Help Save the Plaza Theatre

The City of Palm Springs has launched a campaign to raise capital to fully restore one of its most iconic buildings – the historic Plaza Theatre.

Originally built in 1936, it was used for film premieres and screenings, nationally broadcast radio theatre programs, and other performances. In its later years, the theater was home to the critically acclaimed “The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.”

Over the decades, the building has deteriorated, so the City of Palm Springs has initiated a capital campaign to restore the beloved structure to its former glory.

Culture feeds the soul
of a community.

The City recently engaged the international architectural firm Gensler and historic preservation consultants Chattel to develop a comprehensive restoration and rehabilitation plan. This plan calls for installing 670 new seats, significant infrastructure repairs, installation of new theatrical equipment, and structural restoration improvements to ensure the building meets current fire prevention and American Disabilities Act mandates. This plan is estimated to cost approximately $10 – $12 million conservatively.

To view a presentation of the proposed restorations to the Plaza Theatre please click here.

A Short Video

Lily Tomlin asks for your help in saving the Palm Springs Plaza Theatre!