There is an ad on page 11 of the January 18, 1919 edition of the Town Crier highlighting superb productions, coming soon, by the San Carlo Grand Opera Company. “America’s greatest touring organization,” the ad exclaimed, “one hundred people, distinguished American and European stars, symphony orchestra, brilliant chorus, superb stage settings.”
We’re in the homestretch of the campaign to fund our historic renovation.
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We’re still Inside/Out while our building is under renovation. Join us in a neighborhood near you until we return to our First Hill home in 2019.
After 18 seasons of programming and over a century since its construction, Town Hall’s building is getting its first major renovation!
Thanks to support from our community, our landmark venue is getting some much-needed love. From necessities like seismic stabilization to vital patron upgrades like climate control and new restrooms, we’re overhauling our building for 100 more years of life.
We can’t wait to re-introduce you to our historic home when we re-open later this year. Click below to help fund our renovation or learn more about the project.
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The Town Hall building was originally built as Seattle’s Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist. Construction began in 1916. It was designed by Portland architect George Foote Dunham (1876-1949). Built in the Roman Revival style, he wanted it to resemble, in updated terms, Rome’s Pantheon.
Our general contractor, Rafn, has encountered new and significant issues with plaster in the Great Hall and on the second floor that will affect the timeline of our reopening. Complications like these are unusual so close to completion, and we’re working with Rafn to understand the problem and its implications for our schedule. While they have yet to propose a new timeline, as of today they’re anticipating a 60-day delay. This team was selected especially for its experience with historic renovations, so we’re relying on their expertise to choose doing the work “right” over doing it “fast.”
Mozart has been the toast of Seattle for quite some time. The old Town Crier (that ran locally from 1910 to 1938) has a plethora of references of concerts done by symphonies and choral groups; chamber music orchestras and soloists playing the renowned work of one Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
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