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 OrchestraThe Philadelphia Orchestra Logo

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

Opera SaratogaOpera Saratoga Logo

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.   

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. 

Saratoga Shakespeare Company

Saratoga Shakespeare Company, founded in 2000, is Saratoga County’s only professional theatre company. SSC is a member of the international
eare Theatre Association and is one of only four Shakespeare companies in the country that provides free and open access professional productions in public parks.

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.” 

Universal Preservation Hall

Universal Preservation Hall is a is a year-round performing arts and community events venue located in downtown Saratoga Springs, NY. A partner in the Proctors Collaborative, UPH is an organization dedicated to changing expectations as to how the arts can serve a community.