Princeton Tix

McCarter welcomes all Princeton University students to experience a live event at the theater and to explore our virtual programming.

How it works:

There are four easy ways to join us.

1. Passport to the Arts: PU students can use their TIGER TICKETS or STUDENT EVENT Tickets from PU's Passport to the Arts Program for most shows at McCarter. Tickets must be reserved online, using Promo Code PUTIGER. Tickets must be picked up at the box office IN PERSON with valid PU Student ID. 

*Eligibility will be noted on event page.


2. Student Tickets: Some McCarter shows have a limited number of discounted tickets available to PU students, ranging from $10-$25. Tickets must be reserved online, using the Promo Code PUSTUTIX. Tickets must be picked up at the box office IN PERSON with valid PU Student ID.

*Eligibility will be noted on event page.


3. Full Price Tickets: Some shows at McCarter are NOT eligible for TIGER TICKETS or PUSTUTIX. Students are welcome to purchase tickets to any show at McCarter at full price. Most shows have tickets starting at $25. Student ID is not required.


4. Our Digital Stage: Students have access to all of McCarter's streaming programs including our virtual reading series and behind-the-scenes artist talks. See below for current programs.



McCarter will occasionally offer opportunities through ODUS and LCA for a special event, a staged reading, and/or a chance to engage with artists. Check the PU Passport to the Arts page for offers. You may also sign up here to receive email alerts.


What is available?

Look for the

 Passport to the Arts or PUSTUTIX eligibility message on show pages.


McCarter’s Covid-19 policies can be found here.



Have a question about access or a specific event?

Reach out to us: or call 609-258-2787.

Open from 12 pm to 6 pm – Tuesday through Saturday.



Tickets are subject to availability and zone restrictions. Fridays/Saturdays/Sundays excluded for Passport Tickets and PUSTUTIX. Some events are eligible for both Passport tickets (using PUTIGER) and purchases using PUSTUTIX. Limit 1 per student for Passport tickets and limit 2 per student for PUSTUTIX. Codes cannot be combined with other offers.

Students have free access to digital programs

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.

NOW STREAMINGStudents use code BARDSTU to access. (ID not required. Free BARD access for Students everywhere!)

The Manic Monologues

In collaboration with Princeton University Health Services, The 24 Hour Plays, and Innovations in Socially Distant Performance at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

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.

FREE TO ACCESS. No code is necessary.