Jan 29

Albany's Palace Theatre Ranked in the Top 100 Theatres for 2017 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales

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Article Originally Appeared in Pollstar. 

The Palace Theatre in Albany has been ranked in the top 100 theatres for Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales in 2017 according to international entertainment industry trade magazine, Pollstar.

The report published in the magazine’s most recent issue ranks venues worldwide. All figures are for tickets sold worldwide as reported to Pollstar for shows played between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

About Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre has been Albany’s iconic downtown landmark for the last eight decades – bringing the biggest names in entertainment to the Capital Region. This grand cultural and entertainment facility first opened its doors in October 1931. Built during the Depression, the 2,800-seat Palace was the largest theatre in the region noted for a number of opulent movie houses. Today, the Palace remains the sole survivor of this period of entertainment. Its storied stage has seen more than 5,000 stars such as Bob Hope, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, and great Broadway hits like Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray and more. Arguably the most notable concert event took place at the Palace Theatre in April of 1965 when the now legendary Rolling Stones appeared here on their first tour of the United States. The venue is owned and managed by The Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and currently plays host to more than 100 world-class arts and entertainment events each year.  The theatre has a significant economic footprint with over $3.5 million in ticket sales and 150,000 patrons annually. The Palace is a primary economic engine for downtown Albany. For a full event calendar and more information about the Palace Theatre, visit www.palacealbany.org.  

Tickets to all Palace Theatre events are on sale at the Palace Theatre Box Office (located at 19 Clinton Ave). Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10AM to 5PM and Saturday 10AM to 2PM as well as select days and hours for events and On Sales. Tickets are also available for purchase via Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.