Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center History
For nearly half a century the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts
Center has been one of the most popular destinations for entertainment in upstate New York. The venue opened with a performance
of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream courtesy of the New York Ballet and has been putting on hit shows ever
since. The performing arts center is made up of both an indoor theater and an outdoor amphitheater providing the venue with
the opportunity to put on a wide variety of shows throughout the year. The indoor theater is often used for ballet and theatrical
productions, while the outdoor amphitheater is used for summer concerts by big time performers like Bruce Springsteen who
has performed at the venue twice. Whenever you are planning on attending a performance at the Saratoga Springs Performing
Arts Center be sure to get your tickets from StubHub well in advance so you can choose from among the best seats in the house.
Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center Events
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center has long been known for being
home to all of the best events in the Saratoga Springs and Albany area. the indoor theater has hosted some of the best theatrical
events to hit upstate New York, including several notable performances by the New York Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Meanwhile the outdoor amphitheater hosts a summer series of concerts that cannot be beat. Already big name acts like Nickelback
and the 5 Seconds of Summer Tour are scheduled to hit the stage at the outdoor amphitheater during the summer of 2015.
Albany, New York
Saratoga Springs is located not far from Albany which is the state capital of New York and is
always brimming with things to do. It is among the few original settlements of the thirteen colonies that is still intact
and as such offers plenty to explore for history buffs. There are numerous parks to spend the day in including Lincoln Park,
Buckingham Lake Park, and Washington Park. The bulk of the Albany skyline is made up of the Empire State Plaza which was designed
by Wallace Harrison at the behest of former governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and features the Erastus Corning Tower which is
the tallest edifice in the state not found in New York City. Palace Theatre and the Egg are two ideal destinations for patrons
of the performing arts and people looking for a night out on the town will want to hit up all of the restaurants and bars
on Pearl Street, Madison Avenue, Lark Street, and Delaware Avenue.
The theater inside the
Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center can hold up to 5,000 people for its biggest performances. The amphitheater can hold
up to 20,000 people and offer visitors the choice of reserved or lawn seats. Whichever venue you choose to visit at the Saratoga
Springs Performing Arts Center you are sure to have an unforgettable time.
The Saratoga Springs
Performing Arts Center was the site of a now legendary 1968 performance by controversial rock band The Doors.