Palace Family and Patrons,
While we had previously hoped to open in June, Governor Abbott’s phase 2 plan for reopening Texas did not allow for the opening of performing arts centers, like the Georgetown Palace. Based on the Governor’s orders, we’ve had to alter our schedule of shows. We’re still planning to go ahead with performances of Sweet Charity and Boeing! Boeing!, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. We won’t have exact dates until the Governor announces that we can return to live performances. Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone Mamma Mia (Feb 2021), Wizard of Oz (July (2021), and Grease (September 2020) into the 2020-21 Season. Jekyll &Hyde, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and The Drowsy Chaperone, originally planned for the 2020-21 Season have been postponed to a future season.
For those who already have tickets to a performance of Sweet Charity, Mamma Mia, or Boeing! Boeing!, we will be crediting your account with seats that can be used for the 2020-2021 Season. This will be done automatically; you don’t need to take any action or contact us. For those who still had seats left on their flex passes for the 2019-2020 Season, those seats will be added to your account as a flex pass for the 2020-21 season. This will be done automatically; you don’t need to take any action or contact us.
In the meantime, we’ve decided to go back to our roots. The Palace theatre operated as a movie theater from 1925 to 1989. On June 5th, the Georgetown Palace will reopen as a movie theater, showing movies outdoors to start with. We’ll be setting up in the parking lot in the back of the Palace (between Rock St and Tin Barn Alley). Seating can be reserved on our website, and we’ll have chairs set up with social distance spacing, though you’ll be able to bring your own if you prefer. Admission will be donations; pay whatever you can to help support the Palace. Seating capacity is limited, so you’ll want to reserve your seats quickly. We’re hoping to have some live music prior to the start of the film as well. The live music would start around 8pm, with the film scheduled to start around 8:45 (around sunset each night). We’re also planning to begin showing movies inside the Palace later on in June. More details to come soon!
The Georgetown Palace Theatre Education Department has gone online for the month of June! In order to properly prepare for all of the health and safety procedures and precautions necessary to be able to invite students into our space, we have made the decision to cancel our “in-person” camps for the first two sessions (June 1-12 and June 15-26). If you are currently enrolled in camp for one (or both) of these sessions, you should have already received a phone call to discuss specific options. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
The GOOD NEWS is that we are offering several exciting on-line camp/class options for June 1-26 at reduced costs. We are planning a camp that features a musical play written specifically to be rehearsed and performed online, a Sketch Comedy writing and performance camp (non-musical), and both intermediate and advanced level Musical Theatre Audition Technique camps.
MORE good news: the Doug Smith Performance Center is just about ready! We’re planning to run some of our regular, “in-person” Summer Camps beginning June 29th, as well as offering some Teen/Adult Summer Dance Classes starting some time in June (details TBA). We have been working hard to begin implementing guidelines and protocols that will help keep our students, campers, and staff as safe as possible, and we will be announcing those soon. The most up-to-date information, along with detailed descriptions, schedules, pricing, and registration links can be found in the Education section of our website.
The next installment of The Palace Plays On will premiere on Thursday May 28th, on Facebook Live, featuring more of our talented performers and the conclusion of our online auction! As before all proceeds will go directly to helping the Palace continue to operate during the global pandemic. We are so grateful for your continued support of and commitment to the Palace. Stay safe and we will see you soon.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Georgetown and Williamson
County by providing a venue for quality and affordable entertainment and educational opportunities in the performing arts.
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“A child can achieve anything; they just need a little help.”
“The Palace Education Program taught me about who I am and how to show up in the world.”
Nick, Former Palace Youth Program Student, now Summer Program Counselor
"In kindergarten, my daughter Grace was diagnosed with Autism. She rarely spoke. Yet after 2 years in the Palace’s Acting For All Program, she can not only take the stage, she has the confidence to speak to large groups. At the Theatre, she can be however goofy, or silly, or serious she wants to be, all judgment suspended. She’s relaxing more into herself. I could not be prouder, or more grateful to the Palace.”
"I’ve always been very closed off when it comes to my own emotions. Being able to dive into other people’s experiences has opened me up to others and to myself. Everyone has that one thing that they’re good at, that makes them happy, for me it’s theatre at the Palace."
"I thought sports were the ultimate avenue for teaching transferable skills, but now I think it’s theatre. We are present with one another. We listen and do not judge. Every student – and I mean every student – benefits from the Palace Education Programs."
“Simply AMAZING!!! I hope the people of Georgetown realize how fortunate they are to have this level of talent set in a theater this lovely - in a town of this size."
"The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a wonderful theatre! Not only does it put on excellent productions, it is in a very beautiful, restored movie theater in downtown Georgetown. I have attended many productions and have loved all of them. Ticket prices are nominal. Visiting the Palace Theatre is a wonderful experience."
"Top-tier musical theatre venue. High production quality and supremely talented performers. A must-see performing arts facility."
"I have seen performances at the Palace and across the street at the Playhouse. Everyone has been amazing. The cast and crew they have makes every performance magical. There are no bad seats at either venue. Prices are always reasonable. Highly recommend any performance done in Georgetown."
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