COVID-19 Update: The Palace Theater is Covid-certified for reopening while adhering to the crowd size gathering mandates of Connecticut. Tours are limited to 20 patrons at this time. All patrons (and volunteer tour guides) must be masked and maintain social distancing throughout the tour. Hand sanitizing stations are available within the theater.
Get an all access pass to explore ten decades of onstage history and backstage mystique during the Palace Theater’s monthly 90 minute guided venue tours. Each tour is led by a specially trained group of engaging volunteers well-versed in the theater’s rich history, architectural design and entertaining anecdotal information.
In addition to exploring the theater, lobby spaces and Poli Club, patrons will also have the opportunity to walk across the stage (when available), visit the star dressing rooms, and view the venue’s hidden backstage murals.
It is important to note that each walking tour covers five floors of history and architecture, including grand staircases from the 1920’s. While elevator access is available, guests with walking disabilities or health concerns are asked to inform the Box Office ahead of time, so that our tour guides can make the proper accommodations, or offer a modified program featuring a 30 minute tour of the main floor and a 60 minute visual presentation.
Tours are offered during the day and evening as noted below.
Admission is $5.00 per person.
Upcoming Tours in 2020
Upcoming Tours in 2021
Reservations are required in advance. Single tickets for individuals or groups of 10 or fewer can be purchased online or by phone. Groups larger than 10 people are asked to make their reservations by calling the Box Office at 203.346.2011. A credit card will be required to book the tour but will not be charged unless payment is not received by the contracted date.
Lunch and tour packages featuring an assortment of sandwiches and salads are also available for groups of 15 or more ($17 per person), as well as dessert and tour packages ($12 per person). Reservations for both the lunch and dessert packages need to be made one week in advance of the desired tour date and paid in full at that time.
To schedule a private tour for you, your alumni group, club or other organization on a date other than the regularly scheduled monthly tours, contact the Box Office at 203.346.2011.
Want to learn more about the performers that have graced the Palace stage over the decades?
Explore over 90 years of Palace history, photo galleries, virtual tours, restoration photographs and more by visiting our history website created by Palace Historian Louis Belloisy.