SPAC’s Mission

For over 50 years, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in heart of the glorious Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, NY, has been the Summer home of New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the location of more than a thousand performances of best-in-class artists across all genres.

As it moves into its next 50 years, SPAC embraces its role as a steward of its place in the natural world and the transformative power of beauty in human lives. SPAC works to harness that power from both man-made and natural sources to forge deep connections from person to person and person to planet through a future that embraces an ever-expanding definition of the Arts including performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, culinary arts, healing arts and beyond.

In its work on behalf of art, artists and community, SPAC works to educate, reveal, inspire, and serve the beauty in the world which connects, respects, and elevates all human beings.


The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), located in the historic resort town of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, is one of America’s most prestigious summer festivals. Its tranquil setting in a 2,400-acre park preserve surrounded by hiking trails, geysers, and natural mineral springs draws vacation crowds and arts connoisseurs each year for immersive experiences of performances by resident companies New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, Opera Saratoga, and concerts by Live Nation. SPAC also hosts the annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival in addition to imaginative programming such as the popular “SPAC on Stage” series and Caffè Lena @ SPAC. 

SPAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Donations and proceeds from fundraising events benefit the Center’s children’s education programs and support the vibrancy of its classical season.