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Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

61 Nassau Street , Princeton, NJ 08540

The music envelops you in this intimate space, located on the Princeton University campus, directly across from Palmer Square in downtown Princeton.

For tickets to Richardson Auditorium events not involving the NJSO, call 609.258.5000.

Directions

Via New Jersey Turnpike and Route 1
Take Exit 9. Bear right after toll and follow signs for Rt. 18N and Rt. 1S. Take Rt. 1 S about 18 miles. After road dips under a railroad bridge, turn right onto Alexander Rd towards Princeton. Continue on Alexander Rd. to third light. Turn right at light onto University Pl. Take University Pl. (past train station) to Nassau St. Turn right onto Nassau St. Richardson Auditorium is behind Nassau Presbyterian Church on the right.

Parking

On-street parking is available near Richardson Auditorium. Parking garages are available for public parking on Hulfish St. and Chambers St. surrounding Palmer Square.

Public Transportation

New Jersey Transit provides service to Princeton. For rail timetables, visit www.njtransit.com.

Accessibility

For information on venue accessibility, visit the venue’s website or call Richardson Auditorium's Box Office at 609.258.9220. If your venue accessibility question is not answered through the venue, the NJSO would be happy to assist. Call NJSO Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

Additional information on accessibility at NJSO concerts.

Dining & Drink

The Dinky Bar & Kitchen
A onetime train station offering beer, cocktails & small & large American plates amid rustic decor.
94 University Pl., Princeton, NJ—609.423.2188

  • Pre-concert or post-concert dinner on Friday

Mediterra Restaurant & Bar
Busy spot for seasonal Med fare in a rustic-chic setting, plus an extensive wine list & a patio.
29 Hulfish Street Princeton NJ 08542—609.252.9680

  • Pre-concert dinner on Friday

Elements
Local, sustainable ingredients are used to create New American cuisine at this upscale eatery.
66 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542—609.924.0078

  • Pre-concert dinner on Friday

Other nearby options

The Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant & Pub
Pre or Post-concert meal venue, open late.
28 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ—609.924.5555


Winberie's Restaurant & Bar
Pre or Post-concert meal, open late.
1 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542


La Mezzaluna
25 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542—609.688.8515

Seating Chart

2019–20 Season Richardson Auditorium seating charts

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Upcoming Events

May 17, 2019 - 8:00pm

Art of the Double Concerto

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
ERIC WYRICK violin
ANNELLE GREGORY violin
STEVEN MACKEY electric guitar
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Newark, New Brunswick and Princeton
June 7, 2019 - 8:00pm

Blockbuster All-Orchestral Season Finale

2018–19 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Performed in Englewood, Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
July 20, 2019 - 8:00pm

Scores: The Edward T. Cone Composition Institute Concert

2019–20 Season

DAVID ROBERTSON conductor
STEVEN MACKEY Institute director and host
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

Performed in Princeton
Nov 1, 2019 - 8:00pm

Grieg’s Piano Concerto

2019–20 Season

MARKUS STENZ conductor
JUHO POHJONEN piano

Performed in Englewood, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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Dec 20, 2019 - 8:00pm

Handel’s Messiah

2019–20 Season

RODERICK COX conductor
AMANDA WOODBURY soprano
J’NAI BRIDGES mezzo-soprano
FREDERICK BALLENTINE tenor
DOUGLAS WILLIAMS bass-baritone
MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS | Heather J. Buchanan, conductor

Performed in Princeton and Newark
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Jan 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

Wagner’s The Ring Without Words

2020 Winter Festival: Front & Center

XIAN ZHANG conductor
SIMON TRPČESKI piano

Performed in Princeton, New Brunswick and Newark
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Mar 20, 2020 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 1 & 5

2019–20 Season—Beethoven’s Birthday Bash

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Englewood and Princeton
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May 15, 2020 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

2019–20 Season

ANDREY BOREYKO conductor
AKIKO SUWANAI violin

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
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June 5, 2020 - 8:00pm

Season Finale: Mozart & Mahler

2019–20 Season

XIAN ZHANG conductor
LOUIS LORTIE piano

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
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