Princeton Tix

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

Princeton Students and the Cast of Between Two Knees
Photo by Sameer Khan

How it works:

There are four easy ways to join us

1.FREE TICKETS under “Passport to the Arts”: PU students can use their TIGER TICKETS or STUDENT EVENT TICKETS from PU's Passport to the Arts Program to access a FREE ticket to shows at McCarter which are presented during the academic year. For the 23-24 Academic Year, Passport Tickets will be available to book beginning on Tuesday, August 8. 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. 
Tickets must be reserved online by entering the Promo Code PUTIGER in the Promo Code Box before selecting your seat. Limit of 1 ticket per show.


2. DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Some shows at McCarter have a limited # of discounted tickets available for students to purchase, ranging from $10-$25. Reserve online using Promo Code PUSTUTIX (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.


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 digital 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?




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.