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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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Due to the lack of walls, when the blind blows and/or it rains, you feel it. No matter where you sit. Fun for concerts in July and August.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 November 2016
Jenny F
Rockingham, Vermont
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Long Island, NY
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue in the middle of the woods. The waits in and out are long if you show up late or want to leave right after the show. If you have lawn seats get there early they over sell the lawn BIG time for every show I've been.

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Rockingham, Vermont
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Due to the lack of walls, when the blind blows and/or it rains, you feel it. No matter where you sit. Fun for concerts in July and August.

Thank Jenny F
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

As a local I've been to many many concerts at this location. Seated both inside the pavilion and on the lawn and just let me tell you pay the extra money for seats for any show that isn't the symphony or classical. The costs for parking and $14 apiece for a beer are pretty outrageous. One can hardly fault the... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very nice area....A lot of parking...Just an overall nice place to enjoy a concert. Sat approx 20 rows from stage..Great sound etc.....FGL Dig Your Roots Tour...5 Stars!!!!!

Thank Jeffrey L
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

On September 11th we went to see Bryan Adams in concert. Our seats were in a good section, acoustics were excellent. You have the option of lawn seats ( bring your own chairs or a blanket into sit on) or seats under covered area. We chose seats in covered area. Perfect ending to a perfect summer. This was the last... More 

Thank Sherry S
Congers, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent venue & great people working at this place.. Easy getting in & out of event.. Just wish they would let people in earlier so you can enjoy everything the place has to offer before concert .. 7pm entrance for a 8pm show in not much time...

Thank Joe Z
New York
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I've been to SPAC before, and my wife has been there MANY times over the years. I used to say what a nice place it was to go compared to some of the other venues in the area. We went to the Heart/Joan Jett/Cheap Trick concert the other night. What a disaster of traffic and parking! Traffic was backed up... More 

Thank Weather42
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start out by saying that SPAC is a beautiful venue set in awesome nature. I've been many times for concerts of all sorts. Because it's located in predominately woods, there was a large parking area and as more and more people started going to the concerts after expanding the lawn seating area, there was another parking lot added... More 

Thank travelbound1960
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

If you go to the Zac Brown Concert at SPAC, be careful where you sit in the lawn sections as the crowd was filled with drugs and drunks who were loud, rude, and wild. They did not come to the venue to listen and enjoy the music but to get high and act crazy. They yelled and screamed, talked on... More 

Thank Steven B
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We were there this past weekend for Zac Brown Band. The people who work at this venue go above and beyond helping people. We were 3 rows back from the ladies who sign for the hard of hearing (first time I have ever seen that and we were Amazed!). The woman in our section, Pat was so helpful with my... More 

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