We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shalin Liu Performance Center

37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
+1 978-546-7391
Review Highlights
Spectacular Shalin Liu concert hall

Shalin Liu concert hall. The most advanced acoustics anywhere. Anyone, any band sounds better here... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rockport, Massachusetts
via mobile
Total Wow

Beautiful venue! Great location on the water. Great views. Excellent acoustics. Diverse... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cape Ann, MA
via mobile
Read all 172 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1512
+1 978-546-7391
Write a Review
Reviews (172)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 172 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shalin Liu concert hall. The most advanced acoustics anywhere. Anyone, any band sounds better here in this fabulous concert hall.

Thank susansmf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful venue! Great location on the water. Great views. Excellent acoustics. Diverse, eclectic programs including classical, folk, jazz and blues. Nice upstairs lounge. Restaurants within walking distance but only during the "summer" season.

Thank PaulZCapeAnn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No other venue like this. World class acoustics and view behind stage. Many varieties of performances. Well worth planning a destination visit around the performance of your choice, and eating and staying local, all walkable also.

Thank JamyMadeja
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We recently attended an Irish concert at this venue. The only 4 seats that I could find together were towards the back of one of the side balconies. I had no idea how bad the view was going to be until we sat down. We...More

Thank ericboston99
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal venue to hear a concert. Recently heard a jazz concert with great acoustics. It's also a beautiful setting if you are there for late afternoon or early evening the light coming in is amazing.

Thank Food_Travel-stay
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Relatively small, it only seats a little over 300 people. It's perfect for a small performance group, or an individual recital. Behind the stage is a floor to ceiling glass window. Spectacular! We sat in the last 3 rows and found it to be like...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Beautiful design, excellent acoustics, varied programs: what more could you ask for in a performance center? We have been attending events at the Shalin Liu Performance Center since it opened in 2010, and it just keeps getting better: Met Opera simulcasts, year-round classical music with...More

Thank RockportBirder
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This small theatre is a gem! Attended a Big Band Christmas concert with local orchestra and it was energetic and totally fun. Interior is beautiful with stone walls and well done acoustics. Rear stage is open view of harbor (not during show time for acoustic...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I am a tough critic so rarely give anything a five star but this venue more than deserves it. The acoustics were excellent in this intimate (300 seat) performance center. Shalin Liu Performance Center has a beautifully appointed interior that will wow you. The seating...More

2  Thank Mahj
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We attended an event for the first time the Shalin Liu Performance Center this past weekend. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the staff was so friendly. What i loved about it was that you could just enjoy the performance and not worry about a...More

Thank tmarian
Nearby Restaurants
Roy Moore Lobster Co
615 reviews
.28 km away
Nate's at Front Beach
217 reviews
.29 km away
Helmut's Strudel
327 reviews
.39 km away
Fish Shack Restaurant
427 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bearskin Neck
500 reviews
.18 km away
Motif Number 1
223 reviews
.30 km away
Front Beach
79 reviews
.43 km away
Rockport Breakwater
53 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What performances are scheduled between May 27th to the 30th. What are the prices?
13 April 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Jeffrey M | Reviewed this property |
Go online to Rockport Music
how are the seats along the side for viewing?
31 January 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from emilyandamigo | Reviewed this property |
I don't like turning my neck. Ones right over stage interesting view
Fran V
Who is performing September 11-14
29 August 2015|
Response from Fran V |
Who is performing september11-14