The Palace Theatre has announced it is a recipient of a $5,000 grant award from the Arthur Getz Charitable Trust to provide Angel tickets to local schools. The Arthur Getz Charitable Trust, located in Manchester, NH, was created for special projects for tax exempt organizations. The latest gift to the Palace Theatre Trust will be used to provide several hundred free "Angel" tickets to local students to see productions at the Palace.
The Board of Trustees of the Palace Theatre Trust is grateful for the generosity of the Arthur Getz Charitable Trust, which has been a major supporter of the Palace Theatre for over a decade. Peter Ramsey, President and CEO of the Palace Theatre Trust stated, "It is wonderful to give children opportunities to experience the magic of live performing arts. Significant reductions in school budgets have forced school administrators to make difficult choices which often include the elimination of art programs. The Angel tickets provided by the Arthur Getz Charitable Trust will give many children their first exposure to live theatre." The Trust's commitment assists the Palace Theatre in maintaining a community-oriented center for the exploration and presentation of theatre, music, and dance.
Built in 1914, the Palace Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Palace Theatre is a nonprofit performing arts center that hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program and presenting acts. It is committed to achieving its mission through preserving the historic facilities of the theatre, responding creatively to the cultural and entertainment needs of the community and governing in a fiscally responsible and strategic manner. The Palace Theatre's Web site is www.palacetheatre.org.