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Palace Theater - Waterbury

100 East Main Street, Waterbury, CT, USA
Seats (approximate): 2592

Named after theater impresario Sylvester Z. Poli, construction on the Poli Palace began in 1920. In January of 1922, the Palace officially opened its doors. Designed by period architect Thomas Lamb, in what is described as a Renaissance Revival style, the Palace Theater featured an eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs and boasted grand lobby spaces, and ornate dome ceilings, in a palatial setting fit for a king - but intended for the people of Waterbury. Originally a movie/vaudeville house, the Palace Theater changed with the times over its seventy years of operation, presenting everything from silent films, to the Big Band sounds of the Tommy Dorsey Band, to contemporary rock concerts such as Bruce Springsteen. Once considered the premier performance venue in the Northeast, the Palace unfortunately saw its lights go dim in 1987. Now, after eighteen years of being dark, and a significant financial investment by the State of Connecticut, the lights are back on at the landmark Palace Theater, with a major renovation, restoration and expansion. Positioning itself as Greater Waterbury's Center for the Performing Arts, this exquisite complex will showcase a performance schedule that includes Broadway shows, comedy acts, family entertainment and so much more! With a mission focused on serving as an art, cultural, educational and economic catalyst for the community, the Palace Theater will once again reclaim its position as a destination for the people of Waterbury and beyond. The future is full of entertaining new possibilities!

Productions Production Dates
The Sound of Music
Musical, Revival, Drama
Mar 07, 2017 - Mar 12, 2017
Kinky Boots
Musical, Original
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Dec 06, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016
Dirty Dancing
Musical, Original
Oct 07, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
Irving Berlins White Christmas - 2015
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Nov 06, 2015 - Nov 08, 2015
I Love Lucy
Play, Original, Comedy
Original Music Composer: Peitor Angell; Adapted for the Stage and with new material by Kim Flagg, Rick Sparks; Special Lyrics by Wayne Moore
May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Newsies The Musical
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Oct 22, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014
Million Dollar Quartet
Musical, Original
Jun 06, 2014 - Jun 08, 2014
Jersey Boys
Musical, Original
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Oct 09, 2013 - Oct 13, 2013
Peter Pan
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Feb 15, 2013 - Feb 17, 2013
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 20, 2012 - Jan 22, 2012
A Chorus Line
Musical, Revival, Drama
Feb 22, 2010 - Feb 28, 2010
Mamma Mia! - Second National
Musical, Original, Comedy
Jan 22, 2008 - Jan 27, 2008
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Jan 11, 2007 - Jan 14, 2007
Les Misérables - Third National
Musical, Original, Drama
Mar 21, 2006 - Mar 26, 2006
Evita - 2004
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Feb 11, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Mar 29, 2005 - Mar 30, 2005
Jesus Christ Superstar
Musical, Revival, Drama
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 12, 2005