Happenings & Highlights


Princeton Juneteenth Block Party

Help us celebrate the cultural achievements of Black Americans and commend the efforts of activists for the Black Lives Matter movement at the second annual Princeton Juneteenth Block Party!

Come listen to Black artists, speakers, and activists while also learning how to take action locally in your own communities, both geographically and socially. There will be resources available to educate both you and your family and friends on the history and current work of the BLM movement.

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McCarter Concerts in Palmer Square

Celebrate the return of spring with free outdoor performances in the heart of Princeton! 

Enjoy live R&B, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Latin, and Country music from locally-based musicians making their McCarter debuts.  


TUESDAY, JUNE 22 at 7:00PM

Virtual Community Play Reading Group

Love theater and reading plays aloud? McCarter hosts a virtual Shakespeare Community Reading Group—now in its 6th year!—for people of all ages and levels of experience. This is a casual, informal, and fun way to personally experience Shakespeare’s words and characters. All are welcome and no experience necessary!

For this month’s event we will complete our reading of Henry IV, Part 2.

All are welcome as readers or listeners. No experience necessary! 


McCarter Outdoor Summer Camp

Let your child fully immerse themselves in the creative process in our in-person, outdoor summer camp for students entering Grades 2 through 8.

Space is limited and sessions are filling up fast – register today to join the fun!


McCarter Online Classes

Our online classes are great opportunities to make new friendsengage with the arts, and enjoy a weekly dose of fun

Students of all ages (including adults!) are welcome to join us. 


The Manic Monologues

Nominated for a Drama League Award: Outstanding Digital Theater, Collection, or Festival!

In a unique collaboration with Princeton University Health Services, The 24 Hour Plays, and Innovations in Socially Distant Performance at the Lewis Center for the Arts, The Manic Monologues brings to life true stories — experiences submitted by resilient people living all across the world. 

Take a journey through the minds and voices of people who bravely share the way mental illness has affected their lives, performed by a celebrated cast of actors – enhanced by interactive design and technology.


Fireside Chats

Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen hosts a new web series! Keeping social distance, we've invited a few guests from our community to join us in conversation on McCarter's front lawn. Tune-in each week as she interviews inspiring students, Pulitzer Prize-winners, local business owners, and everyone in between.


Bard at the Gate

A simple glance at plays that are ground-breaking: plays that were too ambitious, too quirky, and too smart to be contained.

Strong scripts. Raw talent. New audiences. New Bards.

Don't miss Bulrusher, premiering THURSDAY, JUNE 3 at 8:00PM. 


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