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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
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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Saratoga Jazz

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2015
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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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Thank martyap
saratoga springs NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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Thank Claudia12309
Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Have visited this venue several times and it is one of the more unique venues to see a live concert due to having a balcony. Sound is great, and any seat in the lower level is intimate. Seats are a must for some of the bigger acts. Many obstructed views from the lawn and the screens above the main building... More 

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Cobleskill, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Perfect weather, sound system great. We had lawn tickets but had a awesome time! We also purchased the VIP PARKING , well worth the extra...for the $32.00 we were in Gate #2, Spot #21. Didn't have to be there way ahead of time to get a place to park.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

There's a reason why SPAC topped USA Today's top summer venues... It's a great place to see a band - brings out the best in them... If you have a chance, take in a show there!

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