Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)
Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), is a world-renowned amphitheater that hosts classical events, rock concerts, food and wine tastings, and more.
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 Philadelphia Orchestra make their summer homes here. Popular performing artists from a variety of musical genres also play to sold-out audiences each year. Popular annual events include the Saratoga Wine & Food Festival, the Freihofer's Jazz Festival, and many more.
Amphitheater: The multi-tier amphitheater 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 while enjoying a night of music. The lawn is sloped and features large screens optimally placed to ensure that you see the concert as well 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 historic Beaux-Arts style Hall of Springs.
Jazz Bar: In the Hall of Springs, the elegant Jazz Bar provides pre-performance cocktails and becomes a social scene with live jazz music and dancing following certain classical programs.
Private Patrons' Terrace: Exclusive to SPAC Patron members and above, 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 Matthews Band currently holds the record for the most sold-out performances at SPAC.
- 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.