Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre | Arts & Culture

A sparkling jewel of downtown Canton, the Palace Theatre has one foot in history and the other very much in the present. Built in 1926 as an ornate movie palace, the theater is steeped in vintage charm, from its red velvet stage curtain to the Kilgen pipe organ that rises from the orchestra pit, from the vibrantly colored neon signage and beckoning marquee to the projected clouds on the auditorium ceiling.

Canton Ballet | Arts & Culture

The mission of the Canton area’s foremost dance company is tri-fold in nature. The role of Canton Ballet in the community is to train young ballet performers, encourage the many talented dancers to perform in front of audiences and to inform members of the public about dancing through a variety of educational and entertaining outreach programs. In that, it has achieved commendable success.

Music of the Night

Jay Spencer has been playing the Palace Theatre’s mighty Kilgen pipe organ since the early ’90s — and it still gives him tingles. When he begins playing, filling the ornate theater with vibrant sound, and the organ begins rising from the Palace orchestra pit, “it’s just an amazing feeling,” Spencer said.