Community Spotlight: Palace Theatre


There’s nothing quite like the live arts. Getting together with other theater lovers to see fellow community thespians perform your favorite shows is possible when you visit the Palace Theatre. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out on the town or you’re looking for a place to host your next event, look no further than the Palace Theatre.

Keep reading to learn more!

About Palace Theatre

Since its establishment in 1914, the Palace Theatre has been a staple in the New Hampshire area. Modeled after its cousin of the same namesake in New York City, the Palace Theatre was known for its dazzling décor and premium interior—and, at the time, was considered the only first-class theatre in New Hampshire that was fireproof and air conditioned.

For over 100 years, the Palace Theatre has been the go-to place for live entertainment. For a short period of time in the 1960s, the Palace Theatre performed no shows but, instead, was used as classroom space for the local college. By 1974, opening night was celebrated once again with new renovations and orchestra seating.

The ‘80s proved to be a tough time, too. In 1980, a pipe burst, and 70,000 gallons of water gushed through the theatre. Still, it didn’t falter. Only four years later, a fire ripped through the street. Thanks to the firewall built into the structure, no damage was done.

Through lack of attendance, fire, and flood, the Palace Theatre still stands tall and strong among the community.

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Why Visit the Palace Theatre?

When you visit the Palace Theatre, you’re supporting the rising stars in your own community. It’s a non-profit performing arts center that offers several shows throughout the year. With seating for up to 834 patrons, there’s plenty of space for all your friends and family to join you, too.

On top of live shows performed by the cast and crew of the Palace Theatre, there are several types of events you can attend at this venue:

  • Events produced by the Palace: These live shows are completely run, organized, and performed by the Palace Youth Theatre, Palace Teen Company, and/or Palace Professional Theatre for Children.
  • Events presented by the Palace: The Palace Theatre also hosts several concerts, comedy acts, magicians, and other live performances throughout the year.
  • Events presented at the Palace: Local organizations can rent the Palace Theatre for their own events, dance recitals, concerts, and more.

To learn more about upcoming events at the Palace Theatre, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

Plan Your Next Event

Looking for a venue for your next event? The Palace Theatre can help. Located adjacent to the theatre is The Spotlight Room. Decorated with a blend of vintage and modern décor, there’s plenty of room for up to 130 guests.

For your next intimate party, this flexible venue is just what you’re looking for.

Visit the Palace Theatre Today

Are you looking to change up your weekend plans? Want to support the artists in your community while keeping a slice of history in near-perfect condition? If so, don’t wait any longer to visit the Palace Theatre.

Contact the box office to purchase your tickets today!

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