Historic Palace Theatre Upgrades Balcony Seating
The ‘Union Leader’ reports that Manchester’s historic Palace Theatre is upgrading its balcony seating.
The view from the balcony at the Palace Theatre is improving. The historic venue is replacing the old balcony seats with about 300 new ones that are larger, more comfortable and designed for theater patrons viewing a performance from the second level.
The balcony seating is the latest major upgrade at the Palace, which just celebrated its centennial last spring and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Palace replaced the main level seats in the summer of 2012, when capacity increased by 33 seats when a computer grid allowed planners to maximize the limited floor space.
The balcony project will actually reduce the capacity slightly, but improve the experience for patrons by upgrading the comfort level, Ramsey said.
Alex Walker, chairman of the Palace board of trustees, credited Ramsey with seeing through the many projects and upgrades to the downtown treasure. “We decided five years ago that we needed to raise $3.5 million to make major changes at the Palace,” Ramsey said. “We just closed the campaign about a month ago and we raised $4 million. We were very successful all because of the board of trustees. They did a fabulous job.”
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