Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Palace Theatre located?
The Palace Theatre is located at 80 Hanover Street, in the heart of historic downtown Manchester, NH
How many people can the Palace Theatre seat?
The Palace Theatre can seat 834 people, including seven wheelchair accessible spaces. Click here to view our seating chart.
How can I purchase tickets to an event?
How can I get my tickets?
Do I need to buy a ticket for an infant?
Yes, State Fire Code requires all people, including infants, attending an event to purchase a ticket and be assigned a seat. This allows us to keep track of exactly how many people are inside the theatre in case of an emergency.
Are cameras for video recorders allowed inside the Palace Theatre??
No recording devices of any kind are allowed during a performance.
Can tickets be exchanged? Can you issue a refund?
Can I purchase season tickets?
The Palace Theatre offers several options for purchasing tickets including our Super Saver 3-pack. Please call our Box Office between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to inquire about these options.
Are there group rates for tickets?
Are there rush tickets available?
Each of production in the St. Mary’s Bank Performing Arts Series has rush tickets available to students one hour prior to each performance. Students must present a valid student ID upon purchase.
What is the historic fee?
Each ticket price includes a $4.50 historic fee for upkeep of the historic Palace Theatre.
Are food and beverages available at the Palace Theatre?
Snacks and beverages can be purchased at the two bars in the lobby. Members can also purchase snacks and beverages in the Marquee Room. Food is not permitted in the theatre. However, drinks in a spill-proof Palace Theatre souvenir cup are permitted inside.
Do babies need tickets?
All patrons, including babes in arms, must have a ticket to enter the theatre.
Are shows appropriate for all ages?
Please note that not all programming is appropriate for all ages (see specific show information).
How can I find out if I should bring my child?
If you are considering bringing a child to the theater, feel free to contact the Box Office with any questions regarding the content of the show. Although opinions on appropriate viewing may differ, we will do our best to answer your questions regarding language, violence, and adult situations.
How we handle disruptive audience members.
- The House Manager reserves the right to ask any disruptive audience member to leave without a refund.
How do I purchase tickets?
Tickets for a Palace Theatre, Rex Theatre or Spotlight Room event may be purchased only through the official Palace Theatre website, in-person at or by phone through the Palace Theatres box office. Purchase of a ticket from or sales by a third party is not authorized. The Palace Theatres reserve the right to refuse entry to fraudulent or suspect ticket holders.
What is the cell phone policy?
As a courtesy to our actors and other audience members, please turn off your watch alarms, cellular phones, and pagers (or set them to a silent mode) before entering the theatre. Please do not text during the performance.
Can I take photos and videos?
Cameras, camera phones, and video/audio recording devices of any kind are strictly prohibited in the theatre.
Can I have food in the theatre?
No food is allowed in the theatre. Bottle water or drinks in our special souvenir cups (obtained from our concessions) are allowed inside the theatre.
Do you have assisted listening devices?
Assisted Listening Devices are available from the House Manager at no charge.
Is the Palace Theatre wheelchair accessible?
Please contact the Box Office for wheelchair-accessible seats. There are wheelchair-accessible restrooms located in the lobby.
Where can I find an all-in-one informational document regarding technical specifications?
Where can I find information on the fly system?
What is the pit cover? When is it in? How will it affect my rental?
When the pit cover is completely in, there is no access to the orchestra pit.
When the pit cover is partially in, it can accommodate a small band.
Does the Palace have orchestra chairs on site?
Does the Palace rent scenic elements?
The Palace does rent some scenic elements for both out of and in-house shows, as well as other events.
How many microphones does the Palace have available for use during events?
Does the Palace own Marley or any other floor covering?
The Palace does not own any floor covering.
Does the Palace own an LCD projector?
What are the dimensions of the stage?
39′ 6″ Width of proscenium opening
25′ 6″ Height of proscenium opening. Typical Main Curtain Trim ~20’
3′ 8″ Edge of stage (at pit) to plaster line
29′ 9″ Plaster line to back wall
33′ 5″ Edge of stage (at pit) to back wall
35′ 8″ Center line to lock rail at stage left (15′ wing)
31′ 2″ Center line to stage right wall (10′ wing)
66′ 10″ Total width of stage, lock rail to wall
55′ 0″ Deck to grid