The mission of The Palace Theatre is to Entertain, Educate, and Enrich the diverse population of Stamford and Fairfield County. Our vision is to be the regional arts center for exhilarating performances that enhances the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of our community.
The mission of Stamford Center for the Arts' Palace Theatre is to Entertain, Educate, and Enrich the diverse population of Stamford and Fairfield County. Our vision is to be the regional arts center for exhilarating performances that enhances the cultural, educational, economic, and social life of our community.
Stamford Center for the Arts (SCA), a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) cultural arts organization, is the region's premier center for the performing arts. SCA owns two facilities: the renovated and restored historic Palace Theatre (61 Atlantic Street) and the state-of-the-art Rich Forum (307 Atlantic Street), in downtown Stamford, Connecticut.
The Palace Theatre, a 1,580-seat Thomas Lamb-designed vaudeville house, was acclaimed as "Connecticut's Most Magnificent" when it opened in 1927. It was restored and re-opened in 1983 for live theater, opera, dance, comedy, and concerts, plus art exhibitions in the Gallery. A multiphase Palace Improvement Project provided The Palace Theatre with a Broadway-sized stage, new dressing rooms, wardrobe and costume maintenance facilities, as well as other technical-support facilities.
The Rich Forum, which opened in 1992, includes a 757-seat theatre, the Leonhardt Studio, the glass-enclosed main lobby and reception area, which also serves as an alternative performance/display space, and the box office. The Rich Forum is currently leased by NBCUniversal as a television production studio. Renovations to the space included extensive state-of-the-art television studios created to accommodate multiple television productions with live audiences and extensive office and technical support space.
Register for a tour,
admission is $5 per person. Explore the theater, lobby spaces, Poli Club, dressing rooms, view the venue’s hidden backstage murals, and patrons will have the opportunity to walk across the stage (when available). Tours can be made handicap accessible. Click here
for the upcoming schedule.
Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals