The Palace Theater is offering the public an up-close-and-personal opportunity to explore the 90-year-old venue’s historic design and backstage secrets by offering monthly, guided tours starting this Friday, October 4, from 11am – 12pm.

   Scheduled to take place the first Friday of every month, each tour begins promptly at 11am and runs for approximately one hour. The tours are led by Palace Theater Ambassadors, a core group of volunteers specially trained in the theater’s rich history, and are $5.00 per person. A special boxed lunch and tour package is also available for $20 per person. Twenty-four hour advance reservations are required to participate in the lunch and tour package.

   Built in 1920 and recorded in the National Register of Historic Places, the Palace Theater is known for its grand architectural design. Designed in a Renaissance Revival style, the building features an eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs along with marble staircases, gilded domed ceilings, cut glass chandeliers and intricate plaster relief details that make the Palace one of the most striking performing arts spaces in the state.

   To make a  tour reservation, contact Marketing and Public Relations Officer Sheree Marcucci at 203-346-2008.