The Palace Theater could have gone the way of the wrecking ball as so many historic theaters have, but was rescued from that fate to come back in a blaze of restored glory when it re-opened in 2004.
Join Palace Theater historian, Louis Belloisy, for a fascinating five-week class exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes visuals and handouts and guest presenters, along with the opportunity to watch the behind the scenes load-in process when the national tour of Rudolph arrives on November 30. Learn more about the Palace Theater before the class by visiting Louis Belloisy's history website »
There is a $35 per student fee. Pre-registration is required and may be done online, in person or by calling the Box office at 203.346.2000.
Fridays 10:15am – 11:45am
October 26 – House Tour (Entire Building)
November 2 – Slide Show (Orchestra Bar Lobby)
November 9 – Q&A with Palace Admin (Poli Club)
November 16 – Backstage Tour (Entire Building)
November 30 – Viewing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Load-in (Mezzanine)
Photo Credit: Jim Shannon, Republican-American