Journey through the Palace Theatre's glamorous past and celebrate the arts at the Backstage Ball. Presented by CDPHP, the Palace Performing Arts Center welcomes guests to the historic Palace Theatre, downtown Albany's premier destination, for an evening of arts and entertainment throughout the grand theatre. Join us Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm, as we celebrate and honor Michele Vennard, President of the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Cocktail attire, free parking at the Quackenbush Garage.
Highlights include specialty cocktails, food stations, and fantastic entertainment. Each spring, the Backstage Ball raises unrestricted funds to support free arts education programming, low cost and free community movies for the entire family, and performing arts experiences that reach thousands each year.


Thank you to our 2018 Backstage Ball Supporters

Thank you to our 2018 Honorary Committee


This year, we are proud to present the Patron of the Arts Award to Michele Vennard, Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO. Michele is a passionate advocate for the importance of the arts in economic development. In her 25 year career at the ACCVB, she has worked tirelessly to promote Albany and the Capital Region to potential visitors, residents, and businesses, and was instrumental in bringing the Albany Capital Center project to fruition.

Pictures from the 2018 Backstage Ball: Joe Putrock