Gala 2023: Celebrating Town Hall & Passing the Mic

Please join us for our annual Gala to pass the mic to our new leader and celebrate the exciting future of Town Hall! In a time when nothing is more important than coming together, we’ll highlight the power of Town Hall’s mission to create accessible space for our patrons and rental partners. 

Our Cause

Tickets for most of our programs are available on a sliding scale starting at just $5, and Town Hall’s annual Gala is a big part of keeping it that way. Join us in helping to raise $350,000 to keep fulfilling our mission. Your Gala ticket purchase and raise the paddle support are vital components of keeping Town Hall accessible.

The Evening

5:00pm Cocktail Hour: Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and games enjoyed on the lobby level.

6:00pm Dinner & Support: Meet our new Executive Director and enjoy a program with local luminaries. Plus, you’ll savor a meal prepared by Chef John Sundstrom of Lark, while raising your glass and paddle in The Wyncote Foundation NW Forum.

8:30pm Join us upstairs in The Great Hall for our featured benefit event with Lane Moore with Lindy West and Angela Garbes

Benefit Program

Lane Moore with Angela Garbes and Lindy West: You Will Find Your People

Ticket Price: $25-$50

The night culminates in the evening’s public program featuring Lane Moore with Lindy West and Angela Garbes at 8:30PM! Moore’s new book, You Will Find Your People, details the funny, messy, and rewarding process of maintaining friendships as adults. $25 of each ticket benefits Town Hall Seattle, and a book add-on is also available.

Benefit doors will open at 7pm, and we’ll celebrate the night with games and prizes, a special Third Place pop-up bookstore featuring titles from the 2022-23 Town Hall season, mingling, and specialty cocktails. Plus, benefit ticket holders will receive 10% off at Hotel Sorrento for dinner and cocktails before joining us in the building!


John Sundstrom, Lark
Chef John Sundstrom

Dinner will be prepared by returning Town Hall Gala chef and James Beard Award-winner John Sundstrom, owner of the incredible local restaurants Lark, Bitter/Raw, and Slab Sandwiches. Learn more about Chef Sundstrom. 

Cocktail Hour  

Seaweed ‘chicharone’, avocado, sesame furikake
Sourdough blini, herbed goat cheese
Chistorra chorizo in pastry, pimenton aioli 

Asparagus, capers, cooked egg, watercress, tarragon vinaigrette
Columbia City Bakery dinner roll, salted butter 

Main Course Options  

Alaskan halibut, sunchokes Barigoule, Meyer lemon, truffled sunchoke chips
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Blue Bird Grain Farms farotto, kabocha squash, fried rosemary, maitake mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano 


Lemon tres leches cake, rhubarb vanilla bean compote, pistachio 


Event Sponsors


If you’re interested in sponsoring the Gala or buying a corporate table, please contact Liz Houlton, Grants & Corporate Relations Manager,  

In-Kind Sponsors