Staff & Board
The Canton Palace Theatre is led by a creative and energetic board of directors and talented staff.
Matt Halter / Chairperson
James Patterson / Executive Vice Chairperson
Patti Schott / Vice Chairperson
Cassie Ausperk / Co-Secretary
Keith Bennett / Co-Secretary
Jonathan Crawford / Treasurer
BOARD MEMBERS / Carla Derr, Gayle Kimbrough, Kimberly Kingsbury, Leslie Iams Kuntz, Stephen Mears, Heather Null, Dan Schrader, Brandon O. Trent, Ray VanMeter, Carol Krider Vaughn
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The Kilgen Organ
One of the most famous attractions of the Palace Theatre is the mighty Kilgen Pipe Organ. It was originally used to provide accompaniment for the silent movies shown on the Palace Theatre screen. The Kilgen is one of only a few left in the country, and the only one left that remains in its original home.
Renting the Historic Canton Palace Theatre
When you’re looking for a space that combines vintage charm and classic beauty with state-of-the-art technology and superior guest services and amenities, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more unique venue in Stark County than the Canton Palace Theatre.
Located in the heart of Downtown Canton, the Palace Theatre provides modern comforts in an old world setting. The Theatre can accommodate large groups in our main auditorium, as well as intimate gatherings on the mezzanine level, and is perfect for:
A inspiring space can be the catalyst for new energy and enthusiasm in the workplace. Rent the Palace for corporate meetings or retreats, in which you hope to call your employees or volunteers to a new level of ownership and enthusiasm. Or lean into the Theatre’s celebratory capacities as a way of thanking the people who work hard for your business, organization or institution each day. Annual meetings, sales conferences, team-building: we can host it here.
Looking for a place to show your newest indie film to a couple of friends, family members, fellow artists and reviewers? Wanting to watch a favorite film on your anniversary with your spouse? Teaching a class on film and wanting to have a special experience for their final presentations? The Palace can help you out.
For rates and booking, contact Georgia Paxos, Executive Director, at 330-454-8172 or email@example.com.
We host bands, magicians, dance companies, film festivals, theatre companies, orchestras, graduations and much more. Whether you’re a musician, managing director, agent or tour company, speak with us about booking the Palace as a colorful stop on your tour or journey toward stardom.
Personal Life Events
Do you and your intended want to tie the knot in a place you’ll never forget? Is it time to honor someone retiring with a gracious party in an equally gracious location? Are you seeking a space in which to commemorate a loved one who has passed – with song, imagery and grandeur? The Palace Theatre, rich with history, is a fantastic venue in which to mark important moments in your history.