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Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
+1 617-496-2222
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Great event venue

The Sanders Theater is an outstanding historic facility that hosts many great events - especially... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2014
New England
Beautiful venue!

Recently attended a performance of the Boston Philharmonic at the Sanders Theater. Both were... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2013
Norfolk, Massachusetts
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45 Quincy St, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
+1 617-496-2222
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

The Sanders Theater is an outstanding historic facility that hosts many great events - especially music & dance - with international as well as local performers. It's worth going just to experience the theater - you won't be disappointed.

Thank riny
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Recently attended a performance of the Boston Philharmonic at the Sanders Theater. Both were outstanding! The venue is a lovely, old and characteristic building, symbolic of the heritage of Harvard University. I will definitely look into what other activities are scheduled there since I'd love...More

1  Thank jmkma09
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Located inside Harvard University's Memorial Hall --dedicated to Harvard's own fallen in World I-- it's a beautiful concert space that hosts frequent high-caliber performances of mostly classical music. Prices are very reasonable and there are usually tickets at the door. For information please consult the...More

Thank Eleni O
Reviewed 25 November 2013

It is part o f Memorial Hall which is the Freshman Dining Hall (Hogwarts) and the building looks like a church from the outside so many bypass it. The Transcept is gorgeous with the windows and memorials. But the theater itself is a lecture hall...More

Thank Storyman16
Reviewed 3 November 2013

The theatre is acoustically very good and has amazing view of the performance area. However, very small seats. Difficult for taller and bigger people.

1  Thank Shamoyita M
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Concerts here are intimate and make you feel as if you are sitting in the orchestra. The Masterworks Chorale and Boston Philharmonic concerts here are a real treat, and parking is much easier than in the city!

Thank roo15
Reviewed 11 August 2013

the concert is from Summer School Harvard students, it is OK. The theatre is grand comparable to some East Europe concert hall. I like this lecture hall, and the greatest is free parking at the Broadway garage owned by Harvard University. The garage is on...More

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Worth visiting Memorial Hall and Sanders Theater. So much history.. seems not a bad seat in the house and excellent acoustics for such an old place!

Thank 1954WorldTraveller
Reviewed 29 April 2013

I've had a chance to perform in AND attend concerts at Sanders Theatre, and from both ends it's a great space. It feels like a re-imagined amphitheater. Acoustically, it's a bit of an oddity-- bass doesn't carry very well in here for some reason. But...More

Thank fenchurch128
Reviewed 11 April 2013

If you like the Victorian era, or the smell of 19th-century carved wood like old New England church pews, this place will take your breath away. The acoustics are fantastic, too. There is simply no space like it anywhere else — it epitomizes the "Athens...More

Thank ii2yeah
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