May 22, 2018

The Schenectady Civic Players Unveil an Updated Remodeling of their Historic Theater

The Chamber was honored to be invited for a Friday ribbon cutting at the historic Schenectady Civic Players Theater nestled in the famous Stockade. They recently completed an $800,000 plus renovation that included the connecting of an adjacent building, a new entrance way, new updated lobby with modern bathrooms and arguably the most important update: a new service elevator. The elevator not only makes the theater accessible to disabled individuals but it allows the stage crew the ability to move props from storage to the stage. This used to involve going outside to accomplish in rain or shine and in any temperature.

Since its founding in 1928, The Schenectady Civic Players has been a vital center of activity for the dramatic arts. For the past 90 years The Schenectady Civic Players have produced more than 500 plays, each requiring as many as 100 volunteer performers and backstage workers.

The Schenectady Civic Players perform in their own historic theater in our City’s historic Stockade District. The Schenectady Civic Players continually present a well-balanced mix of professional quality theater. We applaud and congratulate The Schenectady Civic Players and join them in celebrating their 90th continual season of producing professional, quality productions to our community, created by our community