News & Updates

The City of Albany Launches 2019 Cash For Coats Drive at Palace Theatre

Oct 04, 2019

In partnership with the Palace Theatre, Lodge’s Department Store, and the Albany School District, the drive collects cash donations to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany kids in need.

Palace Theatre To Premiere James Franco's "The Pretenders"

Sep 09, 2019

Life imitates deadly art as French New Wave obsessed film student Terry (Jack Kilmer) and his best friend, the smooth talking Phil (Shameik Moore) are both seduced by mysterious actress Catherine (Jane Levy). The longer they know each other, the more they realize they don’t truly know the real Catherine. After years of sex, betrayal, and collateral damage, the three careen into a lifestyle that leaves one of them fighting for their life.

Filming for THE PRETENDERS took place in 2016 throughout Albany and the Capital Region including the Palace Theatre.

Palace Theatre Welcomes Over 1,500 for 2nd Annual Community Block Party

Aug 27, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the Palace Performing Arts Center (in cooperation with Price Chopper / Market32, MVP Health Care, Hot 99.1FM and local neighborhood associations) hosted the 2nd annual Palace Theatre Community Block Party. The weather was beautiful for the duration of the event, allowing all of the festivities to go on outside of the theatre. 

Palace To Hold 2nd Annual Community Block Party

Aug 13, 2019

The Palace Performing Arts Center, in cooperation with Price Chopper/Market 32, MVP Health Care, HOT 99.1and our local neighborhood associations is pleased to present the 2ndAnnual Palace Theatre Community Block Party. This Saturday, August 17 from Noon to 4PM, the area around the Palace Theatre will be filled with music, family friendly activities, vendors, community organizations, food trucks & more.

Palace Announces 5th Annual Free Summer Movie Series

June 17, 2019

On June 17th, the Palace Theatre announced their annual Summer in the City Movie Series for 2019. A press conference was held in the lobby of the historic Theatre to inform the public about this free family movie series that is now on its 5th year. Interim Executive Director of the Palace Theatre Billy Piskutz was joined by Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, SEFCU Chief Community Officer Kathy Lanni, and Albany Med Senior Vice President for Development and Communications Molly Nichol to speak about the positive impact this free program has on the children and families in the local community.

Behind the scenes of the Palace Theatre's $35 million expansion plan

Jan 29, 2019

The Palace Theatre in downtown Albany could be getting an expanded lobby, a VIP lounge and a new marquee under a $35 million plan to transform the theater.

Albany's Palace Theatre Refocusing Its Vision For Future

Jan 28, 2019

ALBANY — Stephen Sondheim's words, written more than 60 years ago for a song in "West Side Story," sum up the optimistic if not fully formed attitude at the Palace Theatre today as the historic venue looks toward launching, for the second time, its ambitious plan to renovate the theater.

Palace Performing Arts Center Announces New Chairman of the Board

Jan 16, 2019

January 4, 2019 - ALBANY, NY: The Palace Performing Arts Center (PPAC) today announced changes to its Board of Directors. Stephen Baboulis has been named as the Chairman of the Board, succeeding Alan Goldberg who steps down after a long and successful tenure. Mr. Goldberg will remain on the board as Chairman Emeritus. Additionally, Dr. John Bennett has been named as Vice Chairman and Jeffrey Stone as Treasurer.