Town Hall 1873 Self-Guided Tour: GREEN ROOM
GREEN ROOM (definition): A room for performers to wait or relax when not required on stage; green was a popular historical colour. Early reference 1599 Blackfriars, Theatre London had a room that was painted green behind the Theatre for actors to use, no other reason for choice of colour.
- The Green Room was an addition to the Hall in 2004.
- The south wall of the original building is exposed in the green room.
- Prior to the renovation Performers had a very small dressing room.
- See the section of wooden wall with various signatures and writing – this was saved from an original “backstage” wall of the Theatre between 1974 – 2004. Performers would sign the wall and write messages of good will.
- The Green Room is currently used as a makeup/dressing room.
- The original (pre-renovation) changing area remains as the main dressing room, partitioned from the general green room space by a door for privacy.
- The curtained area is currently used as a 2nd dressing room for performers.
- This is the original dressing room. Currently used as the main Dressing room for various productions.
- When the Hall was restored in 1974 this space had a wall of make up mirrors on the north wall with limited space for the actors to change & prepare for performances.
- Stairs to the backstage area above ran up/down beside the east window in the hallway, this stairwell was added in the 1974 restoration.
- A previous remodeling in 1939 enlarged the original auditorium stage by removing the stairs and wings.