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

November Feature Artist – Lauren Walker

Location:  Patrons’ Lounge

Each month we will be featuring a different local artist who is generously providing a print for sale that will benefit the “Reshaping the Future” campaign. 

November’s featured artist is  Lauren Walker beginning with a reception on Thursday November 3rd where you can visit with the artist and ask questions! Lauren’s work remains on display in our Patrons’ Lounge during regular theatre business hours throughout the month.

Attendance for this event is free.  Limited edition prints by the artist are available for purchase with all proceeds to benefit Reshaping The Future!

 


Writing Workshop with Connie Di Pietro

Saturday, November 19th

Location: Patrons’ Lounge

Time: 2 – 4pm

There’s a Story in me, Help me Get it Out! Do you have a book trapped inside of you but don’t know how to get it out?  Let Connie Di Pietro, author of The Shadow Witches in Time Trilogy, show you how to encourage the words to flow like ink from a fountain pen. Every writer, just starting out or multi-published, struggles  with writers’ block at some point; let Connie help you develop tools to get the words flowing again on your next great story!

Connie Di Pietro, lives in Brooklin, Ontario with her husband, four kids, a barn cat, and an Old English Sheepdog named Odin. Though she’s always been known to write horror and has been dubbed the ‘Queen of Macabre’, Connie’s also been known to consort with witches in historical romantic settings. Connie is an award-winning author and slam poet. She takes great pleasure in editing nonfiction science-based, geeky nutritional stuff filled with food puns and believes it strengthens her fictional chops. You are most likely to find Connie behind a computer, typing furiously, surrounded by dusty old books, reading, writing, and editing. For more information on Connie Di Pietro, please follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok.

Price: $30 – Registration limited to 25 persons.

Register/Buy Tickets Now! 


Holiday Cabaret!

Opening Night Benefit Gala & Show – hosted by Town Hall 1873 Theatre

Friday, December 2

Location: Patrons’ Lounge and Theatre

Hosted by Town Hall 1873 Theatre

7 PM – Pre-show, Opening Night Gala with light eats, drinks, auction items and more!

8PM – Curtain “Holiday Cabaret” by SCS Musicals

This brilliant Holiday Variety Cabaret will get you smiling, laughing and singing along with stellar vocals, music, laughter and plenty of heartful moments. Traditional and modern holiday songbook classics and comedic high jinx performed by 15 of Durham Region’s most requested stage singers & performers accompanied by a live instrumental trio. After two years of cancelled holiday festivities and concerts, this show promises to be a bright spot of the 2022 Christmas and Holiday season!

All proceeds from tickets sold for Friday December 2 Gala/Show will benefit “Reshaping The Future” – Thank you for your support!

Buy Tickets Now! 

If you can’t make it on Friday December 2nd for this special “Reshaping The Future” benefit gala and show, tickets for regular performances December 3 and 4 are also on sale.

Tickets: $25 All ages. / Group rate is $20 per person if purchasing 6 of more tickets for the same performance.


Town Hall 1873 Artist Series

December Feature Artist – Lynne Anderson Rempel

Reception: Monday, December 5th

Time: 2-4pm

Location:  Patrons’ Lounge

Each month we will be featuring a different local artist who is generously providing a print for sale that will benefit the “Reshaping the Future” campaign.  December will feature the work of  local artist Lynne Rempel beginning with a reception on Monday, December 5th where you can visit with the artist and ask questions! Lynne’s work will remain on public display during theatre business hours throughout December.

Attendance for this event is free.  Limited edition prints of a featured piece by Lynne will be available for purchase with all proceeds to benefit Reshaping The Future!

 

 


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