Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is one of America’s premier arts and entertainment venues. Nestled in Saratoga Spa State Park, SPAC's stages host acclaimed programs in dance, classical music, jazz and opera as well as a popular concert series.
Regarded as one of America’s most prestigious and longest running summer festivals, Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s classical and contemporary programming is enjoyed by approximately 400,000 people each season. Nestled in the heart of the stunning 2,400-acre Saratoga Spa State Park and surrounded by towering pines, hiking trails and mineral springs, SPAC’s breathtaking setting greatly enriches the audience experience.
Diverse artistry thrives at SPAC, in a summer season that encompasses more than 80 unique performances across all genres. Its programming includes annual residencies by New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as the legendary Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2017.
Dynamic new series making their debuts this year include SPAC on Stage and Caffè Lena at SPAC. Additionally, the Argentinian dance company Che Malambo, brings thrilling percussive dancing to the SPAC stage. A popular concert lineup presented by Live Nation and world-class opera productions by Opera Saratoga round out the summer cultural offerings.
With a wide array of programs to choose from, there are enticing options for guests of every age and artistic taste. Experienced in combination with SPAC’s beautiful natural setting and its many amenities, a visit to SPAC is more than a performance; it’s an opportunity to make memories that last a lifetime.