Proctors Theatre

Treat yourself to a variety of different arts and entertainment productions at this historic Schenectady venue.

Get ready for a show! Proctors Theatre is the center of Schenectady community and entertainment, allowing people to experience theater, music, dance and art. After opening in 1926, the theatre has evolved from strictly vaudeville performances. After being saved from by Schenectady citizens from closing down twice, the theatre has been reborn. Today, Proctors expanded and continues to encourage imagination in the community though shows, education, summer camps and art experiences.

Proctors began hosting the largest touring Broadway shows in 2003. In addition, its entertainment expands from music to live performances/talks, movies, family events and comedic events. In addition to its shows, the theatre also offers classes and workshops for all ages. Classes include acting, musical theatre, dance, film and media. Summer programs are also available for ages 7 to 19.

Tickets for all shows can be bought online at, by phone, by mail/fax, or in person at the box office.

Current Shows at Proctors Theatre

Proctors Theatre presents the highly acclaimed musical Hamilton from August 13 through August 25! Tickets are only available for the second week of Hamilton, from August 20 to the 25. Based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton continues to dazzle audiences with its authentic, musical score. To plan your theatrical evening, visit the Hamilton ticket information page

The SpongeBob Musical is the next show that will be performed at Proctors Theatre Main Stage after Hamilton, from September 22 to September 28.

Proctors Theatre presents The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark on August 31 at GE Theatre at Proctors. The theatre also offers free movies. Watch Despicable Me on August 18 and The Secret Life of Pets on August 25.

The Immigrants’ Ball on August 18

The Immigrants’ Ball at Proctors Theatre will host an evening dedicated to celebrating the arrivals whose courage, hard work, resilience, and sacrifice have shaped the community of the Capital Region. The event takes place on August 18.

The Immigrants’ Ball will be honoring:

Oluwaseun A. Adetayo MD, Nigeria
Vikash & Vikram Agrawal, India
Guha and Karthik Bala, India
Isabel Byon, South Korea
Muhsin Celik, Turkey
Antonio Civitella, Italy
Rifat Filkins, Pakistan
Jorge Gomez, Cuba
Ruth Mahoney, Ireland
Angelo & Jerry Menagias, Greece
Jean-Remy Monnay, Haiti
Dr. Steady Moono, Zambia
Chef Yono Purnomo, Indonesia
Dr. Roger Ramsammy, Trinidad
Jenny Rao, Mexico
Deryck Singh, Guyana
Alex J. Tronco, Italy


$500 | Empowerment Committee Member
*Includes a pre-event cocktail party in Key Hall with honorees.
$250 | Freedom Committee Member
$150 | Patron Ticket
All proceeds from The Immigrant’s Ball will benefit the dozens of programs and scholarships for the young and old that Proctors makes available to ensure equal opportunities for all.

Take Amtrak to Proctors Theatre

Experience the entertainment via Amtrak to Schenectady Station– Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% Discount!

Get picked up from Schenectady Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Schenectady office today at: (518) 374-7890.

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