Tour of Waterbury’s Palace Theater November 7

Join us for a Bus Trip and tour of Waterbury's Palace Theater on Thursday, November 7. Back in the early 1920s, Sylvester Z. Poli, the famous New England theater impresario, opened the Waterbury Palace Theater after investing $1,000,000 in its opulent decor. This theater is a mix of Roman, Arabic, Greek, and Federal motifs. It features a grand lobby and ornate dome ceilings - definitely a setting for a king and a queen!

Be ILR's king or queen for a day on Thursday, November 7! Come and tour this exquisite state-of-the-art theatrical facility that has seen silent films, Big Bands, concerts and plays. While we are there we will get to observe the Broadway show The Play that Goes Wrong being set up for that evening's performance, see all the stars' dressing rooms, and learn about the Department of Technical Direction covering 5 floors of rich history, front-of-house management, box office, wardrobe, carpentry, and props. Discover the magic behind the curtain! Let's learn, view the stunning architecture and experience backstage magic!

A special lunch will be served in the Poli Club, the Poli's private dining room, high above Main Street!

Sign up online F-19-35 (preferable) with your credit card and receive immediate confirmation, or reserve by mail sending the form and check for $55 made payable to ILR to: Marcia Jamron, 229 Karen Drive, Orange CT 06477. For more information, call (203) 795-4444 or email

Day of trip instructions will be emailed or sent within two weeks prior to trip on November 7.

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