McCarter is a barrier-free building and we seek to make our work available to all with ease and dignity. We have programs, facilities and services to provide support and ensure you have a spectacular experience. Please see below for a description of the supports we offer.

Winner for the 2012 Sustainer Award by the New Jersey Cultural Access Network, McCarter continually strives to provide an inclusive environment for all attendees.

Access Performances

A team of certified ASL interpreters provide a sign language-interpreted performance in addition to a pre-show overview of the play. One American Sign Language interpreted performance is scheduled for each Theater Series production.


Listen through an ear piece as trained audio describers provide a live description of key visual elements in the play without interfering with dialogue. One audio-described performance is scheduled for each Theater Series production.


Spoken dialogue scrolls across a digital screen as the action occurs.


Sensory-friendly performances provide a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all individuals who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues and their families.

Our theatres offer wireless radio frequency hearing assistance receivers. Headphones are provided free of charge but guests are welcome to bring their own. Hearing aids equipped with t-coil technology can be synched for better sound quality.

Wheelchair seating in available in both theaters. Please request this seating option when you purchase your tickets. Companion seats are also available.

Disabled parking is available on a first come, first-served basis to those displaying official license plates or placards. For performances in the Matthews Theatre, please speak with the attendant in the circle driveway. For Berlind Theatre performances, there will be a select number of bagged parking meters in front of the entrance.

Braille and large print programs are available for all Theater Series performances upon request.



Sensory Seminars

Held 90 minutes before each Audio Described/ASL performance, Sensory Seminars give patrons the opportunity to walk through the set, touch set pieces, feel costume textures, and handle key props. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please email Access Coordinator Janet Dickson at for details.

For additional information or if you need an accommodation not mentioned here, please call Patron Services at 609.258.2787.

On select dates during each production in our Theater Series, we offer a variety of community services for an all-inclusive reduced price of $25 per ticket.



Upcoming Dates

Gloria: A Life
OC: September 28  2pm
AD/ASL: October 5  2pm

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
: October 26 – 2pm
AD/ASL: November 2 –  2pm

A Christmas Carol
OC: December 22 –  1pm
AD/ASL: December 21 –  2pm
Sensory-Friendly: December 27 –  2pm

Goodnight Nobody
OC: February 1 –  2pm
AD/ASL: February 8 –  2pm

OC: March 21 –  2pm
AD/ASL: March 28 –  2pm

The Refuge Plays
OC: May 30 –  2pm
AD/ASL: June 6 – 2pm