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Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-2222
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Ranked #12 of 47 attractions in Cambridge
Type: Theaters
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I went to the Sanders Theatre to attend the St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn. Although the musicians themselves were unbelievably talented, the place gave the concert a special touch. The acoustics were marvelous and since it is not a very big theatre, it feels very cozy. It is an old theatre located in the same building as the dinning room... More

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New England
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148 reviews 148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The Sanders Theater is an outstanding historic facility that hosts many great events - especially music & dance - with international as well as local performers. It's worth going just to experience the theater - you won't be disappointed.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Dear people of the theater, As I noticed, Russian composer Spivakov show is expected in Sanders Theater in Cambridge on 5/11/2014. This person just signed the letter in full support of Putin's military forces aggressive move in Ukraine. I'm asking all of you, make any possible action in order prevent this show, as Secretary of the State mention in the... More

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Recently attended a performance of the Boston Philharmonic at the Sanders Theater. Both were outstanding! The venue is a lovely, old and characteristic building, symbolic of the heritage of Harvard University. I will definitely look into what other activities are scheduled there since I'd love to go again. Parking in the area is extremely difficult so I would recommend public... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Located inside Harvard University's Memorial Hall --dedicated to Harvard's own fallen in World I-- it's a beautiful concert space that hosts frequent high-caliber performances of mostly classical music. Prices are very reasonable and there are usually tickets at the door. For information please consult the "The Crimson" or the Harvard info booth at Holyoke Center.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It is part o f Memorial Hall which is the Freshman Dining Hall (Hogwarts) and the building looks like a church from the outside so many bypass it. The Transcept is gorgeous with the windows and memorials. But the theater itself is a lecture hall but also lends itself to music and theater productions, I have been in the Revels... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The theatre is acoustically very good and has amazing view of the performance area. However, very small seats. Difficult for taller and bigger people.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Concerts here are intimate and make you feel as if you are sitting in the orchestra. The Masterworks Chorale and Boston Philharmonic concerts here are a real treat, and parking is much easier than in the city!

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toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

the concert is from Summer School Harvard students, it is OK. The theatre is grand comparable to some East Europe concert hall. I like this lecture hall, and the greatest is free parking at the Broadway garage owned by Harvard University. The garage is on 7 Felton street which is 5 minutes away from the theatre. We actually walked the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Worth visiting Memorial Hall and Sanders Theater. So much history.. seems not a bad seat in the house and excellent acoustics for such an old place!

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