Established in 1915 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Palace Theatre is a cornerstone of NH's nonprofit arts and entertainment sector. It is the state's most active, full-time professional performing arts center.
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. In doing so, the Palace Theatre provides a broad range of high quality, live performances as well as educational opportunities for performers and audiences of all ages.
The principal activities are to provide enriching cultural events in Manchester's premier and sole historic performing arts venue, which center on the in-house production of nationally-recognized Broadway musicals and original shows; extensive programs for young people; visiting music, dance and performance events; plus partnerships with other nonprofits that use the theatre for their fundraising events. There is constant tension to preserve the charm and beauty of the theatre while maintaining the building, coupled with organizing compelling programming and hosting thousands of patrons each week.