School Time Shows

2018 Free School Time Shows

Each year, the Palace welcomes thousands of students to our historic theatre for school-time performances of plays and musicals.

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Produced by artists from our resident production company, Park Playhouse, these school-time presentations are selected with New York State curriculum standards in mind and are drawn from genres including history, literature, mathematics and science. Our teaching artists develop Activity & Study Guides and share them with participating schools ahead of your visit to enhance the experience for your students.

Attendance by schools is free of charge. Click here for our 2018 information packet. To make a reservation, contact Ashley Simone Kirchner, Arts & Education Coordinator, at (518) 465-3335 x113 or [email protected] 

Please note, these productions also tour the Capital Region and can visit your school - check out our Scholastic Touring Shows

Parents - even if your child's school is not participating, you can still be part of the action. These productions are also made available to the general public with low cost tickets for adults & free seating for kids as part of our Palace Family Series.


Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10am. Part of our Black History Month celebration in February, Polkadots teaches students to celebrate differences between people as part of what makes us all special!


Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10am. Based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon, this fantastic show features favorites like "Just A Bill", "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction".


Pinkalicious the Musical

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10am. Based on the popular book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious, who lives her dream of turning pink from head to toe, teaches us the power of problem solving, self-control, and the importance of moderation!

Coming to the show with your school? Click here to learn more about venue procedures for our School Time Shows.

To learn more, or to sign up to attend a performance with your students, call Ashley Simone Kirchner, Arts & Education Coordinator, at (518) 465-3335 x113‚Äč or click the button below to send Ashley an email.




Ticketed School Time Shows

As a national touring house, the Palace Theatre also presents a number of ticketed school time shows presented by Theatreworks USA and Chamber Theatre. 

These tickets can only be purchased directly from their presenting company.

Visit and to see the shows coming to the Palace Theatre this year and details on how to purchase your tickets.