allow our professional staff to make your special event a success!

For more information, contact our Special Events & Group Sales Manager Christine Murray at 609.258.6547 our fill out this event request form.

Spaces and Pricing

Spaces are available with the purchase of a block of tickets to one of our award-winning performances.

CAPACITY: 125 standing

The Lockwood Lobby

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.

CAPACITY: 60 seated/150 standing

The Victoria J. Mastrobuono Rehearsal Room

The Victoria J. Mastrobuono Rehearsal Room is located on the lower floor of the Matthews Theatre. This room is a flexible space with hardwood floors and is a perfect location for a sit-down dinner or a reception before a Matthews Theatre performance. The Victoria J Mastrobuono Rehearsal Room also has the added mystique of having been used by famous artists such as Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, Lewis Black, Alvin Alley American Dance Theatre, and Yo-Yo Ma to name a few.

CAPACITY: 20 seated/35 standing

The Presidents Room

The Presidents Room is located on the lower floor of the Matthews Theatre. This room is decorated with pictures of McCarter past performances and is used during the day as McCarter’s conference room. The Presidents Room is the perfect space to hold a meeting before a performance, have a casual dinner, or small reception.

CAPACITY: 100 seated/ 200 standing

The Berlind Rehearsal Room

The Berlind Rehearsal Room is located off of the Ground Floor Lobby of the Rodger S. Berlind Theatre and is a beautiful space with large picture windows and hardwood floors. This flexible space is perfect for a large sit-down dinner or reception before a performance. It can also be formatted for a lecture or a meeting before a performance. This room’s main use at McCarter is for the rehearsal of McCarter’s theater productions we hold on both of our stages. This makes for an exciting place to hold an event where guests can feel a connection to our performances.

Event Rental Pricing

Contact Us!

If you are interested in holding your next event at McCarter, please feel free to contact Christine Murray, Special Events & Group Sales Manager at 609.258.6547,, or by filling out our convenient event request form.


Individuals, corporations, and foundations who donate at a certain level have the additional benefit of a waived lobby rental fee. If you are interested in donating to McCarter or would like more information about giving benefits, visit our Support section of the website.


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