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.

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.


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 Schumann’s Cello Concerto
Oct 20, 2023 - 8:00pm

Schumann’s Cello Concerto

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Joseph Young conductor 
Sterling Elliott cello
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Red Bank
More Info for Handel’s Messiah
Dec 15, 2023 - 8:00pm

Handel’s Messiah

New Jersey Symphony Holiday Tradition

Nicholas McGegan conductor 
Sherezade Panthaki soprano
Key’mon W. Murrah countertenor
Thomas Cooley tenor
Tyler Duncan baritone
Montclair State University Singers | Heather J. Buchanan, director
New Jersey Symphony

Join us as the Symphony performs this great holiday tradition! Nicholas McGegan will conduct Handel’s incomparable classic Messiah. Joining McGegan 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 Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich
Jan 12, 2024 - 8:00pm

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Augustin Hadelich violin
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
More Info for Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony
Mar 15, 2024 - 8:00pm

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Tom Borrow piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Newark, Princeton and Morristown
More Info for Jeremy Denk, Anna Clyne, Beethoven’s “Eroica”
May 17, 2024 - 8:00pm

Jeremy Denk, Anna Clyne, Beethoven’s “Eroica”

New Jersey Symphony Classical

Markus Stenz conductor 
Jeremy Denk piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in Morristown, Princeton and Newark
More Info for Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin
June 7, 2024 - 8:00pm

Daniil Trifonov Plays Gershwin

Season Finale! New Jersey Symphony Classical

Xian Zhang conductor
Daniil Trifonov piano
New Jersey Symphony

Performed in New Brunswick, Princeton, Red Bank and Newark
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