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Shalin Liu Performance Center

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Address: 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
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+1 978-546-7391
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Rockport Music presents concerts and cultural events in the "stunning...

Rockport Music presents concerts and cultural events in the "stunning acoustics and dramatic setting" (Boston Globe) of its new home, the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Rockport Music is best known for its summer chamber music festival, as well as year-round presentations of jazz, folk, and pop music; high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre (London); and classic and independent films.

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What a stunning venue.

Relatively small, it only seats a little over 300 people. It's perfect for a small performance group, or an individual recital. Behind the stage is a floor to ceiling glass... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively small, it only seats a little over 300 people. It's perfect for a small performance group, or an individual recital. Behind the stage is a floor to ceiling glass window. Spectacular! We sat in the last 3 rows and found it to be like being in front at most venues. Perfect. The sound is crisp. There's not a dead... More 

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful design, excellent acoustics, varied programs: what more could you ask for in a performance center? We have been attending events at the Shalin Liu Performance Center since it opened in 2010, and it just keeps getting better: Met Opera simulcasts, year-round classical music with the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in June and July, English National Theatre broadcasts, folk and... More 

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Little Egg Harbor
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This small theatre is a gem! Attended a Big Band Christmas concert with local orchestra and it was energetic and totally fun. Interior is beautiful with stone walls and well done acoustics. Rear stage is open view of harbor (not during show time for acoustic purposes) as is 3rd floor reception area. Great time! Highly recommended attending a show!

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I am a tough critic so rarely give anything a five star but this venue more than deserves it. The acoustics were excellent in this intimate (300 seat) performance center. Shalin Liu Performance Center has a beautifully appointed interior that will wow you. The seating is comfortable and I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. The ushers,... More 

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Terryville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We attended an event for the first time the Shalin Liu Performance Center this past weekend. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the staff was so friendly. What i loved about it was that you could just enjoy the performance and not worry about a bar in a venue or guests that have to go to the bar multiple times... More 

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Thank tmarian
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Spectacular music venue..with amazingly varied performers...beautiful interior with fantastic sound.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a spectacular performing arts center with great physical attributes. Acoustics are excellent and the seats comfortable and spaced well. The STUNNING part is watching a performance with the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. On a sunny, clear day such as we enjoyed the beauty is barely describable. More (as?) importantly, the variety of talent... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We saw a series of short movies here. Missed seeing the background of water, but the seats were comfortable and I liked the relatively small space.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I thought this looked great when I saw it online, but wow, in-person it did not disappoint. I got to see John Waite play, and discuss songs and life and play more. It was good with one guitar in the opening act... and with a full band with the headliner. Seating? All seats on the floor are good and the... More 

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We recently attended a concert (guitar legend, Johnny A., and blues phenom, Davy Knowles) at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. It is one of the most spectacular contemporary venues we've ever experienced. What a combination....superb architecture, sublime acoustics, and a view that leaves you breathless. We arrived early and were greeted by staff members who suggested we spend a few... More 

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