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Saratoga Performing Arts Center

108 Avenue of the Pnes, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6296
+1 518-584-9330
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Worst ampitheater I've ever experienced

I don't know what people are thinking when they call this a great venue. From our experiences... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Penfield, New York
A fantastic venue, for the most part

I love that this venue is either part of or right near the state park, which makes me feel close to... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Moonachie, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lawn seats” (70 reviews)
“great venue” (34 reviews)
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 3 weeks ago

I don't know what people are thinking when they call this a great venue. From our experiences, it's the worst amphitheater I've ever been to (out of many). Sound: You will not hear well if anywhere but in DECENT SEATS. If you're on the lawn,...More

Thank davidmccoy1
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I love that this venue is either part of or right near the state park, which makes me feel close to nature while enjoying a show. If you're lucky enough to get a ticket for the small pavilion area, you're golden. It feels like an...More

Thank LizDeee
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Philadelphia Orchestra performed at SPAC during a 3-week period in August. We attended a concert each of the weeks. At 2 of the concerts, the smell of cigarette smoke filled the amphitheater. This is just plain disgusting…. It is a good thing that the...More

1  Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I recently went here two nights in a row. The concerts were great and this is nothing to slight the artists. But, the lawn was like the wild west. The first night, we showed up with our 9" or less beach chairs (as live nation's...More

2  Thank SurfGirl816
Reviewed 14 September 2017

New York City Ballet. Philadelphia Orchestra. Perfect venue that is worth experiencing and going back and back, again.

Thank Walsh13k
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We took advantage of one of the GE Kids in Free days which is billed as "family friendly". (For every lawn seat ticket, one child gets in Free) We approached the gates and the staff was great. We entered quickly and made our way to...More

3  Thank 6happyhikers
Reviewed 9 September 2017

we saw Philip Philips and the goo goo dolls perform here. great seats but expect to stand if the crowd in front stands. covered seats so if it rains you are protected. can purchase lawn seats and bring in chairs - we didn't do this...More

Thank Jill E
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I went to both opening and closing nights. Each was fabulous. Opening night had ballet dancers with the orchestra and closing night had opera singers. It doesn't get any better than that!!

Thank Alfred L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My first time to SPAC for ZBB show in early September was a mixed bag. I bought early admittance tickets on the lawn so that I had a god viewing location, however I was quickly disappointed when patrons began to arrive with large chairs who...More

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I attended quite a few concerts this summer, all at different venues and of all the venues I went to, SPAC was the best. Standard parking is $10 and once inside the venue, it is very simple to navigate (great for someone like myself with...More

Thank vaca-fun-4-ever
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5 January 2018|
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Response from cpurdye | Reviewed this property |
Hilton Garden Inn is about 30 minutes at a brisk pace. Homewood Suites is about the same. We have been going to Saratoga for seven years and stayed at Hilton Garden Inn twice. First time (on our first trip) was OK, but the... More
Janice W
8 July 2017|
Response from paula h | Reviewed this property |
Parking prices seemed to depend on the show. The Dead and Company shows had pre pay parking available for $30.
28 April 2017|
Response from Christina K | Reviewed this property |
I just went there tonight and lawn seats were not designated. It was pretty much a free for all and from any area you could actually see the stage it was unbelievably packed. The hill is also on a pretty steep decline in... More