Coming to the Town Hall Theatre in Bainbridge is like meeting with an old friend for an intimate conversation. The wood floors creak as you walk up the stairs to the auditorium on the second floor. On a performance night, the smell of popcorn is in the air, and the scuffle of chairs sliding under tables blends with the sound of lively conversations as friends greet each other before the performance. Laughter and sing-a-longs and suprising harmonies of blended voices echo through the dramatic acoustics of this rare proscenium theatre.
You don’t just watch a performance here, you experience it.
The Town Hall Theatre is a unique 1910 vintage theatre on the second and third floors of the Main Street Town Hall building, and has been carefully and patiently restored to its original look. The theatre itself is something to experience – 250 seats, an upper balcony, beautiful restored tin ceiling, and tall columns that frame the wooden stage.It was converted into the Avon Theatre in 1938, becoming a full time movie theatre, but was closed in the 1950s. Its salvation from neglect began in 1976 when a newly-formed all-volunteer group, the Jericho Arts Council, was formed to restore the theatre. Restoration was completed at the end of 2009. Now the Jericho Arts Council is the steward of the Town Hall Theatre, and the group hosts a range of performances in the theatre.
From September to May, the Jericho Arts Council presents an eclectic range of quality, family-friendly programming for all ages. Musical programs include everything from folk to big band to doo-wop, and everything in between. Their Town Hall Opry series is renowned for bringing to Bainbridge the best in bluegrass music from all over the […]