The Palace Theater is offering the public a unique opportunity to explore the 90-year-old venue’s historic design and backstage secrets by offering monthly, guided tours. The next tour is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 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 specially trained group of engaging volunteers well-versed in the theater’s rich history, architectural design and entertaining anecdotal information.
Tours are $5.00 per person, and while reservations can be made in advance, drop-ins are always welcome. A special boxed lunch and tour package is also available for groups of 15 or more and cost $20.00 per person. Reservations for the lunch package need to be made at least three days in advance of the desired tour date.
In the case of inclement winter weather, information regarding tour cancellations will be announced on WATR 1320AM or will be available by calling the Box Office at 203-346-2000.
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 tour reservations, contact Marketing and Public Relations Officer Sheree Marcucci at 203-346-2008.
About the Palace Theater
The Palace’s primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences. For more information, visit: www.palacetheaterct.org.
The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges support by Comcast, Crystal Rock, Webster Bank, Bank of America, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, Naugatuck Savings Bank, Waterbury Hospital, Republican-American, and WATR Radio.