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Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
+1 617-496-2222
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Beautiful space

I go to the Sanders Theater every year to see the Christmas Revels and I love it every time. It is... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Anne-Christine R
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Boston, Massachusetts
Beautiful smallish concert hall

Beautiful smallish concert hall with uncomfortable seats that hosts a variety of mostly classical... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
rzamenhof
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (5 reviews)
“carved wood” (2 reviews)
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45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
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+1 617-496-2222
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I go to the Sanders Theater every year to see the Christmas Revels and I love it every time. It is warm and intimate with a lot of natural wood. The hall has stained glass windows. The seats are a bit hard, it's more like...More

Thank Anne-Christine R
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Beautiful smallish concert hall with uncomfortable seats that hosts a variety of mostly classical music by local and visiting ensembles.Right on the Harvard campus.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful space. The architectural details are inspiring, as intended. The building memorializes those from the Harvard community lost in the Civil War. Walls bear stone tablets inscribed with class years, graduates' names and the battles where they fell. Combined with the richly...More

1  Thank OldRoadWarrior60
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The Sanders theater is so amazingly beautiful! It has an enormous amount of priceless stain glass windows. I used to walk by this everyday for many years - this building makes me want to be a better person!

1  Thank naturegirlcitygirl
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

You can see this theater during a campus visit (registration encouraged but not required), so even if you don't intend to apply, this is a great way to get insights into the school and visit the theater.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I recently attended a concert with my brother and daughter. For lack of a more accurate category, it was folk music and was even better than I expected. Not to take anything away from the performers, who played their hearts out, part of the experience...More

1  Thank William A
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is our favorite venue for concerts - most seats are great, though not the most comfortable - what do you want for such a pretty, historically wonderful building at Harvard University?! This is about the experience of the ARCHITECTURE & reading about the stained...More

Thank Lolabowla
Reviewed 25 February 2016

What a magnificent edifice! Heard the Boston Philharmonic program, acoustics fantastic. The stained glass windows are beautiful. No elevator to upper seats.

Thank mpd
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Saw the Harlem Gospel Choir during MLK weekend and they rocked the house. There is not a bad seat in this venue and the acoustics are amazing.

Thank lharding2001
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Went to see Christmas Revels for the first time and enjoyed the show. Need to go with an open mind and a Christmas spirit and it's quite fun. The singers were excellent and the acting is a bit strained but it's local theater not Broadway...More

Thank Toots951987
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