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Sanders Theatre

Address: 45 Quincy Street, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617-496-2222
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Ranked #10 of 35 Activities in Cambridge
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Looking for something different over our Christmas holiday in Boston, we decided on "The Christmas Revels". We enjoyed the production and the atmosphere of the theatre. It's not sophisticated or entirely professional, so those looking for something a bit "classier" might be disappointed -- but the audience had FUN the night we attended. It's obviously a much-loved tradition for some... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending this show two years ago.... Decided to go again... BIG mistake! The show this year represented many egos that couldn't really decide what they wanted to present..As a result, it was a lot of nothing. I will never spend my time or money a attending one of these shows again!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I do not know why anyone says this is a good show. It's kind of like what happens if a community theatre production happens except they are charging $60 a head for it. First of all it's a 3 HOUR long show. The music is mediocre at best, the children's choirs are terrible, the dancing looks like the guys who... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

There are quite a few venues in Boston to see a good act but non can surpass the old-world, roll-top desk feel of Sanders. It's an amazing place to hear any music or see a show. It has been restored recently and is better than ever.

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

One of the best locations in the Boston area to attend a concert or a lecture. The word that I would use to describe this beautiful dark wood hall is "majestic". The acoustics are great, as I have sat in many locations, but the seats are hard (try to pad your derriere). Nonetheless, if you like dark wood, you will... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It was built after the civil war to honor Harvard's dead. The theatre lobby is etched marble slabs, invoking said casualties and stained glass windows to give it a somber, spiritual feeling. The main theatre is all intricate wood in a 3 tiered amphitheater design, invoking a Socratic style of teaching. Holds about 900. I have never known for the... More 

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Vergennes, Vermont
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went here to see and hear the Cambridge Community Chorus sing. The sound was excellent and the atmosphere in this historic building is excellent. I was disappointed they do not allow photography.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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257 reviews 257 reviews
43 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
2 reviews
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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