The design and permitting phase for the restoration of Town Hall began in April 2014. Construction began in July 2017 and will finish in late 2018. In 2017 we kicked off INSIDE/OUT, a season of programs taking place in neighborhoods throughout Seattle.
The project is managed by Point 32 Services; designed by architects Weinstein A|U (design architect) and Building work (Architect of Record); acoustic engineering by Jaffe Holden; and built by RAFN Construction.
General Contractor RAFN is a leader among sustainable builders in the Puget Sound region. They have worked on projects such as the Seattle University’s Connolly Center and Campion Ballroom, the Bethany Presbyterian Church, and the Boeing Imax Theater.
Project Managers Point32 have overseen work for the Seattle Aquarium, The Bullitt Center, Woodland Park Zoo, the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Uptown Theater (now home of SIFF), and the Nobel Center in Stockholm.
Weinstein A+U is an Architecture and Urban Design firm who have worked on projects such as the Woodland Park Zoo West Entry, Kenmore Library, Temple de Hirsch Sinai Eastside Synagogue, and Hugo House.
Jaffe Holden is an acclaimed acoustic design consultancy, with project experience including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sterling Memorial Library Renovation at Yale, and the Kennedy Center at the Eisenhower Theater in Washington, DC.
What’s happening to Town hall’s programming while the building is closed?
We’ve taken our programming to neighborhoods across Seattle in a season we’re calling Inside/Out. We’re pairing with community partners to co-curate events in venues across our city, bringing our content directly to our audience. Click here to read more about our 2017-18 Inside/Out season.
When will Town Hall be re-opening?
We plan to re-open in Fall of 2018, and will be announcing our venue’s opening day in the latter half of our Inside/Out season. For more updates, keep an eye on our social media or subscribe to our weekly E-mail newsletter if you’re not already!
With this new availability, what kinds of programs can we expect to see?
You’ll be able to enjoy all the Town Hall programming you already love, just more of it! Our expanded performance areas and enhanced production capabilities will also allow us to rent our space to more partners, community organizers, and presenters. You’ll see more of Seattle reflected in these performances, making Town Hall more yours than ever before.
Does this mean Town Hall will be putting on events year-round?
Yes! With a climate control system for keeping the building comfortable during the summer months, we’ll be able to put on programming all year.
Can you tell us more about the “digital stage”?
The Digital Stage is an ambitious new program set to launch alongside our 2018-19 season—it’s a digital venue with programs and content all its own! On this platform you can expect to find unique events that would only be possible through this digital medium: regularly curated podcasts, video interviews, live-streams of our events, and much more!
How can I support the renovation project?
This critical renovation project is only possible through the support of our community and our Town Hall members. Thanks to your generosity, we’re able to fund these necessary advancements and keep Town Hall a part of this town for another century. But construction is still underway—it’s not too late to show your love for Town Hall!