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Capital Region Chamber


432 State Street
Schenectady , NY 123052385

What began as a Vaudeville theatre in the early 20th century is now the Capital Region's destination for major Broadway shows, cutting-edge film festivals, exciting special events, and everything in between.

 What began as a Vaudeville theatre in 1926 is now the Capital Region’s destination for major Broadway national tours, cutting-edge film festivals, special events and everything in between. As the premier performing arts facility in New York State’s Capital Region, Proctors presents the very best in entertainment year-round. From concerts and Broadway shows on the beautiful historic Mainstage to live opera and ballet broadcasts in the GE Theatre, there is always something wonderful and exciting happening at Proctors. Special events like the annual Capital Region Wine Festival, Pink & Brew and the season opening Un-Gala have made Proctors a destination for cultural enthusiasts and local foodies. Local organizations like the Northeast Ballet Company and Schenectady Symphony Orchestra call Proctors home and perform on the Mainstage every year. There are also spectacular educational programs, including the School of the Performing Arts at Proctors that offers master classes, summer camps and acting intensives taught by seasoned theatre professionals. For information about the exciting season at Proctors, group ticket discounts, educational opportunities, space rentals and more, visit

The Mainstage at Proctors adds elegance to special events. Here you see the season opening Gala, complete with live music and dinner on the Mainstage.
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Upcoming Events

When: Today until Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $250
This program helps students embrace within themselves the core skills that ever actor needs, regardless of age - self confidence, awareness of others, creativity, cooperation and the permission that the stage allows, to act like a goofball sometimes! Each day, your star will learn to project clearly, improvise, trust in themselves and listen to others, all while building a final presentation for you! AgeS: 7-10
When: Today until Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $125
Audition on Monday, lights up on Saturday! In between is the whirlwind creation of Rapunzel, the latest theatrical adventure by internationally acclaimed touring company, Missoula Children's Theatre. Through rigorous rehearsals and zany acting games, Missoula's professionals will impart useful acting lessons throughout the enriching, weeklong theatre experience. A stress-reducing group audition leads directly into a week of rehearsal, culminating in a performance in the state-of-the-art GE Theatre at Proctors. WHEN: July 27- August 1, 2015 AUDITIONS: Mon, July 27 • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Must have parent or legal guardian present for entire audition time.) REHEARSALS: July 27-31 between the hours of 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Rehearsal time for each student will vary within this timeframe based on role. PERFORMANCES: July 31 at 1pm & August 1 at 3 p.m. Ages: 5-19
When: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Proctor's Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady
Cost: $20 - $30
This show is one link in a chain of concerts from San Francisco to St Paul to Boston and beyond. Hill’s name and songs have long inspired workers seeking a living wage and an end to worker exploitation. Hill’s name and songs have long inspired workers seeking a living wage and an end to worker exploitation.
When: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $500
Do you love playing jazz but don't know how to take the next big step? Leap into The Jazz Institute (TJI), the most immersive jazz experience for serious young musicians in the Capital Region! With recording clinics, masterclasses with renowned faculty, rhythm and improv courses and the transformation of the GE Theatre into a kickin' jazz club for your final gig, TJI will be sure to open your eyes to the thrill of playing jazz beyond the classroom. Check out these ramped-up offerings, taught by a dedicated group of teachers and performers and featuring guest specialists: • Group improvisation and small combos • Master classes • Recording clinics • Audition tape recording • Video viewing sessions • Guided discussions by area professionals • Performance in the GE Theatre • A high-quality CD of your final performance Ages: 14 & Up
When: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $270
Go from script to screen and everything in between: writing, planning, assembling cast and crew, location scouting, camera and lights. Reel Adventures is the hands-on program where you learn how to make the vision in your head a story for all to experience. This two-week intensive is sure to open the floodgates of expression as you learn to navigate the vast medium of film. Ages: 10-14 (New and returning students welcome)
When: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 until Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $175
Join us for this hands-on exploration of photography in the digital age. Students are immersed in the art and craft of still photography, while learning to make the most of the tools they have to capture great images. Students will develop the skills needed to research, compose, and capture digital photographic projects in this fun-filled course while expanding their repertoire of techniques. They will work with professional lighting as well as inexpensive and practical sources of light and shadow. Students must bring their own digital camera. Ages: 14 & Up
When: Mon, Aug 3, 2015 until Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $175
Proctors and The Costumer bring you an exciting new theatrical learning experience! Let your imagination run wild as you explore the science and artistry of stage makeup! This fun, hands-on exploration into the world of stage make up includes a variety of themes and styles, including age and character makeup, scars and special effects, and even Zombie Day! Students will be taught the fundamentals of makeup, color theory and coordination, sanitation and hygiene, highlights and shadows, cuts and bruises, and more. Each student will receive a Mehron Mini-Pro Makeup Kit, valued at $20, to use at camp & enjoy at home. Ages: 12 & Up *This camp is not recommended for children with skin allergies and/or skin conditions.
When: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 until Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $175
Experience what really happens behind the scenes in a professional theatre! Production Boot Camp puts students side-by-side with professional designers and craftspeople. In one week, they'll learn essential skills of technical production from the professional staff at Proctors. Five four-hour sessions cover the basics of working in a professional venue with stage lighting, stage carpentry, rigging, operating a fly system, using sound equipment and good practices for safe and efficient stage crew operations. Successful completion of the Boot Camp earns a Certificate of Technical Theatre Training. Enrollment limited. Ages: 14 & Up
When: Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: GE Theatre at Proctors, 432 State St, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $25
Late night TV devotees are non-partisan fans of Dion Flynn as President Barack Obama. A fixture on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "The Tonight Show," Flynn brings a new level of comedy to the highest office in the land. Many area residents know Dion from his days as a student at SCCC and SUNY Albany. You can see him in person, and still get to bed on time, when he comes to Schenectady August 30. The Mop & Bucket Co,, Proctors improv company in residence, is delighted to present the Schenectady premiere of Flynn's new one-man show, "The Only Brown Kid In The Trailer Park." Jimmy Fallon has described Flynn as, "One of the funniest guys I know." Flynn's autobiographical show is the story of his journey from growing up the only bi-racial kid in a trailer park--- where he quickly developed a sense of humor--- to appearing as the first black President on national television. In addition to his regular appearances on "The Tonight Show," Flynn is a member of The Peoples Improv Theatre, which has been voted New York's best comedy venue by New York Magazine and Time Out NY. He is the co-star of "Clanging With Josh And Dion" with Josh Radnor of "How I Met Your Mother" fame. More than "just" a comedian, Dion earned his MFA in Acting from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. His theatrical history includes performances with Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater and The Guthrie Theater. The Mop & Bucket Co., (Mopco) has been the improv company in residence at Proctors since 2007. Mopco co-director Kat Koppett and Dion are old friends--Dion has worked with Mopco's corporate wing, Koppett & Co., as a trainer, improviser, and actor a number of times, and has taught master classes for Mopco several times in the past.
When: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $65
You're invited to join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and hundreds of guests to enjoy one of downtown's biggest annual parties, featuring fantastic food from dozens of restaurants, a super silent auction, wine pull and presentation of the 2015 Building Block Awards. Honorees for 2015 are: Centre Street Pub: New York Folklore Society: Schenectady County Public Library- Central Branch: Schenectady Rotary Club: YMCA Schenectady: Tickets are: $65 per person $35 per Millennial (<35 with ID)

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