Resident Companies

New York City BalletNew York City Ballet Logo

New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world, with a roster of spectacular dancers and an unparalleled repertory. The Company was founded in 1948 by George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, and it quickly became world-renowned for its athletic and contemporary style. Jerome Robbins joined NYCB the following year and, with Balanchine, helped to build the astounding repertory and firmly establish the Company in New York. The New York City Ballet performed at the opening ceremony for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 1966 and has had a residency here every summer since. 

The Philadelphia Orchestra

The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the world’s greatest orchestras, has a keen ability to capture the hearts and imaginations of its audiences. Embedded into SPAC’s DNA from the venue’s inception, SPAC’s amphitheater was built specifically for the Orchestra under the direction of Eugene Ormandy. The Philadelphia Orchestra and its young, dynamic Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, also the Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera, have been in residence every summer at Saratoga Performing Arts Center since 1966. 

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln CenterThe Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Logo

Through its many performances, education programs, recordings, and broadcast activities, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings the exhilarating experience of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind. Under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS has been in residency at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center since 2014, presenting a wide variety of concerts, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing artists constitute multi-generational and international roster of the world’s finest chamber musicians, enabling CMS at SPAC to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style, and historical period. 

Community Partners


Caffè LenaCaffe Lena

Caffè Lena presents extraordinary music in an intimate setting steeped in history. First opened in 1960, it is widely recognized as the longest continuously operating folk venue in the United States and the leading small venue in the Capital Region. Every night Caffe Lena treats its audience, online or in person, to an unparalleled listening experience featuring genres of all kinds. Its devotion to presenting deserving talent regardless of fame sets the stage for musical discovery year round. The Caffe’s programming now extends beyond live music as they offer online music classes for children and adults, community programs and more. 

Northshire Books

Northshire Bookstore, Your Independent Bookstore, is a family-owned, independent bookstore, with locations in Manchester Center, Vermont, and Saratoga Springs, New York as well as at, an exciting comprehensive website with easy shopping and exciting content for book lovers everywhere.

We strive to offer the finest and largest collections of new, used and rare books in New England and beyond as well as unique and treasured gifts, all to enrich and engage the mind, spirit and soul. With over 300,000 titles and treasures in each physical store, also offers over 10 million titles available for quick and convenient delivery to your home from our campus in the green hills of Vermont.

Opera Saratoga

Opera Saratoga serves the communities of Saratoga Springs, the Lower Adirondack and New York State Capital areas by providing access to world-class opera through the production of an annual Summer Festival, as well as year-round activities including extensive educational programs, mentorship of emerging operatic artists, and unique opportunities for the public to experience opera in both our home theater and non-traditional venues that leverage and embrace the unique cultural, historic, and natural resources of the area.   

Pitney Meadows Community Farm

As a well-known and cherished farm landscape, with its cluster of rustic gray barns, large open farm field, and acres of woodlands and wetlands, Pitney Meadows Community Farm, founded in 2016, is taking root and promises vast opportunities for the community for years to come. Its mission is to celebrate and explore agricultural education, healthy food production and recreation on this preserved working farm.

Saratoga Arts

Saratoga Arts is your community arts center. Founded in 1986 by and for artists and audiences, Saratoga Arts’ mission is to enrich the region by cultivating a vibrant arts community and by ensuring that the arts are accessible to all. The Arts Center at 320 Broadway in historic downtown Saratoga Springs is the home for arts education for all ages; an art gallery; a gift shop, a performance space for film, music, theater, and much more.

In its 30+ years, Saratoga Arts has brought the arts to over 1,000,000 people through its programs and provided performing and visual artists opportunities to earn over $3,000,000 in art sales and performance fees. Saratoga Arts is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of our members, friends and community.

Saratoga Book Festival

The Saratoga Book Festival (SBF) is an annual community-wide celebration of books in downtown Saratoga Springs, New York with a mission to encourage a lifelong love of reading and promote greater literacy for all.

Held in venues throughout downtown Saratoga Springs, for one glorious weekend each year, SBF brings writers, book lovers, and reluctant readers together for thoughtful conversations, fascinating interviews, book talks, readings, workshops, youth program, and more.

Skidmore College

Skidmore College is a highly ranked, residential, liberal arts college situated in Saratoga Springs, New York. With 2,500 students from 40 states and 70 countries, 43 majors, more than 100 student clubs, funded research and internship opportunities, and 118 study abroad programs, it offers a dynamic college experience and is consistently acclaimed in national rankingsSkidmore has been recognized as one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges,” a “Best Value” school and a “Hidden Ivy.” 

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

The purpose of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery is to awaken the community to the richness and diversity of the human experience through the medium of art. The Tang invites curiosity and collaborative learning th rough active engagement with ideas, artworks, and exhibitions.

The Tang’s designation as a teaching museum signals Skidmore’s intent to make Tang exhibitions and museum use by students and faculty a significant aspect of the interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts education it offers.


WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Stations and translators are in twenty-nine locations throughout the region.

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year thanks to a very dedicated group of board members, staff, interns and volunteers.


Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following disciplines: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video.