News & Updates

Palace Theatre Announces Summer In The City Free Movie Series

June 13, 2022

The Palace Theatre is pleased to announce that Summer In The City returns to the Palace Theatre with 8 FREE family friendly movies on our Big Screen, games, activities, giveaways and Free Popcorn for All Kids 12 & Under! Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor SEFCU and series sponsors Price Chopper Supermarkets / Market 32, National Grid, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center & Stewart's Shops Capital Region families can enjoy a free movie in the cool, comfortable Palace Theatre every Tuesday all summer long.

Black History Month Celebration 2022 "The Health & Wellness Project"

Feb 22, 2022

Join us on Monday, February 28 at 7PM for the Black History Month Celebration 2022 "The Health & Wellness Project" - a free virtual evening of art, music, dance and spoken word by some of the most talented Black artists in the Capital Region.

The Palace Sessions Presents Thomas Nicholas

Jan 18, 2022

The Palace Theatre, The City of Albany & Mirth Films present The Palace Sessions with Thomas Nicholas - Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00pm.

2021 Cash for Coats Program Raises Over $42,000 for Albany Kids

Nov 16, 2021

Cash for Coats partners gathered at Pine Hills Elementary today to distribute new winter items collected through the 2021 Cash for Coats Drive. Cash donations were collected throughout the month of October and early November to benefit the drive, which has distributed tens of thousands of brand new coats, hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to Albany children since 2007. This year over $42,000 was collected for the purchase of over 1,500 coats and more than 3,500 hats/gloves/scarves. The winter items were given out to City School District of Albany children at multiple schools this week.

Cash For Coats Benefit Concert - October 26th at the Palace Theatre

Oct 12, 2021

The City of Albany, the Palace Theatre and Cash for Coats program partners announced details for the Cash for Coats Benefit Concert at the Palace Theatre on October 26th. Billboard Triple A Top 40 Artist Jocelyn & Chris will be performing a special set along with special guests Laveda. The concert will be recorded and aired as an upcoming episode of the award winning Palace Sessions video series in collaboration with Mirth Films.

Palace Theatre Announces Free Community Block Party

Aug 11, 2021

The Palace Performing Arts Center, in cooperation with MVP Health Care, the New York State Council on the Arts & HOT 99.1 and our local neighborhood associations is pleased to present the Palace Theatre Community Block Party. Saturday, August 28 from Noon to 4PM, the area around the Palace Theatre will be filled with music, family friendly activities, vendors, community organizations & more!

Palace Theatre Announces Official Reopening with Free Summer Movie Series for Children

June 30, 2021

The Palace Theatre’s Summer in the City Movie Series, presented by SEFCU will return to offer seven free, family-friendly movies to children and families from neighborhoods around the Palace in downtown Albany. The movie series provides children with the opportunity to enjoy the excitement and beauty of the historic Palace Theatre, while offering fun, safe and positive opportunities to become engaged in the arts. 

Our Art Class & the Palace Theatre Welcome Local Youth for Our Annual Juneteenth Youth Art Exhibition

June 21, 2021

On Friday, June 18th, youth from Our Art Class, Albany 518 SNUG & The West Hill Refugee Welcome Center joined with APD Officer Silver to create and display art and messages of hope under the Palace Theatre marquee in celebration of Juneteenth.