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Shalin Liu Performance Center

37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
+1 978-546-7391
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Breathtaking! A MUST SEE in Rockport

My husband and I were looking for a town to visit on the way back to Boston from Maine and this... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Tampa, Florida
Extraordinary venue with spectacular views

This building is an accurate recreation of one of Rockport's iconic facades on the exterior, with... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Carol S
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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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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“beautiful venue” (13 reviews)
“third floor” (12 reviews)
“concert hall” (13 reviews)
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37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

My husband and I were looking for a town to visit on the way back to Boston from Maine and this Center is the reason we chose Rockport as one of our stops. Seeing a show at the Shalin Liu Performance Center was incredible. The...More

Thank Monica_Tampa
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This building is an accurate recreation of one of Rockport's iconic facades on the exterior, with entirely re-created interior. The performance space is at the same time spacious and intimate: quite a feat to pull off! Most unusually, the stage frames an unobstructed view of...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The Shalin Liu's beautiful wood interior is breathtaking, and the seating is spacious and comfortable. There are no bad seats in the hall. For concerts, the musicians perform in front of a glass wall at the back of the stage that gives one a gorgeous...More

Thank Colleycibber
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely and lively performance. Venue is intimate and comfortable. Even the furthest seats back provide a good view and acoustics are world class. Don't miss an opportunity to see your favorite performer at this lovely venue. I'll be back (even solo) as a treat to...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Shalin Liu Performance Center is a small concert venue. The smallness gives one a great view of the stage and it has great sound. The side balcony seats do not have very good views. Behind the stage there is a great view of the ocean,...More

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is a perfect jewel of a performance center: architecturally stunning, intimate, and acoustically amazing. Sandwiched in between the shops and restaurants on Main Street, the Shalin Lui is a piece of magic. Imagine listening to world class music with performers on a stage that...More

Thank stevenk460
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very few sites like this anywhere in the world. Beautiful crafted wood interior with amazing glass windows looking out on Rockport Harbor. Acoustics a good as well.

Thank aggada
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We schedule our visit to Rockport based on the chamber music offerings a Shalin Lieu, the member's show at the Rockport Community Art Center and the many gardens in bloom. Add to that our favorite B&B ( Beech Tree) and exploring the area, it's the...More

Thank gardengirl41
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most wonderful music venues in our experience. Accoustics are amazing, diverse programming, spectacular views of Rockport ocean front. All but the balcony lodge seats have complete stage views. Be sure to visit the top floor for snacks and wine before the show...More

Thank sharronsibley
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were lucky enough to catch the Canadian Brass in concert on Sunday June 4, 2017. What a wonderful experience and to think this group has been around for over forty years. It is a wonderful venue because the performance stage has a backdrop of...More

Thank 299PFrank
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29 October 2017|
Response from susansmf | Reviewed this property |
Yes, drinks & snacks available upstairs at intermission.
29 July 2017|
Response from PaulZCapeAnn | Reviewed this property |
The best idea is to go to their Website. If you have trouble please contact me again
29 July 2017|
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Response from intents2 | Reviewed this property |
Their website should help you with the upcoming performances