ST. PAUL (CelebrityAccess) — St. Paul Palace Theatre has re-opened as a rock venue after a 15 million dollar publicly financed refresh of the 100-year-old vaudeville house.
The 2,800-capacity venue received upgrades to its HVAC system and bathrooms and an acoustic treatment, as well as a new, upgraded bar area. As well, the building's lavish interior has been cleaned and many of the original architectural elements of the building have been stabilized.
The Palace first opened in 1916 and was operated until it closed in 1977, except for a brief revival when it served as a home to "A Prairie Home Companion" in 1984. In 2015, the City of St. Paul opted to purchase the property for $325,000 and restore it into a live performance space.
First Avenue and Chicago-based Jam Productions will book shows for the Palace, Minnesota Public Radio said. Regina Spektor has been lined up to perform at the Palace on March 26th. – Staff Writers