Princeton Student Tix

Princeton Students enjoy FREE access and discounted tickets to world class professional shows & student events at McCarter. See What's On across theater, music, dance & spoken word.

Events occurring before the first day of classes or after the last day of classes are not eligible for the Passport Program, regardless of booking period.


There are 3 easy ways to join us.

1. FREE TICKETS for McCarter's professional shows & headliners and for student events which take place at McCarter Theater using Princeton University’s Passport to the Arts program with the code PUTIGER.

Enter promo code PUTIGER in the promo code box before choosing your seat. There is a strict limit of 1 Passport per show and each student must book their own ticket.

When you place an order using PUTIGER, it is a reservation and not a confirmed ticket. The ticket will be sent to your email once it has been processed if you have Tiger Tickets available.


You will receive an email with the subject line “Your tickets” from which will have a PDF of your ticket. Be sure to find your ticket before arriving to the theater and check your spam/junk folder if it is not in your Inbox.

For more information on the Passport to the Arts Program, click here:


2. DISCOUNTED STUDENT TICKETS: Some shows at McCarter Theatre have a limited number of discounted tickets available for students to purchase, ranging from $10-$25. Order online by entering the promo code PUSTUTIX before choosing your seat (limited to 2).


3. Full Price Tickets: Students are welcome to purchase tickets to any show at McCarter at full price. Student ID is not required.



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.

Watch & Learn how to access FREE tix with Passport & code PUTIGER


What is available?




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.



Free Tickets under Passport and Discounted Tickets for McCarter shows are subject to availability and limited to Zones B & C. Limit 1 FREE ticket per student with code PUTIGER using Passport to the Arts. Limit 2 tickets per student using code PUSTUTIX when booking discounted tickets. 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.