Why You Need to Visit the Glenn Massay Theater

here’s something special about seeing a live performance at the Glenn Massay Theater in Palmer, Alaska. This state-of-the-art facility is located at the University of Alaska’s Mat-Su College and hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year. Whether it’s a concert, dance recital, musical, or play, our local talent takes the stage and leaves audiences with lasting memories! Here are some things you should know about the theater.

Everything You Need to Know About the Glenn Massay Theater

If you thought the Glenn Massay Theater was outdated, think again! This remodeled venue is beautifully modern, making it the perfect place to enjoy community events and productions. Step into the impressive glass lobby for tickets, concessions, coat storage, and restrooms, then make your way to the sprawling 520-seat auditorium. Top-notch acoustics and a color-changing LED lighting system promise a memorable show.

Local Tip: Before the curtain rises, warm up with a beverage from Groundlings Coffee, Glenn Massay’s brand new coffee shop. It’s open an hour before productions and serves espresso drinks, brewed coffee, and flavored steamers.


There’s always something happening at the Glenn Massay Theater! If you’re visiting Alaska during the holidays, check out the annual Mat-Su Concert Band Holiday Concert, Trees of the Valley Celebration, and an Alaskan rendition of the Nutcracker. Or, stop by in the spring for the Equinox Women’s Film Festival and the Mat-Su Concert Band Spring Concert. You can also visit the theater’s events page for a full list of upcoming events, including:

  • Movie screenings
  • Festivals
  • Benefits
  • Receptions
  • Conferences
  • Lectures
  • Competitions
  • … And more!

Hours & Tickets

The Glenn Massay Theater is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. On “event only days,” (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday), guests may purchase tickets at the box office one hour prior to the event’s start time. You can also call the theater at (907) 746-9300 for event info and details.

Book Your Stay at Alaska Garden Gate B&B

Whether your child is performing at the Glenn Massay Theater or you’re looking for some live entertainment, Alaska Garden Gate is the best place to come home to. Our bed and breakfast is less than a mile from the theater and has everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Comfortable accommodations, beautiful views, and luxurious amenities are just a few of the things you’ll experience when you stay with us.

If you’re traveling with the whole family, consider booking one of our Two-Bedroom/Two-Bath Cottages. Each features a master bedroom/bathroom, a second bedroom/bathroom, and a spacious living room and kitchen. Plus, you’ll have a private entrance with outstanding mountain views. There’s truly nothing better!

To find your perfect cottage, apartment, or bed and breakfast room, check our availability and book directly on our website. We look forward to having you!

Photo Credits: Heather Dunn at Ambiance Photography, Ken Graham Photography

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