In-Person Performances & Events


A Christmas Carol

This McCarter tradition is back and just as spectacular as you remember!

Create memories with the ones you love 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. 

Early access for members starts May 11th. On sale to the general public on May 18th at 12PM EDT.


April 30 - May 29

Ride The Cyclone: The Musical

Book, music & lyrics by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond
Directed by McCarter Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen

Six teenagers from a Canadian chamber choir take one last ride on a rollercoaster that changes the course of each of their lives forever. At once quirky and smart, edgy and beautiful, Ride the Cyclone reveals the resilience of the human spirit

Passport to the Arts or PUSTUTIX eligible.


May 20 - 21

Princeton's Famous Triangle Show: Singin' in the Train

Reunions are back - and so is Triangle! Encore of the annual student written and performed Princeton Triangle Show.


Saturday, June 4   /   7:00PM

Gregory Porter

Known for his warm baritone vocals, Gregory Porter rose to acclaim in the 2010s with his earthy, cross-pollinated brand of jazz, soul, and gospel. A gifted singer of standards as well as more contemporary soul material, Porter has earned favorable comparisons to his idols Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, and Stevie Wonder. He announced his arrival by picking up a Grammy nomination for his 2010 debut, Water.



McCarter's Gala 2022

McCarter’s Gala is a favorite annual tradition where our community can share the joy of and celebrate the performing arts. After two virtual Galas, we are delighted to host an in-person party this year, featuring Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter. The Gala is a major fundraiser for McCarter, helping to sustain our artistic and educational programming throughout the year. Thank you for your support – we can’t wait to reunite with you this June!


FRIDAY, JUNE 10   /   8:00PM

Joshua Redman Trio

“One of the 21st century’s finest jazz improvisers” (The Guardian), saxophonist Joshua Redman has been stirring audiences around the world with his passionate and thoughtful playing since his debut album in 1993. “Redman has consistently explored stratospheric altitudes of ensemble interplay and improvisation.” –Billboard 


SATURDAY, JUNE 11   /   8:00PM

Christian Sands Quartet

Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force.Whether it’s stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian or Afro-Cuban, Sands develops the past while providing unusual and stimulating vehicles for the present… and for the future.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17   /   8:00PM

Helen Sung Quartet

Quartet+ is Sung’s most audacious project yet, consisting of original compositions and new arrangements of work by women composers including Geri Allen, Mary Lou Williams, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, and Marian McPartland.


SATURDAY, JUNE 18   /   8:00PM

Jazzmeia Horn

“Horn is among the most exciting young vocalists in jazz, with a proud traditionalism that keeps her tightly linked to the sound of classic figures like Nancy Wilson and Betty Carter, but a vivacity of spirit and conviction that places her firmly in the present.” – The New York Times 


FRIDAY, JUNE 24   /   8:00PM

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap

When Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap take the stage, an incomparable experience awaits. With a vast repertoire spanning the greatest periods and genres in music, the duo craft masterful performances and deliver captivating storytelling. 


SATURDAY, JUNE 25   /     8:00PM

Tyshawn Sorey Sextet

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Soreyis celebrated for his incomparable virtuosity, effortless mastery and memorization of highly complex scores, and an extraordinary ability to blend composition and improvisation in his work.


Past Performances


Tuesday, May 10   /   7:30PM

Angélique Kidjo

On her new album Mother Nature, the four-time Grammy Award-winning luminary joins forces with many of her musical progeny, including some of the most captivating young creators of West African music, Afrobeat, Afro-pop, dancehall, hip-hop, and alt-R&B. The result is a truly visionary body of work, rooted in a deep understanding of musical tradition yet endlessly forward-thinking and inventive.