Dear friends and neighbors,

It’s happening! In two and a half months, we will celebrate the theater’s grand reopening and welcome you with a roster of concerts, dance, film, comedy, and live performances. The Guild Hall mission statement includes “possibilities” and “fun” for a reason.

This two-year renovation has taken a village, and we are grateful for the abundance of community generosity. Just like when Guild Hall opened 93 years ago, we depend on everyone—from Main Street neighbors to small businesses—to help open our doors.

Will you join any of the myriad efforts below by Wednesday, May 1, and come to our July reopening first?



Renew or upgrade your membership. Eliza will be your new best friend, and you’ll be invited to preview week.

Name a Seat

The wider, comfier red seats await your name, a tribute, or a business name. We also accept haiku.

Become A Community Pillar

Guild Hall supports Main Street spending, restaurants, inns, and local contractors. Make your business a Community Pillar and network with peers, patrons, and Kendra.

Place an Ad

Boost your business in our Season Program Guide. And if you really want to make an impact, take the centerfold!

Your Name Here

You can never be too creative. We have everything from the theater balcony to the dressing rooms left to name. We also accept proposals to name extinguishers or a new Steinway. Kristin will help you find the right match, be it fire safety or piano music.


If you want future generations to benefit from your gift, consider naming an endowment for a program area that has enhanced your life. Has Anthony heightened the way you listen? Endow Learning + New Works. Has Melanie introduced you to new art? Endow Visual Arts. Has Florence made you hungry? Endow Stirring the Pot. Has Amy made you laugh? Endow a comedy series.


Join the Volunteers of Guild Hall. Sue and VoGH will be your instant community.

Give Advice

I accept free advice, but it will cost you $1 per minute. Call me at 631.324.0806, x101, and have your credit card ready for Jeannine.

But seriously, folks, thank you for being our friends, neighbors, artists, and allies.

With high hopes,





Brianna Hernandez enjoying a sunny day at Guild Hall, 2023. Photo: Amy Kirwin

Silent Dance Party in the Furman Garden, 2023. Photo: Jessica Dalene

Guild Hall staff at the summer gala, 2023. Photo: Jessica Dalene

Chico Hamilton, jazz drummer and his band at student performance, 1973. Photo: Philippe Montant 

Jo Raymond, Conrad Thibault, Helena Fraser, and Gloria Nouri, 1960.

Guild Hall archives Art workshop, 1983. Photo: Rameshwar Das


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