News & Updates

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.

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 

The City Of Albany Launches 2018 Cash For Coats Drive

Oct 09, 2018

In partnership with the Palace Theatre, Lodge’s Department Store, and the Albany School District, the drive collects cash donations to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany kids in need

Palace Theatre Wraps up Most Successful Free Summer Movie Series in Palace History

Sep 05, 2018

Summer in the City serves thousands from surrounding neighborhoods each year 

First Annual Palace Theatre Block Party Attracts Over 1500 Attendees

Aug 22, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — On Saturday, August 18, 2018 the Palace Performing Arts Center in cooperation with M&T Bank, MVP Health Care, Hot 99.1FM and local neighborhood associations held the 1st Annual Palace Theatre Community Block Party. Despite a rainy afternoon the event was a notable success with over 1,500 neighbors and community members coming out for an afternoon of family friendly local entertainment: live music (The Ill Funk Ensemble and Hot 99.1’s DJ Supreme), face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses and Food Trucks.

Palace Announces Free Summer Movie Series for Children and Families

June 18, 2018

The Palace Theatre announced their 2018 Summer in the City Movie Series at a press event held in the lobby of the Theatre. Palace Executive Director Susan Rosko Fogarty was joined by Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Steve Baboulis (Vice President & General Manager, WNTY TV-13 and Vice Chairman of the Board for the Palace Theatre), Matt Canon (Economic Development Project Manager, Albany County Office of the Executive), and Kathy Lanni (Chief Community Officer, SEFCU) to speak about this summer's lineup and the positive impact of this free family series on the local community. 

Leaders weigh in on Capital Region's creative economy

Mar 01, 2018

How does the digital age affect the performing arts? What can the Capital Region do to encourage artistic development in the community? What would P.T. Barnum do today to draw audiences to live performances?


Albany's Palace Theatre Ranked in the Top 100 Theatres for 2017 Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales

Jan 29, 2018

The Palace Theatre in Albany has been ranked in the top 100 theatres for Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales in 2017 according to international entertainment industry trade magazine, Pollstar.