The Palace Theatre
Center for the Performing Arts
21 West Otterman Street
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 836-8000

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The Palace Theatre has been a major force in Westmoreland County's cultural scene for generations.  Opened September 2, 1926, as the Manos Theatre, The Palace Theatre today hosts the widest variety of live entertainment in the area in a beautifully renovated 1369-seat facility, located across from the county courthouse at 21 West Otterman Street in downtown Greensburg, PA.

The Palace Theatre is home to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and a regional venue for River City Brass Band. Productions are mounted on a regular basis by local arts groups including Stage Right and Laurel Ballet. Concert promoters bring popular nationally-renowned entertainers to the Palace such as Buddy Guy, Les Claypool, Steve Hackett, Connie Francis, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Temptations, The Smothers Brothers, and Keb Mo. Westmoreland Cultural Trust, owner and developer of The Palace since 1990, sponsors national touring shows like STOMP and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and celebrity headliners like Craig Ferguson, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Bill Cosby, Crystal Gayle, Wayne Newton, Lily Tomlin, Bob Newhart, Lou Rawls, Judy Collins, Neil Sedaka, Ben Vereen, Bernadette Peters, Harry Belafonte, Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan, George Carlin, and Paul Anka.  Learn more about the Trust at www.westmorelandculturaltrust.org

The Palace TheatreThe work of original architect Leon H. Lempert & Son of Rochester, NY, much of the original Manos Theatre remains intact, including the Lobby's candlelight chandelier and golden Grecian marble, black and white floor tiles, and the unique ticket booth at the theatre's entrance. Phase II renovations begun in 1996 included air-conditioning, new stage lighting, a state-of-the-art sound system, and more comfortable and spacious seating installed throughout the entire upper level of the theatre. The original opera boxes were replicated and will be completed by painting the hand-cast, decorative moldings and hanging velvet swags.  Two original murals were  refurbished alongside the theatre's Loge seats.  (A third mural remains hidden under a layer of paint on the ceiling above the orchestra pit!)

Phase III renovations completed in September 2004 gave us the Megan's Suite, an expanded two-level suite with table seating for guests to enjoy refreshments before the show or during intermission.  The Megan's Suite is available for private parties and events.  Megan's Suite renovations included new rest rooms for men and women on the main floor and mezzanine levels, drinking fountains, and an elevator.  These projects are restoring The Palace to its original state of old-world beauty with modern day improvements, making it one of the finest theatres of its size and type in the country.

Westmoreland Cultural Trust receives state arts funding support through a grant from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
 


 


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