The Palace Theatre is managed by Jazz Hands, a Community Interest Company, set up in 2018 by Maureen McAllister and Deirdre Makepeace to take on the Palace and bring new life to this ‘grand old lady of Palace Avenue’. Our small team is supported by a gang of lovely volunteers and our not-for-profit ethos means that everything we do here is aimed at bringing the best of arts and entertainment into the heart of this wonderful community.
A heartfelt thank you to all of the individuals, charitable organisations and businesses that have supported the theatre throughout the last five years. The have donation both money and time too. This includes the people that pick up paintbrushes, bake scones and pies, serve teas, rattle collecting buckets, count pennies and collect empties after performances. So many people help this theatre in so many ways.
Please read through our Friends and Donors Update (January 2024) and you’ll see how this has helped us to improve the theatre. Click on the image and a new page will open
The challenge of continuing this work and maintaining our lovely Victorian theatre carries on and there are lots of ways for you to support the theatre. Every penny raised goes towards the development, maintenance and operation of this fabulous building. If you’d like to be part of this, please just click here or contact us to find out more. Thank you.