News & Updates

The Palace Sessions Live returns on January 13 with a free live performance by The E-Block

Dec 28, 2023

The Palace Theatre and Mirth Films announce the return of the Palace Sessions with a Free performance by The E-Block at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, January 13 at 7pm! This performance is Free and Open to the Public (while tickets last) and will be filmed live for a future airing of The Palace Sessions.

Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Foundation announces $25,000 contribution to the Palace Theatre’s Community Engagement Initiative

Aug 30, 2023

Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family Foundation has announced a $25,000 contribution to the Palace Theatre’s Community Engagement Initiative. 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.

Palace Theatre Announces Line up for the 2023 Summer in the City Free Movie Series

June 26, 2023

The Palace Theatre’s Summer in the City Movie Series, presented by Broadview Federal Credit Union will again offer eight 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.

Palace Theatre Announces First Annual Renaissance Black Film Fest

May 19, 2023

The first annual Renaissance Black Film Festival (RBFF) is coming to New York’s Capital region, running June 22–25 at the historic Palace Theatre and the opulent Renaissance Hotel, both within walking distance from one another in Albany’s charming Downtown business district. With the guidance of Festival Ambassador Morris Chestnut and honorary board members Gail Bean of FX’s hit series Snowfall and writer, producer, director Jamal Hill, the inaugural Renaissance Black Film Festival at Albany’s historic Palace Theatre will spotlight the work of up-and-coming Black filmmakers in the industry’s blossoming new production hub. 

Palace Theatre & Building on Love to Host Fundraiser for Local Family

Mar 23, 2023

The Palace Theatre and Building on Love are partnering up to present The Frank White Experience and special guest DJ TGIF, live in the Palace Lobby - Saturday, April 1 at 7:00PM. Part of the Palace Theatre’s Community Engagement Initiative, all proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Building on Love and will be used to support the McLean Family, to assist in covering the expenses of cancer treatment for their son Ezekiel.

Palace Theatre & the City of Albany honor moe. during two-night run

Feb 24, 2023

As moe. prepares for a 2-night run at Albany’s Palace Theatre beginning tonight (2/24), coinciding with the fifth annual “,” the city has announced that it is temporarily renaming N. Pearl, the street on which the Palace Theatre stands, to moe.street, effective immediately. The decision honors the deep ties between moe. and the City of Albany, which began with the band’s early days living together on Central Avenue in the ‘90s. Their first performance at the Palace Theatre took place on February 23rd, 1996, as part of a “Rock The Vote” concert, and this Saturday will mark the band’s 17th appearance at the venue, in addition to a short video concert they filmed in the Palace Theatre Lobby in the fall of 2020.

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.