Richardson Auditorium is located in Alexander Hall, situated on the Princeton University Campus behind Nassau Presbyterian Church at 61 Nassau Street. Please note that a GPS system will not find the venue. The hall seats roughly 900 and has excellent acoustics, as well as sight lines from almost every seat. (Buddy Graham, winner of six Grammys and one of the most highly regarded engineers for symphonic recording in the late twentieth century, listed Richardson Auditorium in the company of Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw in Holland as one of the world’s acoustically “great” concert halls.) An overview of the history and architecture of the hall can be found here.
ON CAMPUS – Parking is available in Princeton University’s 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. 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. Please read the parking signage carefully since regulations and rates have changed as of November 5, 2018. Up-to-date information can be found on Princeton’s Paid Parking Information webpage. In addition, 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.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING – Accessible parking is available to patrons with wheelchair symbol license plates or disability placards on the north side of the building on a first-come first-served basis. Patrons may also drive onto campus to drop off guests with accessible needs. Patrons can enter campus via the south guard booth on Faculty Road, then proceed up Elm Drive to the north side of Alexander Hall.
The ground floor of Alexander Hall is fully accessible, including restrooms, wheelchair access, and handrails. Please note that there is no elevator to the balcony in this historic building.
Richardson Auditorium has eight wheelchair platforms on the lower level. Please contact the McCarter Box Office at 609.258.2787 or The Princeton Festival at 609.759.0379 in advance to reserve a wheelchair space (with companion seating), or let the house staff know of your needs when you arrive. (Please try to arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance.)