Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga Performing Arts Center, or SPAC, is a performance venue in Saratoga Springs, New York. Located in the 2400-acre Saratoga Spa State Park, SPAC has. multiple outdoor stages and lawn areas and hosts a variety of music and dance festivals throughout the year, right in the midst of the natural beauty within Saratoga Springs.

SPAC includes multiple venues on its campus, the Amphitheater, the Spa Little Theater, the Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage, the Hall of Springs and the Jazz Bar, and the Julia Bonacio Family Pavilion and The Pines.

The Amphitheater has a capacity of 25,000 people with over 5,00 sheltered seats as well as a lawn for an additional 20,000 people. The Spa Little Theater is a 500-seat theater to showcases the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as well as year-round programs in dance and music. The Charles R. Wood Discovery Stage is an open-air stage utilized mainly for the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival and the Caffe Lena @ SPAC concert. The Pines features an indoor multi-purpose room and the Pines Terrace has a balcony with incredible views. The Julia Bonacio Family Pavilion is a great sport to set up have a quick bite and hang out before a performance. The Hall of Springs is a historic banquet venue overlooking the Reflecting Pool with the Jazz Bar inside which hosts an after-hours social scene with live jazz music.

Upcoming Events

Beyond their yearly programming, there are many special events at SPAC. Some upcoming performances include John Fogerty, Hootie & The Blowfish, Lainey Wilson, Niall Horan, Brooks & Dunn, Tyler Childers, Dave Matthews Band, New York City Ballet, Third Eye Blind, Impractical Jokers, Train, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Harry Potter in Concert, John Legend, and so many more!

View a full calendar of events here.

SPAC School of the Arts

This is a multidisciplinary arts school founded in 2021 to ensure that students have the opportunity to experience the transformative powers of the arts. SPAC SOTA features classes for people of all ages – children, teens, and adults – so everyone can appreciate the arts, from dance to music to performing.

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