100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-346-2000.
PALACE THEATER TOURS OFFER PATRONS BACKSTAGE PASS--Guided Tours Scheduled for June 3 and 11. Embark on a journey through 94 years of theater magic during the Waterbury Palace Theater's upcoming monthly tour scheduled for Friday, June 3, from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. Admission is $5.00 per person and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. Groups larger than ten people are asked to contact the Box Office to book their reservations in advance. The Palace is also offering a free tour on Saturday, June 11, from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m., as part of Connecticut Open House Day, a one-day statewide event designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse world of history, art, and tourism. The tour is limited to the first 80 registrants, who can sign up in advance by calling the Box Office.
During each tour, attendees are led on an educational exploration through nine decades of breathtaking architecture, technical ingenuity and backstage mystique related to the Palace's rich history. In addition to exploring the theater, Poli Club and grand lobby spaces, patrons also have the opportunity to visit the green room and star dressing rooms, walk across the stage and view the venue's hidden backstage murals featuring artwork painted and signed by past performers and Broadway touring companies. Guests are also invited to browse a rarely seen collection of the theater's pre-restoration photos, in addition to viewing elements from the Palace's Tenth Anniversary History Exhibit, which include a visual timeline of historic milestones dating back to 1922, as well as original theater seats from the 1920s.