Find directions to McCarter and parking information most convenient for you.
Theatre Drive Garage
We recommend utilizing the free and convenient parking at Princeton University’s Theatre Drive Garage which is available for patrons to use after 4:00PM on weekdays and between 7:00AM and 2:00AM on weekends.
To access the garage, take Alexander Street to Theater Drive; the garage entrance will be on your right after you pass the train station. The Theater Drive Garage is free and open to the public on weekends and after 4:00 pm on weekdays. In addition, McCarter patrons may park in the Princeton Station Lot: commuter permit spaces are metered spaces are readily available every day. Please check posted signs for meter hours and rates.
From the Theatre Drive Garage or the Princeton Station, you can enjoy the 5-minute walk through the buildings and park-like atmosphere of the Lewis Center for the Arts that will bring you past Roots Ocean Prime and the Dinky Bar & Kitchen to McCarter. We’ve highlighted an easy route with no stairs.
Metered street parking is available on Alexander Street, College Road, and University Place.
NOTE: Princeton has replaced its existing meters with new smart parking meters and pay stations and increased the rate. They accept coins, credit cards, and mobile payment. More Info
Parking is available in the Princeton Station lot along Alexander Street.
Take the Train to our Doorstep!
The Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit conveniently stops at the Princeton Junction train station. Patrons can transfer to the Dinky train—a four minute ride to the Princeton Station.
For more schedules and information, visit njtransit.com.
If you are attending a McCarter performance at Richardson Auditorium, you are welcome to park at the West Garage and take advantage of free parking after 4:00pm.
For a detailed map of the university and the surrounding areas, please see the campus map on Princeton University website. Richardson Auditorium is located inside of Alexander Hall, labeled as “Alexander” on the university’s map.