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History Class

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COVID-19 UPDATE: The Spring 2021 class will be a four-week in-person program and is limited to 18 participants to ensure proper social distancing. Masks must be worn by all participants.

The Palace Theater could have gone the way of the wrecking ball as so many historic theaters have, but was rescued from that fate to come back in a blaze of restored glory when it re-opened in 2004.

Join Palace Theater historian, Louis Belloisy, for a fascinating four-week class exploring the theater’s beginnings and learn about its history, architecture, lore and roster of entertainers that have graced its stage that reads like a “Who’s Who” from the world of entertainment. The class includes visuals and handouts and guest presenters.

Learn more about the Palace Theater before the class by visiting Louis Belloisy's history website »

There is a $35 per student fee. Pre-registration is required and may be done online, in person or by calling the Box office at 203.346.2000.

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Class Schedule
Tuesdays 10:15am – 11:45am

April 6 – House Tour (Entire Building)
April 13 – Slide Show (Orchestra Bar Lobby)
April 20 – Backstage Tour (Entire Building) 
May 4 – Q&A with Palace CEO Frank Tavera (Poli Club)

Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:45am

April 7 – House Tour (Entire Building)
April 14 – Slide Show (Orchestra Bar Lobby)
April 21 – Backstage Tour (Entire Building) 
May 5 – Q&A with Palace CEO Frank Tavera (Poli Club)

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