Downstairs at Town Hall

Downstairs at Town Hall is accessed through the Seneca Street entrance. It is a carpeted open space with natural lighting that may be set up in a variety of configurations.  Curtains in the center of the room can be closed to create a more-intimate, 5,000-square-foot space. The Downstairs space also connects by stairwells and elevator with the entire building.


Downstairs at Town Hall features:

  • Up to 275 seats in theatre-style configuration
  • Up to 250 seats in banquet-style configuration
  • Up to 233 seats in cabaret-style configuration
  • Up to 102 seats in classroom-style configuration
  • Stage: 9’ deep x 36’ wide
    With stage extensions: 9’ deep by 32’ wide, with additional 4′ x 16′ wide thrust downstage center
  • Stage floor: brown Masonite
  • Dimensions of the room: 100′ wide x 50′ deep (5,000 square feet)
  • Piano: 5’10” Steinway Hamburg O 1921
  • Stage lighting and dimmer system (see Equipment page)
  • Sound system (see Equipment page)
  • Catering kitchen (see Catering page)
  • Flexible backstage area
  • Green room
  • Town Hall is fully ADA-accessible; assisted-listening devices available

Venue Setup Fee

Standard furniture setup and strike (required for all events): $100 per venue; includes up to 10 6′ long tables. Additional charges apply for non-standard set-up.


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