The Universal Preservation Hall
Experience history in Saratoga Springs and visit the beautiful Universal Preservation Hall (UPH).
UPH, which was built in 1871 as a Methodist Church, has recently completed its long awaited transformation into a performing arts center. After its construction in 1871, the building has served numerous audiences and was the site where many historic figures spoke. In 1976, the building was sold to the United Baptist Church but unfortunately was condemned in 2000. In 2015, the people of Saratoga came together to save this historic building by transforming it into a performing arts venue. The Universal Preservation Hall was a project within the Proctors Collaborative. This program was dedicated to serving the Saratoga community through the arts, education, sustainable economic development and rich civic engagement.
Through the community’s dedication to save Saratoga’s history, UPH is now a lively space to bring art to the city. To learn more about the history of the building and upcoming shows, please visit the Universal Preservation Hall’s website!
“This place is beautiful! It’s such a unique place to have around and I can only hope that the people of Saratoga show their support to keep it going.”
—Molly C, Yelp
Take Amtrak to the Universal Preservation Hall
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