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What to Bring to Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Ready to attend a concert, festival or classical event at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)? Find out what you can and cannot bring with you.

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General Ground Rules for Pop/Rock (Live Nation) Concerts

Note: The items listed below are subject to change or vary on show day.

According to SPAC's website, the following items are permitted at pop/rock (Live Nation) concerts at SPAC:

  • Small digital cameras
  • Small blankets
  • One factory sealed bottle of water up to one gallon or an empty water bottle
  • Food in a clear plastic 1-gallon zip-lock bag
  • Clear plastic bags no larger than 12” x 12” x 6” and/or small clutch bags, wristlets, or fanny packs (4.5”x 6.5”). No other bags of any type will be allowed.
  • Only collapsible lawn/camping chairs will be permitted, and the height of the chair should not exceed 43" when collapsed.

The following items are NOT permitted at SPAC's pop/rock (Live Nation) concerts:

  • Canopies, footrests, side tables, and other attachments for your chairs
  • Professional cameras with/without a detachable lens
  • Audio recording equipment
  • Video recording equipment
  • Beverages other than one factory sealed bottle of water
  • Glass bottles
  • Hard coolers
  • Laser pointers
  • Flash lights
  • Selfie sticks
  • Spiked rings or collars
  • Weapons of any kind or anything that can be used as a projectile

General Ground Rules for Classical Events (Ballet & Orchestra)

Please take note of the following rules for classical events at SPAC:

  • Umbrellas and chairs are permitted, but will be restricted by sizing for use on the main amphitheater lawn
  • Personal coolers are permitted
  • No glass of any kind is permitted
  • No beer kegs are allowed
  • No pets, roller blades, skateboards, or bikes are allowed
  • No cameras, video, or recording equipment are allowed
  • No grills, hibachis, or cooking equipment are allowed
  • No plastic tarps are allowed
  • No smoking is allowed in the center lawn area
  • It is a violation of New York State law to carry or possess any firearm, knife, weapon, or fireworks on Park Property

All ground rules are subject to change. Please contact SPAC at 518.584.9330 for the latest updates.

See the full list of ground rules on SPAC's website »