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Address: 45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
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Stately Hall

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2013
Eleni O
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

Harvard offers an online course held in Sanders, and the view on the screen does not do it justice. I have been to Memorial Hall/Sanders Theatre twice in as many weeks for two wonderful performances during this Celtic time of year. WGBH hosted a 'Celtic Sojourn' highlighting various Celtic music and Naralie MacMaster, a Cape Breton Nova Scotia native and... More 

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