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Address: 45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
Phone Number: 617-496-2222

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The Sanders theater is so amazingly beautiful! It has an enormous amount of priceless stain glass windows. I used to walk by this everyday for many years - this building makes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sanders theater is so amazingly beautiful! It has an enormous amount of priceless stain glass windows. I used to walk by this everyday for many years - this building makes me want to be a better person!

Thank naturegirlcitygirl
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

You can see this theater during a campus visit (registration encouraged but not required), so even if you don't intend to apply, this is a great way to get insights into the school and visit the theater.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Quincy, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

I recently attended a concert with my brother and daughter. For lack of a more accurate category, it was folk music and was even better than I expected. Not to take anything away from the performers, who played their hearts out, part of the experience was the venue. I have also heard classical music and rock music played here and... More 

Thank William A
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

This is our favorite venue for concerts - most seats are great, though not the most comfortable - what do you want for such a pretty, historically wonderful building at Harvard University?! This is about the experience of the ARCHITECTURE & reading about the stained glass windows, etc., as it is the music. The acoustics are great. It's easily accessible... More 

Thank Lolabowla
Boston MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

What a magnificent edifice! Heard the Boston Philharmonic program, acoustics fantastic. The stained glass windows are beautiful. No elevator to upper seats.

Thank mpd
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

Saw the Harlem Gospel Choir during MLK weekend and they rocked the house. There is not a bad seat in this venue and the acoustics are amazing.

Thank lharding2001
Burlington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Went to see Christmas Revels for the first time and enjoyed the show. Need to go with an open mind and a Christmas spirit and it's quite fun. The singers were excellent and the acting is a bit strained but it's local theater not Broadway and the negative reviews appear unjustified and a bit harsh for me. The theater is... More 

Thank Toots951987
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We passed beside the Memorial Hall, which appears to be also the Sanders Theatre, and we were totally stunned by the greatness of the architecture. After further research of the building, I ended up discovering that is it the legendary study hall that we have seen in so many movies and pictures. Before learning all this, the building itself still... More 

Thank Philippe_Marie-Line
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

Went to an event sponsored by Harvard Book Store - Lee Child in conversation with Stephen King! Theatre was great - definitely old school, but comfortable enough for an hour-long event.

Thank 1Leg2Legs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had the privilege to enter this Theatre multiple times - and even performed in it - as part of the Summer Chorus. The architecture of the building was breathtaking. The theatre was not as big as expected, but the acoustics were good. From my experience the productions peformed here are more casual (but of good standards), but the building really... More 

Thank Stevanus S

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