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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
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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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Wonderful venue in a beautiful place

This is an excellent venue for summer arts viewing in a huge and wonderful park. It could use a face-lift, since it has been heavily used for over a decade with limited updates... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
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New York City, New York

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New York
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Very nice venue. I have been there many times. The only problem they have is the parking. Parking is scarce and you have to get there early in order to park in the parking lot. Not fond about the drinking tent. People should not be confined to a little area with a tent to drink in. I do think most... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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204 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is not only beautiful but it is the perfect place to go and enjoy any performance they have in their schedule. I have gone there several times and I highly recommend it

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is an excellent venue for summer arts viewing in a huge and wonderful park. It could use a face-lift, since it has been heavily used for over a decade with limited updates and renovation. Grounds could use a little sprucing up and bathrooms are high volume, low amenities and not especially clean. Perhaps need more staff? But the music... More 

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West Monroe, NY
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We saw the Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman in the front row of the upper balcony. Great seats and awesome sound system no matter where you sit!

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Thank tlc2ny
Oradell, New Jersey
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95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The glorious sound, the acoustics are just amazing. While the Philadelphia Orchestra played the sound of crickets was the only addition. I have never been so surprised or delighted by the sound quality of a venue. We ate dinner on site and it was a good as it was convenient.

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I had never even heard of SPAC but I have added them to my radar for concert venues! The parking is great too!

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

What a great venue for a concert. The sound was great and the access wasn't bad and there was plenty of parking options. We had reserved seats for the show and they were comfortable for what was a long 3 plus hour concert. I wouldn't suggest getting lawn seats because there wasn't much lawn and with the way the bowl... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Went to a Zac Brown Concert on Labor Day, the outside seating was extremely over sold. There was no room for people to sit, barely even stand. There were no walking paths. It was an extremely dangerous situation. One girl near us was having a panic attack due to the crowds. There was a fight right near us. There was... More 

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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102 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

This was a pretty terrific place to see The Doobie Brothers with Grew Allman. The seating is padded and the viewing lines are excelent even from the side we were seated. The setting is beautiful as you walk into the park with hiking trails and the State Park on three sides. I also found it easy to enter and exit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

See many concerts here when Bethel doesn't work for us. Amphitheater is ok but the lawn seats are dirt seats as there is no lawn. The slope is too steep so you must fight for a space at the bottom but then ppl just fill up any empty space. Bethel is gorgeous, gradual rolling slope.. However the fact that SPAC... More 

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