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Louisville Palace Theatre

625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY, USA
Seats (approximate): 2623

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.

Productions Production Dates
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Oct 27, 2009 - Nov 01, 2009
Avenue Q
Musical, Original, Comedy, Puppets
Music by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez; Book by Jeff Whitty; Lyrics by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez
Apr 22, 2008 - Apr 27, 2008
Twelve Angry Men
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Reginald Rose
Jan 09, 2007 - Jan 14, 2007
On The Record
Musical, Original
Scenarist: Chad Beguelin
Dec 14, 2004 - Dec 19, 2004
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Mark Hollmann; Book by Greg Kotis; Lyrics by Greg Kotis, Mark Hollmann
Mar 09, 2004 - Mar 14, 2004
The Graduate
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Terry Johnson
Dec 09, 2003 - Dec 14, 2003
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jan 21, 2003 - Jan 26, 2003
Saturday Night Fever
Musical, Original
Apr 23, 2002 - Apr 28, 2002
Fiddler On The Roof
Musical, Revival, Comedy,Drama
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Dec 04, 2001 - Dec 09, 2001
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Jan 16, 2001 - Jan 21, 2001
Rent - Benny
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Dec 05, 2000 - Dec 10, 2000
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Mar 21, 2000 - Mar 26, 2000
Musical, Original
Music by Steve Margoshes; Book by José Fernandez; Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Mar 07, 2000 - Mar 12, 2000
Cats - Fourth National
Musical, Original
Jun 16, 1998 - Jun 21, 1998
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Nov 18, 1994 - Nov 20, 1994