Welcome to Princess Theatre: Center for the Performing Arts

Your Experience Starts Here.

                   Safety First!

Friends, we are aware of concerns about COVID-19 numbers and the delta variant. We want to personally assure you that the Princess Theatre places your safety and well-being first and foremost.

The members of our staff are fully vaccinated, have temperature checks, maintain social distancing and wear masks while carrying out their duties. We also encourage our guests to wear masks and keep a respectful social distance from other patrons not in your household. Our sanitization and cleaning measures are stringent, thorough and exceed government guidelines. The Theatre's capacity allows for social distancing before and during the performance.

Some artists have additional COVID-19 precautionary requirements for attendance to their shows. Currently these artists include Keb' Mo' and Bruce Hornsby. Both concerts will require a negative COVID test no more than 78 hours prior to performance date to attend. If you wish to bypass this requirement, patrons can present proof of vaccination instead. If you wish to receive a refund because you do not want to meet these requirements, please send your request to: [email protected] 

Let's work together to keep the music playing!

Your patronage is so appreciated! 

Upcoming Shows

Please click here for upcoming shows.

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Songwriter Series Package!

The 2nd Thursday each month, top-tier Singer/Songwriters perform in the Princess Theatre's Singer/Songwriter Listening Room! This is an intimate space where you hear the songs and the stories behind them! Get SIX shows for the price of FIVE when you purchase the Season Series Package! 
2021 Summer/Fall Series sponsored by Daikin available now.

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STORY SLAM!
$100 cash prize!

Celebrate Diversity, Build Empathy, Create Change!

Prepare a 5 minute story about how you crossed, should have crossed, needed to cross a bridge (literal, figurative or both) - to be shared on stage with no notes. Drop your name in the hat - 10 tellers will be drawn randomly. Judges are a diverse and beautiful group. You could win $100 but more importantly your story could spark important conversations and create lasting change!  Sponsored by WLRH Public Radio and The Mitchell-West Center for Social Inclusion, The Story Slam tickets are $10 advance/$12 at door - all attendees, including entrants, must purchase a ticket.

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Past Events

Rodney Crowell 2021

Drive-by Truckers 2019

Larkin Poe 2019

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As a nonprofit organization, the Princess Theatre relies on the support of its donors, who play an invaluable role in both the present and the future of the entertainment venue. Your gift today supports our programming, and education initiatives.

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The Princess Theatre has been a north Alabama landmark for more than a century. She began life as a livery stable in 1887. In 1919, the Princess opened her doors as a performing arts venue.


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Testimonials

A few things our patrons have shared about their experience over the years:

"Love the Princess Theater and appreciate all the work that goes into each production. It’s a home town thing for me and the Princess is DECATUR!"

Bonnie Hamric

Source: Facebook

"Excellent community theatre with wonderful support for original songwriters. I give it five hearts of excellence ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤"

Debbie Bond

Source: Facebook

"This is a great old theatre. Reminded me of times past. I was here due to an auction, but was able to walk through the entire place. This place would be a great place just to visit and if you have a reason to go to it, go. Walk around and explore."

JP Aus

Source: Google

"It was a lovely, loving, lively event filled with kind people, delicious food, and good music at a great venue. Really enjoyed all the roaring 20s attire in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the theater."

Kimberly McCracken

Source: Google

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