Envision the Doug Smith Performance Center, home for our dynamic and growing Palace Education Programs. Help us prepare a place for building confidence, creativity, community and more.
WHY WE’RE BUILDING
In 2004, The Palace Theatre created an Education Department to offer summer camps for children. Since then, our variety of Education Programs have been highly successful, and have positively influenced the lives of many of our students and their families. Because of this, our Education Department continues to grow year after year.
But with growth, there come limitations, and for the first time, in the summer of 2015, we had to turn students away because there was simply no more room. This past summer, a rental space across the street became available and we added almost 200 spots to our summer camps. These spots were filled almost immediately.
For us, it’s easy to see why our programs are overflowing. we instill CONFIDENCE in our students through skill building, we nurture CREATIVITY to build something bigger than any individual, we encourage our students to take risks and step out as LEADERS, and we foster a sense of COMMUNITY by welcoming each person’s unique contributions.
We are preparing our students for their futures, wherever they may lead.
By helping us build the Doug Smith Performance Center, you will be giving us the space and tools to allow even more students to benefit from our programs. Donate today and…
WHAT WE’RE BUILDING
The Education Center will be an attractive and highly functional facility that will include:
- A 200 hundred seat Flexible Configuration Theatre
- Green Rooms
- Dressing Rooms
- Vocal Studio
- Staff Offices
- Crafts Room
- Student Receiving Area
You can leave a lasting legacy and further our mission by pledging your support to our Envision Campaign Naming Opportunities. This page contains a comprehensive list of naming opportunities for $10,000 and more that will allow you to attach your name to a designated space in The Doug Smith Performance Center. Please see below to view the floor plans for the buildings and to explore various naming opportunities. Click on the floor plan associated with the room you are looking at purchasing to view donation options.
*The development department tries to keep the list of available naming opportunities as accurate as possible. Please note that some naming opportunities may have already been claimed, and the website may not yet reflect this. We will honor naming opportunity requests in the order received and will notify donors if their choice is not available.
Performance Hall – $500,000
Main Lobby – $250,000 –NAMED
Box Office – $25,000 –NAMED
Grand Staircase – $50,000 –NAMED
Arts and Crafts Room (“staging area” in rendering) – $50,000 –NAMED
Courtyard – $150,000-NAMED
Main Elevator – $50,000 –NAMED
Courtyard Ampitheatre – $25,000- NAMED
Courtyard Garden – $25,000 – NAMED
Main Entrance – $10,000
Main Hallway – $10,000
Main Rehearsal Room – $100,000 –NAMED
Monologue Room – $50,000- NAMED
Teachers Lounge/Dressing Room – $50,000
Arts & Crafts/Dressing Room – $40,000
Terrace – $75,000-NAMED
Control/Tech Balcony – $25,000
Dance Studio – $300,000
Music Room – $50,000
Classroom 1 – $75,000 –NAMED
Classroom 2 – $75,000
Arts & Crafts Room – $50,000
Egress Staircase – $10,000
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q:What does the cost include?
All pre-construction design and consultation fees, building costs and furniture, fixtures and equipment.
Q:What is the size of the new building?
14,000 square feet with three floors, including a 200 seat performance space, classrooms, a dance studio, offices, storage space and more.
Q:How many students will be served in the new building?
Approximately 3,000 a year
Q:Where will the new building be located?
2nd and Rock Street in Georgetown, TX