Plan Your Visit
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Alexander Hall is located on the Princeton University Campus behind Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street for GPS). The 891-seat hall is renowned for its excellent acoustics, singularly intimate atmosphere, and excellent sight lines from almost every seat. An overview of the history and architecture of the hall can be found here.
ACCESSIBILITY: Richardson Auditorium is accessible to patrons with disabilities. PUC strives to make its events accessible to all by providing wheelchair and companion seating, assisted listening devices, and accessible restrooms. See the handicap parking section below for details about Princeton University’s parking accommodations. Please contact us for more information.
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Maclean House is located at the intersection of Nassau Street and Elm Drive at the north edge of the Princeton University campus. Throughout its history, Maclean House was home to ten presidents (it is named after the University’s tenth president, John Maclean Jr., in office 1854–68) as well as seven deans of faculty, before it took on its present function as the home of the Alumni Association of Princeton University.
This venue is directly across from the concert hall; Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall is a 2-minute (280 feet) walk away.
ACCESSIBILITY: When facing Maclean House with Nassau Street behind you, there is an entry ramp on the right side of the building. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any other accessibility concerns.
On weekends or after 4PM on weekdays, all campus visitors can access free parking in the University lots and garages marked in orange and green on the Princeton University Parking Map. Lots located near the south end of campus, including the Theater Drive Garage, Lot 28, and Lot 20, are a ten-minute walk to Richardson Auditorium. These lots are also near the TigerTransit (campus shuttle) Princeton Station stop, with service to Nassau Street and University Place, both a 5-minute walk to Richardson Auditorium.
Weekday (before 4PM) visitor parking is available at Stadium Drive Garage. Visitors using the garage during the day are required to register for a daily parking permit. Registration can be done online in advance or at the garage upon arrival.
Metered parking is available adjacent to Alexander Hall along University Place, Nassau Street, and Palmer Square. In addition, parking is available for a small fee at nearby parking garage. For rates and hours, please see the Municipality of Princeton’s website.
A limited number of parking spaces are available on campus for people with ADA placards or wheelchair-symbol license plates. These spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, guests with restricted mobility may be dropped off directly at the hall. Contact Princeton University Transportation & Parking Services’s The Service Point for more information.
From New York and northern New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 9 (New Brunswick); follow Route 1 south to Princeton Washington Road Exit, on your right. Take Washington Road (Route 571) to Nassau Street, and turn left on Nassau Street.
From Philadelphia and South: Take I-95 (I-295) north to Route 1 North Exit. Follow Route 1 to the Princeton Washington Road Exit. Take the jug-handle to cross Route 1, and travel East on Washington Road. Follow Washington Road (Route 571) to Nassau Street, and turn left on Nassau Street.
Take New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor line, running from New York City’s Penn Station to Trenton, to the Princeton Junction stop. Transfer to the shuttle (“The Dinky”) to Princeton Station. Richardson Auditorium is a 10-minute walk up campus from the station. Follow this route, and take the route via University Place if you need to avoid stairs.
From New York City: Take Suburban Transit (Coach USA) from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, via New Brunswick, to Princeton’s Palmer Square.
From Trenton, Lawrenceville, and Princeton Community Village: Take New Jersey Transit to Princeton’s Palmer Square.