A Christmas Carol Sensory-Friendly Performance


Venue Matthews Theatre
Run Time 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission


Create memories with the ones you love at this annual holiday tradition at Princeton's Tony Award-winning theatre.

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as this story comes to life around you! This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

About Sensory-Friendly Performances

Sensory-friendly performances provide a performing arts experience that is welcoming to individuals with cognitive, developmental differences, or other sensory needs, and their families.

At a sensory-friendly performance, the play is performed at the same high quality as always, with the light and sound levels adjusted slightly to create a more sensory-sensitive environment. Volunteers are on hand to assist parents and caregivers, a family restroom is available, and there are designated activity and quiet areas in the lobby. Sensory-friendly performances are a “shush-free” zone where patrons are free to talk and leave their seats throughout the performance, as well as bring their own snacks, fidgets, and communications devices with them to their seats.

Most of all, a sensory-friendly performance is a judgement-free environment, where all are welcome to enjoy the performance in whatever way makes the experience work for them.

If you are wondering whether a sensory-friendly performance is the right fit for you and your family, please call our Ticket Office at 609.258.2787 for more information.

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There are no handling fees for this performance.



A Christmas Carol sponsored by


Sensory-Friendly performance sponsors



McCarter Theatre Center is one of six theatres participating in the Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.