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“Top-Notch productions here ALWAYS” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Proctor's Theater

Proctor's Theater
432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 346-6204
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Schenectady
Type: Theaters
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Greenfield Center, New York
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“Top-Notch productions here ALWAYS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have attended SEVERAL incredible performances here, none of which have been a disappointment. From traveling Broadway shows such as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera," "Miss Saigon," and "Rent," to a concert by The Moody Blues, to ballets performed by the Moscow City Ballet, to unusual visits by Tim Conway and Lily Tomlin, all have been spectacular. I strongly believe that Schenectady's revitalization was begun by the establishment of Proctor's as a top theatre venue in our area. These productions are nearly as good as Broadway's, and for much less money.

Visited November 2011
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Burnt Hills, New York
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“Proctors is a classic theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Proctors in Schenectady was built during the vaudeville era as a grand theatre. A restoration has been ongoing for decades, and provides patrons with a beautiful venue for a diverse set of entertainments. Proctors hosts all the popular touring Broadway shows, as well as many music, dance, jazz, and other eclectic entertainment. We have supported the theatre for decades, enjoying many types of entertainment. Most recently we saw Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Who's line is it anyway?" fame. Extremely entertaining. Even my normally reserved teenage son was rolling on the floor. Although the prices are a bit steep, and the seats can be a little tight (I have long legs), this gem of a classic-era theatre in downtown Schenectady is a definite draw to the area.

Visited March 2012
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“A schenectady landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Close by and it brings in the cultural experiences that I grew up with in NYC. Great balance of events and the facility is clean with easy parking.

Visited May 2011
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“Beautifl old theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Wonderfully restored old theatre. Many events to choose from each year.

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Clifton Park, New York
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“The jewel of Schenectady”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

No need to drive to New York City to see a great Broadway show.

Visited February 2012
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