Sanders Theatre

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge: Address, Phone Number, Sanders Theatre Reviews: 4.5/5

Sanders Theatre
4.5
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  • Harvard • 6 min walk

4.5
63 reviews
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Traveldoc
Newton, MA75 contributions
Nov 2019
This is a wonderful intimate theater at Harvard. The structure is almost entirely wooden, and has a warm resonant sound that is instantly compelling. The theater is small, and every seat is great. No blocked view anywhere. There are many events taking place throughout the year. Chamber music is some of the best anywhere. Choral music is spectacular. Plan your trip around an event. You will rarely hear better.
Written January 28, 2020
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Lawrence P
Melrose, MA3 contributions
Nov 2018
because of its relatively small size, any seat is fabulous for listening. sound is amazing. 1 drawback,ie, must walk up 2 flights of deep steps to reach balcony level.
Written June 30, 2019
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11NJ
Boston, MA4 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Recently saw Shaun Colvin here and it was a wonderful experience! Not a bad view in the theatre, the acoustics were fantastic. Only downside is seating is bench style which can sometimes feel cramped.
Written April 28, 2019
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lifeisgoodincanada
North Smithfield, RI153 contributions
Dec 2018
The Sanders Theatre is just beautiful. You must go there for an acoustical performance in your lifetime. Just to see it might not be worth it, but if you ever get a chance to see a performance there then don't pass it up. We saw The Christmas Revels there and I think the theater itself, which was built specifically for acoustic performances in 1875, was a main part of the phenomenal experience. And don't forget to get your 1/2 price tickets through the Mayor's Holiday website which starts advertising in November for Boston area performances.
Written January 6, 2019
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Anne-Christine R
Boston, MA112 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
I go to the Sanders Theater every year to see the Christmas Revels and I love it every time. It is warm and intimate with a lot of natural wood. The hall has stained glass windows. The seats are a bit hard, it's more like a church than a theater but the view and sound are great.
Written July 20, 2017
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rzamenhof
Brookline, MA207 contributions
Apr 2017
Beautiful smallish concert hall with uncomfortable seats that hosts a variety of mostly classical music by local and visiting ensembles.Right on the Harvard campus.
Written May 15, 2017
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OldRoadWarrior60
Natick, MA376 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is a beautiful space.

The architectural details are inspiring, as intended. The building memorializes those from the Harvard community lost in the Civil War. Walls bear stone tablets inscribed with class years, graduates' names and the battles where they fell. Combined with the richly carved wood and handsome stained glass there is the feel of a well executed church of the late 19th Century.

But this is also a performance space and it a treat to see a stage production here. We have twice attended the annual production of the Christmas Revels and enjoyed them both.

A word about the Revels, as another reviewer noted the show changes every year. And few may realize this is a national organization with productions in New York, Washington DC and several other locations. Details @ Revels.org

But back to Sanders Theater, it is a wonderful venue. The acoustics are very good and it an intimate space. I have sat in the front and back of the house and I doubt there's a bad seat anywhere.

And if those seats are not plush they are more like the benches of Old North Church than the punishing old foldups of that other venerable Boston house of worship, Fenway Park.
Written January 2, 2017
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naturegirlcitygirl
cambridge225 contributions
Nov 2015 • Friends
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!
Written October 12, 2016
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Double "Ollie" Winner
Riverside, CA2,822 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
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.
Written April 13, 2016
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William A
Quincy, MA41 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
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 I can't think of a better place to listen to music of any kind. The old world elegance adds immensely to the experience.
Written March 14, 2016
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