Reshaping The Future

Welcome to Town Hall 1873 Theatre’s “Reshaping The Future” Fundraising Campaign!

Join other community supporters!

What is “Reshaping The Future”?  Thanks to the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario, Town Hall 1873 has received 73% of the funding needed to complete renovations to further improve the accessibility, sustainability and resiliency of the building’s 150 year old infrastructure.  Work on this 4-year $770,000 project has already begun and will continue through 2026.  We are now raising the remaining funds, approximately $250,000, through our “Reshaping The Future” campaign in order to complete all projects.

Your donation will go directly into installing a new, fully accessible elevator to provide access to all levels of the building including stage level, an upgraded kitchen, improvements to the greenroom and patrons lounge, restoration of the Simcoe Street marquee, upgraded sound equipment for the theatre and ensuring the iconic Bell Tower is restored and returned to its rightful, historic location above the building.

Town Hall 1873 Theatre celebrates 150 Years in 2023!

Please make a gift today to help us set the stage for the next 150 years!

Thank You For Your Support!

Special Events to benefit this campaign…


Town Hall 1873 Artist Series

As part of the series, each of our FIVE artists will have 50 limited edition, signed prints available for sale.
To date, we have hosted receptions for Lauren Walker (November) and Lynne Rempel (December).

The artists:

November Feature Artist – Lauren Walker

December Feature Artist – Lynne Rempel

March Feature Artist – Karen Doran 

April Feature Artist –Hildy Smith

May Feature Artist – Debbie Tinmouth

Currently we have the following limited edition, artist-signed prints available — these are selling fast!

Lauren Walker – “Port Perry Railway, 1912”
Lynne Rempel – “Night out at the Town Hall”
Limited edition, artist-signed prints of the above paintings are available for sale NOW at Town Hall 1873 Theatre!  The 12″ x 18″ artist-signed prints are just $75 each including tax. Each print comes with an offer for professional framing by The Framers Gallery in downtown Port Perry.  For your convenience a number of these prints are also available for sale directly at THE FRAMERS GALLERY, 233 Queen Street, Port Perry in addition to those sold at Town Hall Theatre.  All proceeds from the sale of each print benefits ‘Reshaping The Future’!
Proceeds from the sale of each limited edition print directly benefits ‘Reshaping The Future’! Thank you for your support!

Historic Port Perry: An Exhibition by Jonathan van Bilsen

Dates: January and February, 2023

Location:  Patrons’ Lounge

Time: Theatre Business Hours

Throughout January and February, Town Hall 1873 presents  HISTORIC PORT PERRY, a photo exhibition by award-winning photographer and television host  Jonathan van Bilsen! Jonathan’s exhibition of remastered photos of historic Port Perry will remain on display for public enjoyment during theatre business hours until the end of February 2023.

Attendance for this event is free.

(Under construction:  ______by Jonathan will also be available for purchase with ____ of proceeds to benefit Reshaping The Future!)



   This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and by the Government of Ontario.