Richardson Auditorium in Princeton

61 Nassau Street , Princeton, New Jersey 08542

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 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, call 609.258.5000.

Covid Safety Protocols

Patrons attending performances are required to abide by the safety protocols of the venue. Please visit the venue's website prior to attending your performance for the latest safety protocol information.

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  • Note: The COVID-19 protocols at Richardson Auditorium follow Princeton University’s guidelines.


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.


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


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 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra would be happy to assist. Call New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Patron Services at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).

Additional information on accessibility at New Jersey Symphony Orchestra 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

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

Richardson Auditorium seating charts


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Upcoming Events

More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 16, 2022 - 8:00pm

Handel’s Messiah

New Jersey Symphony Holiday Tradition

Xian Zhang conductor
Ellie Dehn soprano
Maya Lahyani mezzo-soprano
Miles Mykkanen tenor
Nicholas Newton bass-baritone
Montclair State University Singers | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Join us as your Symphony triumphantly brings back this great holiday tradition! Music Director Xian Zhang will conduct Handel’s incomparable classic Messiah. Joining Xian and the musicians will be the talented singers of Montclair State University, who will delight audiences as they sing the glorious “Hallelujah Chorus.”

Performed in Princeton and Newark
More Info for Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms
Jan 6, 2023 - 8:00pm

Daniil Trifonov Performs Brahms

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Newark and Morristown
More Info for New Jersey Symphony Stars
Mar 17, 2023 - 8:00pm

New Jersey Symphony Stars

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Eric Wyrick violin
Ha Young Jung bass
Chris Komer horn
Garth Greenup trumpet
Nayoung Baek cello
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and Morristown
More Info for Steven Mackey & Mozart
Apr 21, 2023 - 8:00pm

Steven Mackey & Mozart

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Meigui Zhang soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano mezzo-soprano
Alicia Olatuja mezzo-soprano
Sean Panikkar tenor
Nathan Berg bass-baritone
Steven Mackey electric guitar
Princeton University Glee Club | Gabriel Crouch, director
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
June 2, 2023 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Randall Goosby violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and New Brunswick