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 located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Palladium was designed by architect Arlan W. Johnson and opened as a theatre in 1928 as the Plymouth Theatre. It was renamed the E.M. Loew's Center for the Performing Arts on April 14, 1980.[1] It has a seating capacity of 2,160 in the Main Room and 500 in the upstairs room. Typically it holds shows for metal and hard rock/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: Jerry Garcia Band, Gov't Mule, Logic, Blink-182, Evanescence, Fall Out Boy, Four Year Strong, My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots, Jimmy Eat World, Chelsea Grin, Wiz Khalifa, Rob Zombie, Korn, Slayer, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men (band), Kanye West, Ensiferum, King Diamond, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Straight Line Stitch, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Twelve Foot Ninja, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel (band), Sic Vita, Hatebreed, Years Since The Storm, Eyes On Satellites, Fathom Farewell, In Honor Of and more.

A live concert DVD from The Devil Wears Prada (band) titled "Dead & Alive" was filmed in the theater on December 14th, 2011. [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