News & Updates

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.

Palace Theatre and Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) partner to provide Albany Ambassadors at Palace Theatre Events

Nov 29, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Thanks to a generous donation from the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, the Palace Theatre and the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless are pleased to bring the Albany Ambassadors program downtown for Palace Theatre events beginning with the November 30th performance by Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera.

Mayor Sheehan & Community Partners Distribute Coats To Children

Nov 27, 2018

New coats purchased with donations from the 2018 Cash for Coats program will help keep Albany kids warm this winter.

One year as the Palace Theatre’s Executive Director and Susan Rosko Fogarty is on the Move

Nov 09, 2018

ALBANY — It’s not uncommon for Susan Rosko Fogarty to log 16,000 steps on her FitBit.

Albany Chef's Food and Wine Festival Celebrate's 10th Anniversary

Oct 29, 2018

A Decade of Difference: Dreams Imagined & Realized

10th Anniversary Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival expects to exceed $1M goal to benefit and perpetuate support for Albany Arts