What’s new at the Palace Theatre: Fall lineup, Rex Theatre, costume rentals and more

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Palace Theatre 2019-2020 lineup
Palace Theatre 2019-2020 lineup

MANCHESTER, NH – The Palace Theatre has a big season on the horizon – and not just because there are some heavy-hitting crowd-pleasing favorites ready to roll out on the marquee.

Anticipation for the Palace Theatre’s current project, the renovation of the Rex Theatre, is high and plans for completion include a grand opening celebration later this year.

In the meantime, take a peek at the 2019-2020 season main stage offerings below, and look for more shows added for the adjacent Spotlight Room – also available for your corporate and family celebrations. Details here.

2019-2020 Citizens Bank Performing Arts Series!

The Wizard of Oz
September 13 – October 6, 2019

October 25 – November 17, 2019

The Nutcracker
November 29 – December 1, 2019

A Christmas Carol
December 6 – 22, 2019

Piano Men
January 10 – February 2, 2020

Mamma Mia!
February 28 – March 22, 2020

Surprise Broadway Musical To Be Announced
April 17 – May 10, 2020

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
June 5 – 28, 2020


Get a 5 percent discount with Citizen’s Bank card – Citizens Bank’s sponsorship of the Performing Arts Series includes all of the Professional productions which are produced entirely by the Palace Theatre staff and are the theatre’s signature events. Patrons can receive a $5 discount to any show in the Citizens Bank Performing Arts Series by paying with or presenting a Citizens Bank debit or credit card at the time of purchase.

Costume Shop is open – You can rent a Rum Tum Tugger suit from the musical “Cats,” or something a bit more gothic from “Spamalot” via The Palace Theatre’s costume shop, which is  home to a wide variety of show-stopping pieces available for rent to both the public and theatre community across the United States. Costumes may be rented individually, in groups, or by show, and includes historical, military, and fantasy costumes, wigs, and accessories. Shows can also be rented as a whole set or customized to fit the need of the individual or company, and you can also rent some set pieces and props.

Wait, there’s more – You can also rent the Palace Theatre – as in the whole theatre, for a performance or event.  Contact Ray Garon for more information and available dates.

Need sets or props? The Palace Theatre currently rents some set pieces and props. Contact Jamie Quinn for more information.

Need a show? Look no further. Rental rates vary depending on the show and duration of rental. You may rent a collection in its entirety or by the piece depending on the show. Email info@palacetheatre.org for more information.

Having a special gathering? Let the Palace Theatre be your special event connection for a meeting, to enhance team-building, host a party, plan an intimate wedding, or entertain company VIPs. The newly renovated Spotlight Room can accommodate up to 110 people. Amenities include a bar area, coat closet, and restroom all located within your private reception area. Tables, chairs and coverings are available for your use. 

The Palace Theatre rents the reception room prior to Citizens Bank Performing Arts Series shows for a set fee plus the price of tickets for the show. If you select a day on which a show is not scheduled, the reception room rental fee is reduced. If you wish to serve refreshments, a bartender is an available option and you can select from the option of a cash or open bar. Rates are based on a typical meeting time of two hours but adjustments can be made based on your needs.

For availability and additional rental information, call or email Jacqueline “Jax” Youngdahl (603-668-5588 x 113) for Business Meetings, Social Events, Weddings and Children’s Parties.

Membership has its perks – The Palace Theatre has for more than a century served the city as a hub for the arts. From developing future thespians through its active youth theater programs, and current expansion project (Rex Theatre) to the addition last year of the Spotlight Room, the Palace now brings a wider range of music and theatre options to arts aficionados. All of that is made possible by the generosity of local businesses and patrons. This year, consider membership, which comes in various levels and with associated perks. Read all about it here.

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