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LOUISVILLE PALACE HISTORY

For years the heart of Louisville's downtown commercial district was Fourth Street. Shopping and dining were wonderful. There wasn't a better way to end the day than taking in a movie at one of the gorgeous theatres - the Rialto, the Kentucky, the Ohio, Mary Anderson, Majestic, or any of the other movie houses of the day. The most beautiful of these theatres, The Louisville Palace, and only one of two that survived urban renewal. On the occasion of it's grand opening on September 1, 1928, the Courier Journal called the theatre, then known as the Loew's and United Artists State theatre, an architectural marvel. "Enter and view with astonishment the magnificence that the hand of man has wrought. The more you look, the more you will see." Designed by the noted architect, John Eberson, the theatre prospered through the early 70's as a first run movie palace. After decades of operating as a Cinema house, a bright new future began for The Louisville Palace in the early 90's when investors undertook a multi - million dollar restoration to recreate the opulence which had been the hallmark of this architectural treasure.

The exterior facade of this Historical venue, although dynamic in appearance, diminished in comparison with the immensity and spectacular design of the Spanish Baroque motif that characterizes the interior of the theatre. Upon entering the 2800 seat theatre, you will feel as through you have stepped into an immense Spanish courtyard. In any direction, Eberson's unique architectural style lends something magnificent to please the eye and spark the imagination. With a sky of mid night blue amid twinkling stars, you will be surrounded by the grottos and stately images with castle-like features. You will wonder what hidden treasures of secret passageways exist beyond!

Since it's opening in 1928, millions of patrons have come to The Louisville Palace for the finest movies and best in live entertainment. Rededicated in 1994, The Louisville Palace is alive and well, and the Louisville community is enriched by the multitude of exciting performances. Today, the name is synonymous with the finest in touring Broadway attractions, local, national, and international performing arts presentations, classic films, and concert engagements featuring contemporary, gospel, R&B, variety, comedy, and country artists. A treasure to generations of Louisvillians, the theatre's legacy as Louisville's grand Palace for entertainment continues! 

The Louisville Palace offers a robust stage presence with audio equipment and visual lighting to match the passion of our visiting performance artists.

CONTACT & DIRECTIONS

Louisville Palace
625 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Tel. 502.583.4555

Coming From The North:
  • Proceed down I-65 South to the Brook St./Jefferson St. exit.
  • Exit onto Jefferson St. and proceed to 3rd Street.
  • Turn left on 3rd St.
  • Proceed up 3rd street to Broadway.
  • Turn right on Broadway.
  • Proceed one block and turn right on 4th Avenue.
  • The Louisville Palace will be on your right between Broadway and Chestnut.

Coming From The South:
  • I-65 North to the Broadway exit.
  • Exit and turn left onto Broadway.
  • Proceed through 3 lights.
  • Turn right at the 4th traffic light on 4th Avenue.
  • The Louisville Palace is between Broadway and Chestnut, on your right.

PARKING

There are over 1800 parking spaces within a one block radius of the Louisville Palace.

Uniformed security is posted during all scheduled events. The Theatre's security and ushers are happy to escort and aid patrons who request assistance to and from their cars, before and after the performance.

Please call 583.4555, ext. 2 for additional information or visit the Guest Services Desk in the Lobby during your performance.

Disability parking is available in the 5th Street Parking Garage, including parking for large vans. Patrons can also drop-off and pick-up other patrons directly in front of the Palace as long as someone remains in the car.


GARAGE PARKING:

  • Brown Hotel Garage
    658 South 3rd Street
    494 covered spaces (1/2 block)
  • Fifth Street Garage
    630 South 4th Avenue
    671 covered spaces (directly across the street from theatre - 25 feet)
  • Chestnut Centre Garage
    420 West Chestnut
    126 covered spaces (1/2 block)
  • Allright Parking Lot
    322 West Chestnut
    103 spaces-surface lot (1/2 block)
  • System's Parking Lot
    620 South 5th Street
    308 spaces (1/2 block)
  • System's Parking Lot
    422 West Chestnut Street
    121 spaces

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