Palace Theatre Trust
To continue fulfilling its mission through enriching the region’s cultural life and serving as a community resource through its stewardship of the historic Palace Theatre and affiliate facilities: the historic Palace Theatre, the Rex Theatre, Forever Emma Studios and the Spotlight Room.
Another goal is to firmly commit to strengthening access to theatre for youth in the Manchester area and beyond.
Palace Youth Theatre Campaign: fundraising effort that will provide youth scholarships, Forever Emma building improvements and provide arts education opportunities to future generations.
Forever Emma Annual Golf Tournament: in memory of one our most memorable young performers, Emma Bechert. Money raised through this event allows the theatre to provide college scholarships to our graduating youth theatre students.
Theatre Seat Naming: name a seat in the theatre in your or someone else’s name.
Sponsorship Opportunities: professional series performances, tribute shows and all other Palace, Rex, Youth and Spotlight performances offer sponsorships and help keep these venues operating.
Palace Theatre Trust Annual Fund: annual fund asking for financial support in any amount to maintain top quality performances; Marquee Club Memberships: various membership levels offer exclusive benefits to members while enjoying Palace Theatre performances; Night of 1000 Stars: a special night of youth theatre performances accompanied by an auction to raise money for the largest and fastest-growing youth theatre program in the state.
Usher volunteers: the theatres maintain a core of 250+ volunteer ushers to greet and seat all patrons coming to a performance. Internships: we offer internships in various departments of the theatre. They include marketing, artistic, technical, youth theatre and development.
Board Officers / Board Members
McLane Middleton Professional Assoc.
Michael Perrella, Sr.
Bellwether Community Credit Union
Doug Blais, Ph.D.
Former Mayor of Manchester
Ron Covey, Jr.
St. Mary’s Bank
Sarah B. Demers
Merrill Lynch – Retired
Sylvio L. Dupuis. O.D.
Atty. David Eby
St. Anselm College – Retired
iHeart Media Group
The RiverStone Group
Bellwether Community Credit Union – Retired
Roland A. Martin II-Cornerstone PDC, LLC
John Hancock Investments
Katie McQuaid Cote
Dr. Holly Mintz
Lucia A. Merritt
Stebbins Commercial Properties
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
CCA Global Partners
Atty. Maria Law
Rath Young Pignatelli
William E. Stevens
Harvey Construction Corp.