The Vision

Palace Performing Arts Center, Inc. (PPAC, Inc.), the nonprofit corporation that maintains and operates the Palace Theatre in downtown Albany, has developed a vision for the future of the historic venue which includes restoration and expansion to enhance its cultural offerings and its impact on the capital city’s economic development.

The proposed project will be transformational in nature, and will be a major catalyst for the continued renaissance of Albany’s downtown arts & entertainment district as well as its surrounding neighborhoods and the greater Capital Region. The project will also have a major impact on our local arts partners, the Grammy Award-winning Albany Symphony and our resident production company, Park Playhouse.


•  New 600-Seat Theatre
•  Expansion of Original Palace Stage House
•  Support Spaces for Community Events
•  Addition of Loading Dock
•  Expanded Lobby & Box Office
•  Arts Education Studios & Classrooms
•  Video Post-Production Studio
•  Rehearsal Space