School Performances are presented at the Palace Theatre by both the theatre itself as well as outside companies. If you do not see the performance you are looking for on our website, please feel free to call the organizations below to request brochures and information. Please be aware that not all production companies may be presenting at the Palace Theatre this year.
AMERICAN THEATRE ARTS FOR YOUTH (ATAFY)
1429 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
39 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
CHAMBER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS
Two Park Plaza – Suite 305
Boston, MA 02116
151 West 26th St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
The Palace Theatre is on the corner of Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Streets in downtown Albany. Theater personnel will direct buses on both streets to an appropriate unloading area. No bus will be unloaded or boarded if it is double parked! It is essential that drivers cooperate with the theatre staff. Our staff is both experienced and knowledgeable in the best and safest procedures to coordinate the bus drop off and pick ups. Maps to municipal parking will be distributed to drivers once buses are unloaded and return times are posted on the maps.
POLICIES AND BEHAVIOR:
In many instances the school programs at the Palace Theatre are a student’s first introduction to live theatre. Each production company provides theatre etiquette and courtesy guidelines and we urge teachers to review these guidelines with students prior attending the performance. The Palace Theatre staff is well experienced with the enthusiasm and excitement students have when visiting the facility. In order to facilitate entry to the building, and to ensure the safety of the students while staff communicates via radios with bus unloading personnel, teachers and chaperones are required to maintain the conduct of their group. Unruly groups may have their entry detained so as not to disrupt other groups.
Please ask the children to remove hats or caps, refrain from chewing gum, and leave all food and beverages on the bus. Please note, concession stands in the theatre are NOT open during school performances.
Seating assignments are organized by Palace staff. The Palace can accommodate wheelchairs and students with sight and hearing impairments. The Palace does not have an individual who can sign on staff, but we will provide a chair and discreet lighting for a signer provided by the attending school group. Additionally, the Palace has assisted hearing devices on site for loan during a performance. Please identify any special needs of students in advance when ordering your tickets.
Location of seats are assigned solely for keeping groups together in the best possible configuration while accommodating special needs. A Palace staff person will dismiss each group from the stage after the performance. No preference can be given for first dismissal and we suggest teachers plan on an additional ½ hour after the performance is scheduled to end. Cooperation, quick boarding of buses and expedient head counts ensure all groups will be dismissed safely.