Since 1926, Proctor's Theatre, a historic, beautifully restored theatre located in the heart of downtown, has presented the very best in entertainment for New York's Capital Region. Proctor's Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each season, Proctor's Theatre presents world-class singers, side-splitting comedians, electrifying dance programs, wonderful classical productions, including opera and symphony orchestras, and our forte, top-notch touring Broadway musicals. Many of our musicals come to us 'Direct From Broadway,' meaning that they use the same costumes, sets, and in some instances, the same performers as the Broadway productions. Originally built as a vaudeville house, Proctor's Theatre has seen its stage graced by such legendary performers as comedians Red Skelton, George Burns and Gracie Allen, magicians Harry Blackstone Sr. & Jr., and bandleaders Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Glenn Miller. In recent years, we have hosted entertainers including Tony Bennett, Carol Channing and Robert Goulet. Singer Mariah Carey chose Proctor's as the site for her first concert special in 1993, and the theatre is featured prominently in the video for her big hit "Hero." Proctor's is the home of the Schenectady Symphony and the Northeast Ballet . We also host graduations, meetings, and receptions, and every Christmas season, we welcome the Melodies of Christmas, the holiday show performed by the Empire State Youth Orchestra and Chorus that raises funds for the Children's Hospital at Albany (NY) Medical Center. Proctor's shows movies on one of the largest screens in the Northeast, and we have tours of our theatre, open to the public, about once a month.