Inside the amphitheater are 5,200 sheltered seats; outside, the sloping lawn can accommodate an additional 20,000. Guests have a lot of options at SPAC. Whether choosing orchestra pit, box seats, balcony, or lawn, the amphitheater’s curved design and the land’s natural slope ensures all guests will enjoy a beautiful view and extraordinary sound.

saratoga performing arts center seating chart

The Saratoga Performing Arts Center offers many seating options for guests.


The Amphitheater was dreamed up in the 1960s as a means to support the New York Philharmonic and the New York City Ballet. It began as a simple question posed by New York newspaperman Duane Le Fleche. He noted that the reservation in Saratoga Springs would make a nice location for those companies needing summer residency.

The idea took off, and in no time there was community-wide support. Ground was broken in 1964, and the amphitheater was brought to life, surrounded by the natural land and lush pines of Saratoga Spa State Park. It is now host to the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York City Ballet.