News & Updates

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.

Twiddle Welcomes Preschoolers For Heartwarming Pre-NYE Soundcheck Visit

Jan 03, 2018

Twiddle learned an important lesson recently: If you want fans for life, you need to start them off early! When it comes to keeping traditions alive, the most important thing to do is making sure a new generation is coming in to replenish the ranks. 

Sale of Palace Theatre finalized by Albany

Jan 02, 2018

The city of Albany and the Palace Performing Arts Center, the non-profit group that operates the historic theater, have completed the sale and transfer of the downtown Albany venue at 19 Clinton Ave.

Arts and cultural groups among the winners in REDC grants

Dec 14, 2017

The $85 million in state Regional Economic Development Councils grants announced on Wednesday includes many awards for arts and cultural organizations in the broader Capital Region, including $2.5 million toward renovations and modernization at Albany’s Palace Theatre, $500,000 toward new seats and other work at Proctors in Schenectady and $500,000 toward restoration of the historic Burden Iron Works Museum in Troy.