Louisville Palace Theatre

625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY, USA
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For years the heart of Louisville's downtown commercial district was Fourth Street. Shopping and dining were wonderful, and there wasn't a better way to end the day than taking in a movie at one of the gorgeous theatres--the Rialto, the Kentucky, the Ohio, the Mary Anderson or any of the other movie houses. The most beautiful of these theatres, and only one of two that survived urban renewal, is The Louisville Palace (formerly the United Artists Theatre). Its a treasure to generations of Louisvillians. The Louisville Palace is located on the east side of Fourth Street between Broadway and Chestnut. This location is convenient to the city's finest hotels and restaurants. Designed by noted architect John Eberson, the theatre opened at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 1928 at a purported cost of over two million dollars--a whole lot of money in those days. Although its facade is dynamic in appearance, it doesn't provide a clue as to the immensity and spectacular design of the interior of the theatre. Upon entering the lobby and grand foyer, the Spanish Baroque motif begins its development. Cobalt blue, bursts of red and gold indirectly light all of the niches, coves and entrances. Above the Spanish treasures there is a curved, vaulted ceiling with 139 carvings of the eternal greats. In a central portion one finds plaster busts of Socrates, Beethoven, Dante and even John Eberson himself! In any direction there is something magnificent to please the eye and spark the imagination.
Oct 27, 2009 - Nov 01, 2009
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Avenue Q
Apr 22, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
Twelve Angry Men
Jan 09, 2007 - Jan 14, 2007
Written by Reginald Rose
Play Original Drama
On The Record
Dec 14, 2004 - Dec 19, 2004
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Musical Original
Mar 09, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004
Music by Mark Hollmann; Book by Greg Kotis; Lyrics by Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann
Musical Original Comedy
The Graduate
Dec 09, 2003 - Dec 14, 2003
Written by Terry Johnson
Play Original Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jan 21, 2003 - Jan 26, 2003
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Saturday Night Fever
Apr 23, 2002 - Apr 28, 2002
Musical Original
Fiddler on the Roof
Dec 04, 2001 - Dec 09, 2001
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Musical Original Drama
Rent - Benny
Dec 05, 2000 - Dec 10, 2000
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Mar 21, 2000 - Mar 26, 2000
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Music by Steve Margoshes; Book by José Fernández; Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Jun 16, 1998 - Jun 21, 1998
Musical Original
A Tuna Christmas
Oct 21, 1995 - Oct 21, 1995
Play Original Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Nov 18, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Sep 26, 1983 - Sep 28, 1983
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama