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Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Address: 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone Number: 518-584-9330
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Summertime cultural and entertainment venue features performances in a...
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.
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Graduation Ceremony

This amphitheater is located in the state reservation in SS. It is surrounded by beautul pine trees and lush lawns. It was a lovely venue for the local college graduation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Andrews_Mum1993
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This amphitheater is located in the state reservation in SS. It is surrounded by beautul pine trees and lush lawns. It was a lovely venue for the local college graduation ceremony, though not easily accessible for those with mobility issues. The occasion did not offer an opportunity to truly appreciate the fine acoustics the center is purported to have.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have not only been to SPAC for concerts but I have also been there for high school graduations! Great place for both venues! There isn't a bad seat in the place for concerts except lawn seats in the rain. SPAC is especially good for graduations because you can actually see the graduate receive their diploma!!! Arrive early and get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went there Phish's summer tour 3 years in a row. The venue has good parking lot. I'm always comfortable there. Anyway you will be nearby you should go there. I bet you like it so Excited!!

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scarsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great sound system, polite people, secure. Sometimes security gets ridiculous, on types photos. People should never use flash, but there should be a way to clear photos for private use not professional sale. If a performer doesn't want it U-tubed...or Facebooked they loose. Personal or educational use should be allowed no matter what. Live Nation has gotten ridiculously loud sound... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

SPAC is a wonderful entertainment venue for watching popular musical acts, ballet performances, orchestras and other events. Inside or lawn seating allows for a range of prices and there is quite a variety of performances. Check schedule in advance for events and tickets. Easy access with plenty of parking.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We try to get there at least a few times a year. (Used to go to all the rock concerts as a kid!) The music, ballet and concerts are just great in this outdoor setting. Get there early if you have lawn seats for a major event or you will end up on top of the hill with nothing to... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

SPAC is located in beautiful surroundings. We have it all.... Rock concerts, Ballet, Orchestra, something for everyone! Should not be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Throughout the years, I have visited for a number of concerts. Just a great place for a concert. There is food and drinks available. The seats are covered so the rain shouldn't be a factor - unless you are on the lawn. But that's how it is with an outdoor facility! There are really no bad seats. The sound is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We attended a Luke Bryan concert here and had an absolutely awesome time. Parking can be a bit of a challenge, so arrive early. We spent a bit more and got seats inside, but the lawn can be okay too. Out seats were up high, so we had a great view of the stage. Consider bringing ear plugs since it... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Where else can you sit on he grass and have a picnic while enjoying great performances from the Symphony, to the Ballet, to James Taylor, to Jazzfest, to Phish ?!? There is an indoor auditorium too if you want to sit inside. But I love to sit under the stars and enjoy the show, which is also broadcast on large... More 

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