Getting Here

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West Garage

We recommend utilizing the free and convenient parking at Princeton University’s West Garage which is available for patrons to use on weekends and after 5 pm on weekdays.

To access the garage, take Alexander Street to North Station Drive; the garage entrance will be on your right after you pass the train station. The West Garage is free and open to the public on weekends and after 5 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 West Garage or the Princeton Station, you can take the free shuttle (until Feb 26) or enjoy the brief 5-minute walk through the buildings and park-like atmosphere of the new Lewis Center for the Arts will bring you past the two new restaurants and right to McCarter. We’ve highlighted an easy route with no stairs. 

Street Parking

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

Additional Lots

Parking is available in the Princeton Station lot along Alexander Street.

Shuttle Service

The shuttle will begin one hour prior to performance, run approximately every 20 minutes and continue until curtain time. The shuttle will pick up passengers outside of Wawa and drop off is at the McCarter Matthews or Berlind Theatre. The shuttle will run for 30 minutes post-performance for your return to the original pickup location.

This shuttle service ends at the end of February 2019.

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.

ALERT: The Dinky train is currently out of service until Spring 2019 for upgrades. Dinky rail service will be replaced by buses on weekdays and weekends during the service interruption. View the updated bus schedule.  

Read more about the project.

For more schedules and information, visit

Richardson Auditorium

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 5:00pm. A McCarter shuttle service will be available beginning at 6:30pm and will run approximately every 20 minutes, picking up passengers outside of Wawa and dropping off at Richardson Auditorium. After the performance, the McCarter shuttle will be available to take you back to the West Garage.

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.