Find directions to McCarter and parking information most convenient for you.
Alexander Road is closed between Faculty Road and Canal Pointe Boulevard now through April 2020. The closure will primarily impact traffic to and from Route 1. Please plan an alternate route and allow for additional travel time.
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 enjoy the brief 5-minute walk through the buildings and park-like atmosphere of the new Lewis Center for the Arts that will bring you past the two new restaurants and right 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 5:00pm.
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.