Waterbury Palace Theater

Originally built in 1921 by Sylvester Z. Poli for $1,000,000, the Palace Theater served as a movie/vaudeville house. Designed by Thomas Lamb in the Renaissance Revival style, the Palace theater featured an eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, Arabic and Federal motifs. It boasts grand lobby spaces and ornate domed ceilings. Closed since 1987, the historic 50,000 S.F. Palace Theater, located at 86-100 East Main Street in Waterbury, has been renovated to house a state-of-the-art theater that serves as a destination for the people of Waterbury and beyond. After eighteen years of being dark, and with a significant financial investment by the State of Connecticut, the lights are back on at the landmark theater. The Palace Theater complex showcases a performance schedule that includes Broadway shows, comedy acts and family entertainment. During the renovations, an underground river beneath the orchestra pit was physically relocated to achieve necessary floor space for the musicians. The Palace Theater is listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places

Client: Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc.
Location: Waterbury, Connecticut