McCarter offers discounted tickets for most performances to eligible patrons. Must call Patron Services or arrive in person to receive discount offers.

AAA members:

Receive 10% off single tickets for Theater Series performances. Discount cannot be applied with other offers, and is not available online. All discounted AAA rate tickets will be held at the Ticket Office for pick-up with valid I.D.

Discover Jersey Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and Drama League members:

Receive 10% off single tickets for Theater Series performances. Discount cannot be applied with other offers.

Corporate Discounted Tickets:

McCarter is grateful to our corporate sponsors and offer a 20% discount off our Theatre Series subscriptions and single ticket prices.  For more information about becoming a corporate sponsor and to see full list of our current corporate sponsors click here.

Pay-What-You-Can Tickets:

Available for the first performance of Theater Series shows. On Pay-What-You-Can performances, you may pay any dollar amount per seat ($5 minimum, 4 ticket maximum per order, subject to availability). This offer is only valid in-person at the Ticket Office window the date of the Pay-What-You-Can performance. We will accept credit card payment for Pay-What-You-Can purchases of $20 or more.

Student Discounts

  • McCarter offers discounted student tickets to Elementary, junior, and senior high school students as well as college, university, and graduate students. Students must present a valid student I.D, current registration card or report card at the time of purchase, or be present when picking up tickets.

Current student discounts include, but are not limited to:

  • $15 student tickets are available for all Theater Series performances and for most Presented Series performances. Student tickets are available for purchase online with promo code STUTIX. If the promo code does not activate the $15 student price, please call Patron Services for ticket availability. All student tickets will be held at the Ticket Office and can be picked up with a valid student ID.


McCarter Theatre Center welcomes U.S. Military Personnel, spouses, and children, as well as U.S. Veterans. McCarter offers a 50% discount on tickets to preview performances of our Theater Series productions to active duty and veteran military personnel and their immediate families.

To book tickets, please call Patron Services at 609.258.2787 or visit us in person and identify yourself as military personnel.

Discounted tickets are based upon availability on any given date. Seating and date restrictions may apply.

McCarter also offers 10% off registration to our First Stage After School classes for children grades K-8 of active duty and veteran military personnel. Please call our Education Department at 609.258.6510 to register for classes and identify yourself as military personnel. 


Blue Star Theatres is a program of Blue Star Families and the Theatre Communications Group.

Playwrights Welcome Here

Playwrights Welcome is a program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theater for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theater. We’re also aware that attending theater is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at McCarter, visit our Ticket Office at 91 University Place or call 609.258.2787.

Writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.