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Proctors

(518) 382-3884
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 www.proctors.org.

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 Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Proctors
Cost: $20, $35, $45, $55, $70
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band.
When: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Proctor's Theatre
The Career Building EXPO; Find jobs in Schenectady, NY and the entire Capital Region of Upstate NY. The event will bring together professionals and organizations, most of whom have positions that need to be filled, and you just might be the perfect candidate. Fair Dates: Wed March 11, 2015 and September 2015 Time: 10am – 4pm Location: Proctors Theater
When: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Proctors Theater, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12309
Cost: $50/person ($25/person for designated drivers)
The Capital Region Wine Festival is a wine tasting and live auction at Proctors in Schenectady. Don't miss this opportunity to sample many exceptional wines!
When: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Proctors Theater, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12309
Cost: $12
This profoundly moving show, (adapted by Bill Massolia) from the book written by Albany native Ryan Smithson, is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of his experience in the Iraq war. Ghosts of War touches on the intensity of battle, and the pain of losing comrades, but for Smithson, the war is a source of personal enlightenment that will compel teens to reflect on their own thoughts about duty, patriotism and sacrifice.
When: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 until Fri, Jul 10, 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 every 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!
When: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $600
This three week intensive filmmaking program will cover all aspects of digital video production from learning techniques to develop effective story ideas to the creation of an effective short film. Students will learn about pre-production planning, storyboarding, camera operation, lighting, sound, shot composition, and computer editing, while working collaboratively on group projects. Students will also learn about the various ways to distribute and promote their work both online and through various film festivals. Ages: 15-17
When: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 until Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $350
If the sight of that rising curtain opens your eyes wide with excitement, this is the program for you. You will discover the power, discipline and technique of the theatre, revealed to you by Broadway artists who helped to shape it. Be seen by and learn from Broadway professionals Master classes in acting, voice and dance Professional headshot session Chance to learn essential dance skills Meet, learn and have fun alongside peers who share your interests and dreams Ages: 15-19
When: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 until Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $250
A wild, no-holds-barred drama program for middle schoolers who are looking for 'something completely different.' Let's reveal the world of imagination and creativity that is within everyone! Faculty will help these young performers strip away stigma and unlearn embarrassment through improv games, group invention, prop-based skits and the embrace of theatre. Each student will be excited to show off in the performance at the end of the week! Ages: 9-13
When: Mon, Jul 13, 2015 until Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $250
Designed specifically for advanced dancers who are ready to be challenged! With limited class size and an inspiring setting, dancers will enjoy the individualized attention and unique approach of our various instructors. Dance industry professionals will lead students in different styles of dance, and students will learn choreography from Broadway musicals throughout the week. A mixture of music, dialogue, dance/movement, song and story, Broadway Dance is ideal for building a solid dance foundation for musical theatre, as well as learning to be comfortable on stage. What's Included: · Improvisation/Freestyle classes · Audition Class · Broadway choreography · Certificate of Achievement · Broadway Dance T-shirt · Showcase for friends and family Ages: 10-14
When: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 until Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $350
If the sight of that rising curtain opens your eyes wide with excitement, this is the program for you. You will discover the power, discipline and technique of the theatre, revealed to you by Broadway artists who helped to shape it. Be seen by and learn from Broadway professionals Master classes in acting, voice and dance Professional headshot session Chance to learn essential dance skills Meet, learn and have fun alongside peers who share your interests and dreams Ages: 12-14
When: Mon, Jul 20, 2015 until Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Proctors Theatre
Cost: $125
Summer should be filled with spontaneity, humor and invention! Improv encourages your child to be goofy and spontaneous, all while teaching them to authentically listen and react through games and exercises. Students learn to think on their feet and approach situations enthusiastically and with creativity. Ages: 9-13
When: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 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: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 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: 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
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