Our Mission

Arts at the Palace (AATP) is a community arts organization dedicated to presenting, developing and expanding the reach of the arts within the Central New York region.

Our Vision

As an organization focused on inclusion, innovation and imagination, Arts at the Palace will nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and inspire creative exchange through community connection and collaboration.

The People’s Palace

In 2015, just in time for the building’s 101st birthday, a group of devoted Hamiltonians formed a new entity, Arts at the Palace, to take over Palace Theater management from the Hamilton Initiative. This 501(c)(3) is a new twist on a proven idea: art is best presented by the people, for the people.

What We Do

In less than four years, AATP has re-imagined the historic Palace Theater as a home for local, regional, and national performing artists through the highly popular Main Stage and Jazz at Noon series. From Script to Stage dazzled audiences last year with sold out performances of world premiere theater works, providing area playwrights, directors, and performers with the opportunity to develop new music and plays.We’re reaching out to the younger members of our community, too, with the addition of Summer Youth Theater Camp and our brand new NBT Bank Theater for Young Audiences series coming this fall.