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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
Phone Number:
+1 518-584-9330
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Not a bad seat in the house

Lovely area for a semi-enclosed show with easy free parking. Sound quality was good and not to loud considering I saw the Australian Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin 2 tribute bands... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2015
Saratoga Springs, New York
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Lake Placid, New York
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143 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Picture perfect, great sound, plenty of bathrooms, natural beauty it's all here! And once the show is over you can leave quickly.

Thank Skimaster1
Saratoga Springs, New York
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Lovely area for a semi-enclosed show with easy free parking. Sound quality was good and not to loud considering I saw the Australian Pink Floyd and Led Zepplin 2 tribute bands. Venue does not have large screen monitors so it's up to the individual performers to bring their own multi-media shows and the Pink Floyd group did not disappoint. Venue... More 

New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great time going to see Dave Mathews. What a crowd. Would not be disappointed going to see him. If ever back it Saratoga will check out who will be there.

Thank Connie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

We went on the hottest night of the summer to hear a triple ticket of blues and soul; top notch performers deserving of a top notch venue. The tickets were priced that way too, so I assumed that the SPAC of my youth was going to be up to the task of hosting all of us accordingly. Unfortunately, once we... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I love the feel of the Festival and the overall place, but the shed is a HORRIBLE place to listen to music - or at least jazz. It reverberates like a garage. I much prefer the gazebo where sound is clean.

1 Thank lavog
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We went to see the New York City Ballet perform on stage at SPAC and it was marvelous. Beautiful park, great outdoor theater and wonderful performance. The park had adequate facilities and concession stands for refreshments. Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike) were permitted in hte seats. Lovely park. Worth a trip to the area as well.

Thank catherine w
Bellmore, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were able to get tickets to see this year's final NYC Ballet Company's performance.....All Balanchine. My wife danced with The American Ballet Theater and although she is partial this was an excellent performance. We did not opt for lawn seating........might be OK for a music type concert but not great for the ballet. We selected the second tier priced... More 

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saratoga springs NY
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175 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Whether attending the ballet, symphony or rock concert, this venue can't be beat. Gorgeous park-like setting, convemient to highway & downtown Saratoga. Lawn tickets reasonable & usually afford a good view.

Thank srhahm
Huntsville, Alabama
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73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Great park atmosphere. Excellent venue for the performing arts and our tickets were much more reasonable than the NYC prices for arts performances. We saw the New York City Ballet in July 2015. I would not recommend the lawn or anything beyond the last row of section 3. Visibility on the lawn can be a problem and it seems that... More 

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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The capital region is lucky to have this gem within easy reach of the capital district. The dancers are amazing to watch. If you've never tried it, get a ticket for the pre-talk as well. You are then able to appreciate the ballet even more.

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