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Amphitheatre at SPAC
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), is a world-renowned venue for enjoying everything from ballet to rock, with wine and jazz in between.

About SPAC

Located in the Spa State Park, SPAC is one of the most beautiful venues in upstate New York. Surrounded by healthy forests and mineral springs, the Performing Arts Center blends nature and modern sophistication to create a unique and ethereal experience.

The renowned New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra make their summer home here. In addition, each year popular performing artists from a variety of musical genres play to sold-out audiences.You can also enjoy popular annual events such as the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival, and the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival. There's something for everybody. See all the events listed right here »


Ampitheater: The multi-tier ampitheater provides an acoustically ideal, vibrant, and resonant sound no matter where you sit. View SPAC's Seating Chart »

Lawn: In addition to the enclosed amphitheater, the popular and economical lawn area allows you to bring your own low-backed chair or a picnic blanket, and relax beneath the stars for night of music. The lawn is sloped and features large screens optimally placed to ensure that you see the concert as if you had 5th row seating. Kids under 12 get free admission to the lawn for SPAC classical events.

Patron's Club Dining: Prior to SPAC performances, diners enjoy gourmet meals in the historyic Beaux-Arts style Hall of Springs.

Jazz Bar: Near the Hall of Springs, the Jazz Bar provides pre-performance cocktails, small appetizers, and intermission drinks.

Private Patrons' Terrace: Exclusive to SPAC patron members, this perk offers complimentary wine, beer, and snacks before performances and during intermission.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center: Fun Facts

  • Employment. There are over 200 seasonal employees that work at SPAC during the summer months.
  • Record. The popular Dave Matthew's Band currently holds the record for the most sold-out performances at SPAC. (10)
  • Shape. SPAC's amphitheater is shaped like a curved bowl and rises 100 feet high.
  • Floor. The stage floor at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center was specifically engineered for the New York City Ballet.

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