About Us

The Palace Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth, and teen programs as well as presenting acts. We are committed to achieving our mission through preserving the historic facilities of the theatre, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community, and governing in a fiscally responsible and strategic manner.

Our beautiful 834 seat theatre is the only one of its kind in this area and the staff who work here are committed to preserving it. All administrative offices are located adjacent to the theatre, including two large dance studios used by all performers of The Palace Theatre.

The Palace Theatre offers performances that fall into one of three categories:


Events produced by the Palace Theatre include professional productions known as our Citizens Bank “Performing Arts Series”, Palace Youth Theatre, Palace Teen Company and Palace Professional Theatre for Children


Events presented by the Palace Theatre include concerts, comedy acts, magicians and many other types of performances. Some examples include: Seth Meyers, Bob Marley, Arlo Guthrie, Recycled Percussion, Kathy Griffin, Bret Michaels, Colin & Brad, and many more.


We are dedicated to providing performance space throughout the year to local dance studios, musicians, community theatre groups and many other organizations. This is to utilize our box office, website marketing and some technical staff to help produce their events.

The Palace Theatre is dedicated to strong contributions to the Manchester community in many ways. We host several New Hampshire high schools’ annual musicals, talent shows and other events as a service to the community. In addition, we offer discounted rates to many organizations and are always interested in forming partnerships with other local non-profit arts organizations. We are also proud to offer scholarships to graduating seniors who have been involved with the Palace Theatre.

We appreciate the support of our patrons, sponsors and especially the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Our Mission

The mission of the Palace Theatre Trust is to enrich the region’s cultural life and serve as a community resource through its stewardship of the historic Palace Theatre. It does so by providing a broad range of live, high quality, professional and community performances, as well as educational opportunities for performers and audiences of all ages.

Rent a Space


The Spotlight Room at the Palace is an ideal event space destination for any occasion! Located conveniently next door to the Palace Theatre, this newly renovated space can host a plethora of events, parties and functions.