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Palace Theatre


Address:
1564 Broadway
(corner of 7th Avenue and 47th Street)
New York 10036
Capacity: 1,740
Access: 9 wheelchair spaces available on Orchestra, Mezzanine and Balcony levels
Owned by: Nederlander Organization
Status: Broadway Theatre

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Designed by Kirchoff & Rose and funded by vaudeville entrepreneur Martin Beck, the theatre officially opened on 24th March 1913 and became a prime destination for vaudeville acts. During the Great Depression, it became the RKO Palace and primarily hosted radio recordings and functioned as a cinema. In 1965 the Nederlander Organization purchased the property from RKO and returned it to a traditional theatre, re-opening on 29th January 1966 with the original premiere of the musical "Sweet Charity."


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