Glove Theater Museum and Theater

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42 North Main Street, Gloversville, NY, United States

No visit is complete without seeing a theatre production at this community venue in a historic theatre. Enjoy year-round shows, and plays performed by talented artists. Enjoy music concerts and professional summer stock season films.

The Glove Theatre was built October 9, 1914 and was owned by Dr. Henry Cady and George Dartch. The Glove was originally created to accommodate a variety of live performances such as opera, vaudeville shows and orchestral concerts.

The theatre was purchased by Louis and J. Myer Schine and was converted into a vaudeville house in 1920. Two shows, one in the afternoon and one in the evening, were performed daily.

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The Glove Theatre has undergone many changes since 1914, such as the full marquee that was erected in 1939 to replace the small oval sign. The theatre saw it’s peak as one of the premeir entertainment venues in Fulton and Montgomery counties during the 1940′s and 1950′s. Starting in 1960, movie ticket sales declined and the Glove was sold. Movies were shown until the 1970′s and then the doors were closed.Saving the building from becoming a parking lot in 1995, a group of dedicated individuals set out to restore the Glove. The news of the Glove’s rebirth generated a burst of community enthusiasm. Money was raised to stabilize the structure and throughout the last decade, volunteers have continued to work diligently to restore the Glove to it’s former prominence.

   Museum History and HoursThe Glove Theatre Museum was established February 14, 2003 with a grant from the Holcomb Family Foundation.

It took a group of volunteers more than a year to accumulate the clippings, photos, and memorabilia of the years gone by.

The Glove Theatre Museum is open
Monday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm the museum is open with the curator present for discussion and guiding.

Special appointment tours can be arranged by calling 518-773-8255.


Additional Information

Theatre Rental

Did you know that theater is available for rent year round? This versatile space is ideal for meetings, parties, events, trade shows, or producing your own show. Call (518) 773-8255 EXT 21 for a tour and pricing information.


You can order tickets the following ways:

1)Call 518-773-8255 Ext 25 leave your name, phone number, how many and what type of tickets and someone will call you back.

2)Online through the following link. Ovation Tix

3)Email us at Box Office with your name, phone number, how many and what type of tickets and someone will be in contact with you.

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Upcoming Events

Next 2 Normal

The Glove Theater is proud to present the Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal (book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt).

Next to Normal tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.

Come see an all-star cast in this one weekend only production!

Diana Goodman, Molly McGrath

Dan Goodman, Marc Andrzejewski

Natalie Goodman, Megan Harrington

Gabriel “Gabe” Goodman, Nik Gatzendorfer

Henry, Nick Martiniano

Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden, Michael Lotano

Next to Normal begins the Glove Theaters 100th year celebration, 100 Years and Still Entertaining.

Shows are:

Thursday, January 23rd at 8pm

Friday, January 24rd at 8 pm

Saturday, January 25th at 2 pm and 8pm

Sunday, January 26th at 6 pm

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students/ seniors. Please contact the box office at (518) 773-8355, ext. 25/ for reservations. Order online @ Next 2 Normal Tickets

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