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Address: 45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
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Beautiful venue!

Recently attended a performance of the Boston Philharmonic at the Sanders Theater. Both were outstanding! The venue is a lovely, old and characteristic building, symbolic of... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2013
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Recently attended a performance of the Boston Philharmonic at the Sanders Theater. Both were outstanding! The venue is a lovely, old and characteristic building, symbolic of the heritage of Harvard University. I will definitely look into what other activities are scheduled there since I'd love to go again. Parking in the area is extremely difficult so I would recommend public... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Located inside Harvard University's Memorial Hall --dedicated to Harvard's own fallen in World I-- it's a beautiful concert space that hosts frequent high-caliber performances of mostly classical music. Prices are very reasonable and there are usually tickets at the door. For information please consult the "The Crimson" or the Harvard info booth at Holyoke Center.

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Thank Eleni O
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

It is part o f Memorial Hall which is the Freshman Dining Hall (Hogwarts) and the building looks like a church from the outside so many bypass it. The Transcept is gorgeous with the windows and memorials. But the theater itself is a lecture hall but also lends itself to music and theater productions, I have been in the Revels... More 

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Thank Storyman16
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2013

The theatre is acoustically very good and has amazing view of the performance area. However, very small seats. Difficult for taller and bigger people.

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Chicago, Illinois
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Concerts here are intimate and make you feel as if you are sitting in the orchestra. The Masterworks Chorale and Boston Philharmonic concerts here are a real treat, and parking is much easier than in the city!

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Thank roo15
toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

the concert is from Summer School Harvard students, it is OK. The theatre is grand comparable to some East Europe concert hall. I like this lecture hall, and the greatest is free parking at the Broadway garage owned by Harvard University. The garage is on 7 Felton street which is 5 minutes away from the theatre. We actually walked the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Worth visiting Memorial Hall and Sanders Theater. So much history.. seems not a bad seat in the house and excellent acoustics for such an old place!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

I've had a chance to perform in AND attend concerts at Sanders Theatre, and from both ends it's a great space. It feels like a re-imagined amphitheater. Acoustically, it's a bit of an oddity-- bass doesn't carry very well in here for some reason. But that's just something else that contributes to the uniqueness. I would absolutely recommend attending a... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

If you like the Victorian era, or the smell of 19th-century carved wood like old New England church pews, this place will take your breath away. The acoustics are fantastic, too. There is simply no space like it anywhere else — it epitomizes the "Athens of America" Boston Brahmin classicism of Victorian Massachusetts, complete with statues of historical American political... More 

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Amherst, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Our second concert here. A gorgeous room with great acoustics and reasonably comfortable seats. We also heard a chorale concert here a few years ago. I don't think there are any bad seats in the house.

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