Offering seats for nearly 25,000 attendees, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center plays host each year to some of the biggest music events in upstate New York. The venue annually plays host to high-profile artists, and the 2014 schedule promises another year of top-notch concerts. As you prepare to attend Motley Crue and Alice Cooper on August 26, read through the list of informative details about the venue below.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Seating Information
Most performances at Saratoga Performing Arts Center offer seven seating options. Furthest from the stage, the general admission lawn section offers outdoor, uncovered seating areas for viewing Motley Crue and Alice Cooper, while the first area closest to the stage, the orchestra pit section, may be broken into general admission or reserved seating. Immediately behind is the orchestra (sections 1, 4, and 5), followed by the lower front (sections 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8-14). In the midst of the lower front area are the lower boxes, broken into left, center, and right sections. All these sections are covered under the venue roof, as are the final two sections: the balcony (15-30) and the upper box section, which offers seating immediately in front of balcony sections 15-19.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center General Information
At Saratoga Performing Arts Center, any coolers, glass containers, and grills are prohibited. However, guests are allowed to bring food contained in a clear one gallon plastic bag, along with one factory sealed, one gallon bottle of water. Strollers, small lawn chairs, and umbrellas are permitted as well. Free admission is available to children under age two, but they must sit with an adult in the reserved seating area.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Parking Information and Gates Times
Generally, the parking lots at Saratoga Performing Arts Center open two hours before the concert. For most popular music events, SPAC gates open one hour prior, while for classical concerts, gates usually open two hours before the start time.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Accessibility
Saratoga Performing Arts Center is an ADA approved facility. During most performances, assisted hearing devices and various other accommodations are available to venue guests. For specific details on the venue's accessibility options, contact a member of the box office.