Princeton Festival events take place at several venues in and around Princeton, NJ and can be found on the Google map above or viewed in a larger map.
McCarter Theatre, the Princeton University campus, and the Princeton Theological Seminary are easily accessible by train (New Jersey Transit) from New York. The Princeton Station, one stop on a spur line from Princeton Junction, is located a short distance from the McCarter Theatre. As the uphill walk with a long flight of steps will take 5-20 minutes, please allow sufficient time in your travel planning. For complete train schedule information, please visit njtransit.com.
FOR McCARTER THEATRE (Nixon in China): Recommended free parking is in Princeton University’s West Garage. As the uphill walk with a long flight of steps will take 5-15 minutes, please allow sufficient time in your travel planning. Parking in the West Garage is free during the week after 5pm, and all day on weekends and holidays.
FOR 185 NASSAU STREET (She Loves Me): On weekday evenings and weekends, Princeton University Lot 10 on William Street directly behind the building at 185 Nassau Street is open to the public. See Princeton University’s Parking Map.
FOR MILLER CHAPEL AT THE PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Concordia Chamber Players, Baroque orchestra concert): Free parking is available throughout the Princeton Theological Seminary Campus, with the primary parking structure a 5-10 minute walk from Miller Chapel. (See map.)
FOR PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (lectures, season preview): Parking is available at a moderate cost in the Municipal Garage at Spring Street located adjacent to the library. Library card holders can have their tickets validated for up to 2 hours of free parking when they visit the library.
FOR RICHARDSON AUDITORIUM IN ALEXANDER HALL (John Williams pops concert):
ON CAMPUS – Parking is available in the visitor parking area in Lot 23 and at the West Garage, both located located near the south end of campus on Elm Drive off of Faculty Road on the Princeton campus, a ten-minute walk to Richardson Auditorium. For evening concerts, TigerTransit will extend the hours of the Central Line shuttle bus from both lots to Richardson Auditorium. The shuttle will run every fifteen minutes until 10:30PM. Please note that parking on Lot 8 (across from the U-Store) is no longer legal. Cars parked in that lot will be ticketed. See Princeton University’s Parking Map.
OFF CAMPUS – If available, the best place to park is at metered spaces near Palmer Square and along Nassau Street. Metered parking on Princeton streets is limited to one or two hours in most cases and operates from 8AM until 8PM., Monday through Saturday. Three municipal parking garages that charge a small fee are located on Chambers, Hulfish and Spring Streets in downtown Princeton, just off Palmer Square. They are an easy walk from the concert hall.
FOR TAPLIN AUDITORIUM IN FINE HALL (jazz, piano recital, Baroque choral concert): Free parking is available after 5 pm in Lot 14, located on Ivy Lane just across from Fine Hall. See Princeton University’s Parking Map.
FOR TRINITY CHURCH (Baroque chamber ensemble): Metered parking is available on Route 206 (Stockton Street) directly in front of Trinity Church’s campus, on Mercer Street, and in the municipal parking lot adjacent to Trinity Church (enter lot from Mercer Street). Please read the parking signage carefully as regulations and rates have changed as of November 5, 2018. Up-to-date information can be found on Princeton’s Paid Parking Information webpage.
FOR WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE (piano competition prelims & finals): Ample free parking is available on the Westminster Choir College campus.
PAID PUBLIC PARKING: As of November 5, 2018, paid parking in Princeton has changed with new meters, pay stations, regulations, procedures, and rates. Up-to-date information can be found on Princeton’s Paid Parking Information webpage. For longer term parking, consider the Spring Street Garage, privately owned Hulfish or Chambers garage or parking at a Zone 3 meter.