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Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Great venue for concerts, ballet, and opera.

Concerts on the lawn can be a challenge because it can get quite crowded, If you want to chill out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Albany, New York
Sound in balcony is TERRIBLE

We have been to two concerts here, the most recent Pentatonix. For each concert the acoustics in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“lawn seats”(74 reviews)
“concert venue”(16 reviews)
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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
108 Avenue of the Pnes, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6296
+1 518-584-9330
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to two concerts here, the most recent Pentatonix. For each concert the acoustics in the upper balcony were absolutely terrible, with booming bass drowning out everything else. It seemed like something had to be wrong, but all three acts sounded the same....More

Thank JeffreyD1683
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to the Janet Jackson concert in July! Very nice venue, not to sure about the uncovered seats. My seat was in the 3rd row, so we were under cover. The lawn area seemed really far from the stage. I didn’t purchase any food,...More

Thank trinighal
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A perfect venue and a great performance by Ringo Starr and his All Star Band. We used Uber for transportation making getting there and back from our hotel on Broadway in Saratoga Springs easy. The sound is great throughout the venue. One of us was...More

Thank Mimi V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kid Rock and Brantley Gilbert at the SPAC. What a awesome time great music and venue. Only negative pricey drinks. Thanks, Cheryl & Rick

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely horrible experience paid over $200 a ticket for a vip experience with David Ortiz and he was there for a total of 10 minutes I can’t believe that you can just flat out rob people to sell $200 bottles of autographed wine like I...More

Thank Jimmy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Concerts on the lawn can be a challenge because it can get quite crowded, If you want to chill out and see an opera or the ballet on the lawn, this the perfect venue. Grab a blanket, snacks, and a cooler and watch under the...More

Thank travellinggemini2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t realize to get into the venue super early with general admission tickets or you can not see the show. This was our first time there and we made the mistake of not going in hours early. Also, we did t realize to bring...More

Thank Amber R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every summer The New York City Ballet performs here. Great childhood memories! Also, the concerts that are here are awesome! Meet up with friends and have a picnic on the lawn or reserve seats ahead. Either way, you are sure to have a fabulous time!!

Thank Kat F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended SPAC several times now to hear the Philadelphia orchestra and they never disappoint. Good viewing angles; concessions were a bit minimalistic and not much variety. A good venue to see a show

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

SPAC, as it’s known, has the best offerings for everyone from spring to fall. The choices range from jazz festival to classical concerts, modern dance to classical ballet, family nights with food, rock and country musicals to dining on site. The performers are all well...More

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Lorri V
September 20, 2018|
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Response from richinvermont | Reviewed this property |
There is parking off Route 9 or 50. We have done the $10 parking from the Route 9 side and a beautiful walk to SPAC. Did the VIP parking once and was great. You are right there. Easy in and easy out. Both are good but really... More
August 23, 2018|
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Response from Peter t | Reviewed this property |
No, you need to bring your own chairs.
Debby E
July 30, 2018|
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Response from netdefender77 | Reviewed this property |
Bathrooms are located by all food stands. There’s an actual bathroom on the side of the stage area but most of the bathrooms are porta potties.