Palace Theatre, Louisville

Palace Theatre, Louisville

The Palace Theatre (locally known as the Louisville Palace) is a music venue in downtown Louisville. The historic landmark opened on September 1, 1928, being originally known as the Loew's and United Artists State Theatre. It was designed by architect John Eberson.

The Palace exhibits a Spanish Baroque motif with arcades, balconies and turrets. Cobalt blue, bursts of red and gold indirectly light all of the niches, coves and entrances. Above is a curved, vaulted ceiling with 139 sculptures of the faces of historic figures. The theater room inside The Palace is heavily ornamented and displays an imitation nighttime sky on the ceiling.

The theater has two stories with a floor and a balcony. Both floors contain bars that run the width of the building behind the theater, separated by a grand lobby of intricate art and architecture. Although the exterior had fallen behind the interior, the Palace was re-dedicated in 1994 and is now a premiere venue.

Over the years the theater's stage has seen the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, James Taylor and Robert Plant, as well as the Backstreet Boys and other national, international and Kentucky musicians.
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Sight Name: Palace Theatre
Sight Location: Louisville, USA (See walking tours in Louisville)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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