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Saratoga Performing Arts Center

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Address: 108 Avenue of the Pnes, Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6296
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+1 518-584-9330
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Summertime cultural and entertainment venue features performances in a...

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.

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Amazing Venue

We were there this past weekend for Zac Brown Band. The people who work at this venue go above and beyond helping people. We were 3 rows back from the ladies who sign for the hard... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
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Oakville, Canada
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start out by saying that SPAC is a beautiful venue set in awesome nature. I've been many times for concerts of all sorts. Because it's located in predominately woods, there was a large parking area and as more and more people started going to the concerts after expanding the lawn seating area, there was another parking lot added... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you go to the Zac Brown Concert at SPAC, be careful where you sit in the lawn sections as the crowd was filled with drugs and drunks who were loud, rude, and wild. They did not come to the venue to listen and enjoy the music but to get high and act crazy. They yelled and screamed, talked on... More 

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Thank Steven B
Oakville, Canada
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were there this past weekend for Zac Brown Band. The people who work at this venue go above and beyond helping people. We were 3 rows back from the ladies who sign for the hard of hearing (first time I have ever seen that and we were Amazed!). The woman in our section, Pat was so helpful with my... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I attended several concerts here in the last three years. Until live nation took over I have never payed for parking. Between the higher prices on tickets and parking Spac should be ashamed to allow live nation ruin a decent venue.

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Thank brccfp
Rome, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We arrived at concert to have all handicap places gone.......We then had to purchase a ten dollar parking spot......which turned out ok......Now the concert itself sound quality was terrible....We sat in the balcony and could not understand one word the artists said or sang! It was horrible!!! People stood up in front of you and then you could not see... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately I had a bad experience similar to my previous bad experiences. We had lawn seats for the Mumford and Sons concert. We laid out our blanket and short chairs. Our view was blocked by people in tall chairs that were supposedly not allowed. As the concert progressed, more and more people pushed past us to get closer. They trampled... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

2016-08-21 Hosted by Live Nation - Excellent staff from parking to concessions to seating! Always a blast!

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

SPAC is a marvelous venue for enjoying top tier entertainment - from classical to pop to country to rock in an open air setting. It attracts world-renowned performing artists from the fields of music, dance, and theater. A great way to spend a summer evening.

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Thank AKnLC
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We attended three concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC. This is a great setting, with wonderful amenities. For an outdoor venue, the acoustics are incredible. I sat in different sections of the spacious hall (over 5000 seats plus a lawn area), and found the hall to be very bright and lively. No dead spots. This hall was designed with... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Final performance of the year. Philadelphia orchestra and 1812 overture and fireworks. They had 4 retirees and nice speeches by Yanick. It's well run and clean and relatively reasonably priced.

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