The United Palace is a beautifully restored 1930 vaudeville theater and movie palace that serves as a spiritual, community, and cultural center in Washington Heights, Manhattan.
It is Upper Manhattan’s performing arts center.
It regularly hosts music, film, and theatre including bachata, merengue, and reggaeton concerts.
Latin Culture at United Palace
Great new films made in the Dominican Republic and by the Dominican Diaspora.
UNITED PALACE in Washington Heights
REGAL E-WALK in the Times Square Theater District
Thursday-Sunday, November 2-5, 2023
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Wed, June 8 – Sun, June 19, 2022
Multiple Manhattan Venues
United Palace News
Mexican Romantic Ballads
Sin Bandera “Frecuencia” Tour brings the Leonel García and Noel Schajris duo to sing Mexican romantic ballads; at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 8pm. From $67. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇦🇷 🇲🇽
African Diaspora Faith Film
“Faith in Blackness,” Charles Reynoso’s documentary about African Diaspora faith traditions; screens with filmmaker Q&As at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 5:30pm (5pm doors). FREE tickets. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇺🇸
Latin Jazz Album Release
Annette Aguilar & String Beans celebrate the release of their new Latin jazz album, “In the North” a tribute to Upper Manhattan; at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7pm (6:30pm doors). FREE tickets. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇳🇮
Buunni Community Open Mic Night is sponsored by Washington Heights’ own Buunni Coffee, a Nepalese Ethiopian artisanal coffee seller; at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 7pm (6:30pm doors). FREE tickets. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇳🇵🇪🇹
Mexican Rock Pioneer
Enrique Guzman “Inmortales del Rock n Roll” brings the Latin rock pioneer; to the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Friday, January 19, 2024 at 8pm. From $75. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇲🇽
Guadeloupean Classical Music Theatre
“The Chevalier;” the New York Premiere of the classical musical theatre piece about the life and music of French Guadeloupean polymath and classical violinist Joseph Bologne; is at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 4pm. From $35. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇫🇷 🇬🇵
The distribution of human genius is equal among all races, places, and across time. Polymath Joseph Bologne was one of these geniuses. Largely erased from history because he was Black, people are now remembering this incredible man. He is a great story.
This show has special importance. Legendary Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel takes over the New York Philharmonic in 2026. He builds communities and is already a catalyst for a classical music renaissance among young New Yorkers of color. Take your family. You just might be the proud parents of the next Chevalier.
El Rubio Acordeón y Sus Amigos, one of the hottest young merengue bands in the Dominican Republic, plays the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 8pm. From $79. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇩🇴
Mexican Christian Concert
Jesús Adrián Romero “Terrenal Tour” brings Mexican Christian music to the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 8pm (6:30pm doors). From $66. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇲🇽
Dominican Merengue & Bachata
Héctor Acosta “El Torito” & Sus Amigos play Dominican merengue and bachata; at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Valentines Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 8pm. From $80. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇩🇴
Acosta was also a Dominican senator. Wow!
Dominican Off-Broadway Theatre
Waddys Jáquez’ “Mariposas de Acero” (Butterflies of Steel), musical theatre about the Mirabal Sisters, “Las Mariposas” who resisted and were murdered by the dictator Trujillo; stars Adalgisa Pantaleón, Nashla Bogaert, Hony Estrella, and Frank Ceara; at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Friday-Sunday, February 23-25, 2024 at 8pm. From $88. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇩🇴
This is an important story. We are working from Santiago de los Caballeros, near where the Mirabal Sisters lived and near where they were murdered in the mountains on the road to Puerta Plata. That place still gives chills. Their memory is cherished here. Women are the guardians of culture, and this was not Trujillo’s only evil. To understand the Dominican Republic today, you have to understand Trujillo.
Chilean Pop Ballads
Myriam Hernandez “Invencible Tour” sings Chilean pop ballads at the United Palace in Washington Heights, Manhattan; on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 8pm. From $65. unitedpalace.boletosexpress.com 🇨🇱
United Palace Tickets
(at 175th St)
Washington Heights, Manhattan
(A) to 175th and walk 1 block east on 175th.
(1) to 168th St and walk 7 blocks north on Broadway.
About the United Palace
Built in 1930 as one of Loew’s “Wonder Theatres,” the United Palace was one of New York City’s premiere vaudeville and movie houses until 1969.
The architect Thomas Lamb also designed the Cort and Ziegfeld theaters. The interior designer Harold Rambusch also designed the Waldorf Astoria and Radio City Music Hall.
The interiors are a modern baroque fever dream. It’s really beautiful.
In the 1970s, the United Palace of Spiritual Arts saved New York City’s fourth largest theater from demolition. The 3,350 seat theater is now a house of worship and center for popular culture for Upper Manhattan communities.
Washington Heights is a Dominican neighborhood and the United Palace is one of New York’s centers of Dominican culture.