Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the best seat?
There isn’t a bad seat at the Broadview Stage! Some music goers prefer to sit closer to the stage, in the Orchestra seats, so they can be closer to their favorite performers and watch them more clearly, while others prefer to sit in the Balcony where they can see the entire performance at once. Many audience members also enjoy the experience on the Lawn to picnic and dance to their best songs.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code at Saratoga Performing Arts Center! Feel like rocking jeans and a t-shirt? Go for it! Prefer a suit and tie or a cocktail dress? That works too! You will see a diverse range of clothes among audience members.
How long are the performances usually?
Most classical concerts and ballets run for around 1-2 hours with one or two 20 minute intermissions. Some productions last 90 minutes without an intermission. Evening performances kick off at 7:30PM, with Gates opening at 5:30PM and the Broadview Stage opening at 7:00PM.
Are phones permitted?
Before the performance starts, the venue welcomes photography and video of your experience. Once the curtain rises, they politely ask audience members to silence all electronic devices and avoid using them until intermission or the end of the performance. The use of flash photography or any kind of recording devices are not allowed.
Are there any special discounts for kids?
Children under the age of 12 go free on the lawn and receive 50% off seats in the amphitheater for performances of the New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival!
What if I Need Medical Assistance Or There Is An Emergency?
Saratoga Performing Arts Center has medical staff onsite who are readily available throughout every performance. If there is an emergency, please call the Saratoga Spa State Park police : (518) 584-2004. Golf carts are available on request to assist audience members with disabilities from the entrance to their seats.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
For attendees who experience challenges with mobility, there is a wheelchair ramp that provides easier access into the amphitheater. This is located on the north side of the Broadview Stage behind the Hall of Springs Gate. All reserved seats on the lower level including sections 1 to 14 can be accessed without using stairs.
While the balcony can be accessed using balcony ramps, please note that only the accessible reserved seats behind sections 16 to 17 can be assessed without the need for stairs. For all other sections in the balcony, stairs are required.