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Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Route 50, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-9330
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Summertime cultural and entertainment venue features performances in a sheltered amphitheatre or "under the stars." The Center is the summer home of... more » Owner description: Summertime cultural and entertainment venue features performances in a sheltered amphitheatre or "under the stars." The Center is the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. « less
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Tolland, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was our first time at Saratoga Performing Arts Center and we enjoyed a fabulous Friday evening listening to Lionel Ritchie sing all his hit songs - he loved the audience and the audience loved him. Our seats in the balcony were fine but we were dependent on the SPAC side projection screens to see him up close. These screens... More

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Syracuse, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I recently attended the James Taylor concert here. Only lawn seats were available. The sound was great, it was niece to wander around, but it is impossible to see inside the amphitheater. The video screens help some, but they are small. The prices for food and beverages are outrageous.

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Stillwater, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

SPAC is an excellent music venue. We were on the lawn for James Taylor and found the evening to be super pleasant.

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Highland NY, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went to see James Taylor, only able to get lawn seats. When expecting to put our blanket down on actual lawn, we found nothing but cold wet dirt, and screens to watch show should have more, and higher so people in far section could actually see the concert in full, not half the picture on some lame pull down screen... More

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Niskayuna, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Whether I sit in my regular seats that I have sat in for 20 years to watch the magnificent summer residency of the New York City Ballet, or I find myself in the "Pit" as I did last night for the spectacular James Taylor concert, I never cease to be amazed how nature and art have been fused in this... More

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New Hartford, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great for concerts, even if you have lawn seats. Bring you chairs and enjoy the concert while watching the several big screens.

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Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Same great atmosphere as when I was here in 1979. Limited seating so it is difficult to upgrade lawn seats. Great sound and vantage points.

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

While we did not go to the Performing Arts Center, we did attend the Freihoffer's Jazz Festival outdoors. It was superb!

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We go every year. Always a lot to do, a relaxing time, listening to terrific music. We make use of the spa and pools on site, and the vibe is friendly and enjoyable.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

SPAC is beautiful. I love going to see concerts there and also enjoying just walking around and absorbing all the park has to offer.

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