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1. Palace Theater Offers Year-round Entertainment

Begin your tour in Waterbury once the center of the brass industry in the U.S. Take Exit 22 off I-84 east at the 2nd light take a left on South Main St. go under the I-84 overpass, at the next light take a left on Grand St.

To reach the Palace Theater, from South Main St. proceed straight after the first traffic light and turn right on Scovill St. to the parking garage on your left. In 1920, Thomas Lamb designed The Palace Theater in the Renaissance Revival style; note the eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs on the buildings exterior and its ornate dome ceilings and grand lobby spaces inside. The Palace began as a movie and vaudeville house and changed venues with the times until it closed in 1987. Eighteen years later the newly restored theater has once again become the cultural heart of Waterbury.