Community Engagement

The Palace Theatre's Community Engagement Initiative is an intentional effort to make the Palace Theatre more accessible to the individuals and organizations that live and operate in the community immediately adjacent to the theatre. The initiative focuses on making the Palace a community resource for the Capital Region. By subsidizing expenses associated with using the facilities, area groups that participate in theatre/dance/step/film can practice, rehearse, and develop programs at the theatre during dark days when there are no other events or performances scheduled. Our Community Engagement Initiative also provides workforce development training to members of the community and assists with becoming trained NYS certified security guards, while also offering paid internship opportunities to expose candidates to the business of arts and entertainment. This initiative allows us to collaborate with other non-profit and community-based organizations that serve the youth and families in the community throughout the summer months by providing a safe space to keep cool and enjoy family friendly programming with our Summer in the City Movie Series, Annual Block Party, Safe Trick or Treat event and various other community centered programs throughout the season.