Worcester Palladium

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Worcester Palladium

The Worcester Palladium, also known as The Palladium or Palladium Theatre, is an all-ages concert hall and performance venue in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Palladium was designed by architect Arland W. Johnson and opened as a theatre in 1928 as the Plymouth Theatre. It was renamed in 1980.[1] It has a seating capacity of 3,200. Typically it holds shows for metal and rock bands.[2] In July 2012, owners John Fischer and John Sousa filed a waiver to Worcester's demolition delay ordinance after receiving an increase in the Palladium's property taxes.[3]

Artists that have performed at the theater include: Blink-182, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, Four Year Strong, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Eat World, Chelsea Grin, Wiz Khalifa, Rob Zombie, Kanye West, Ensiferum, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Straight Line Stitch, and more.[4][5] Since 1990, the booking agency MassConcerts has handled all booking for the Palladium.


  1. ^ Palladium Theatre Cinema Treasures
  2. ^ Palladium facing uncertain future; METAL MAGNET July 22, 2012 by Bronislaus B. Kush Worcester Telegram & Gazette
  3. ^ Demolition permit sought for Palladium; HEARING JULY 26 ON WORCESTER LANDMARK by Bronislaus B. Kush July 10, 2012 Telegram & Gazette
  4. ^ http://thepalladium.net/
  5. ^ http://www.bobdylan.com/tour/2008-05-16-palladium

Coordinates: 42°16′00″N 71°48′03″W / 42.2667°N 71.8008°W / 42.2667; -71.8008