Photos courtesy of Peter Pennoyer Architects


Schedule of Summer Events to Celebrate Guild Hall’s Theater Re-opening


 Guild Hall is thrilled to announce the completion of the two-year capital improvements project this summer with the reopening of the theater in July, with the galleries, classrooms, offices, and grounds having reopened to the public last summer. The renovation of the theater was a collaboration with Peter Pennoyer Architects and theatrical consultants Apeiro Design. The renovation of Guild Hall’s1931 facility has been a labor of love involving hundreds of individuals, from their building team to their donors. The theater’s enhancements include wider, more comfortable seats with greater row-to-row depth, a steeper rake for improved sightlines, a new flexible social space at the rear of the theater, an audio lift system for acoustically superior sound suitable for every art form from symphonies to cinema, advanced lighting, video systems, a remote-controlled camera system for live streaming and recording, a relocated control booth, and new lighting positions in the balcony.

To celebrate the reopening of the theater, Guild Hall will host a benefit concert with Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor/singer, Billy Porter, on Friday, July 12 at 8 PM. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their most festive attire and walk the red carpet. Benefit-level tickets include a post-concert cocktail reception where Porter will be in attendance. 

The full season includes a wide variety of exhibitions, talks, performances, and more throughout the summer, with a diverse lineup of programs in the theater to demonstrate the extensive technical improvements. To purchase tickets and for a full schedule of events with details, please visit www.guildhall.org. A highlighted schedule of events, subject to change, is as follows: 



Clothesline Art Sale

Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m 

Rain date: June 23

Summer Gala

Friday, August 2 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Garden as Art

Sunday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 2024 George D. Yates Golf Outing at the Maidstone Club

Monday, September 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



First Literature Project

May 19 – July 14

Spin a Yarn

May 19 – July 14

Ted Carey: Queer As Folk

May 19 – July 14

Eric Fishl: A Day at the Beach

July 17 – September 1

Julian Schnabel

August 3 – October 28 



GATHER: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.


Modern Friendship
with Anna Goldfarb and special guest Katie Horwitch Sunday, June 30 at 1 p.m.


Inside the Situation Room with George Stephanopoulos

Sunday, July 21 at 5 p.m.

An Evening with David Sedaris

Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. 



In Conversation: Ann Buckwalter & Mathew Nichols

Sunday, June 23 at 2 p.m.

Conversations Across Time: Fiber Arts Then and Now with Estrellita Brodsky & Joanne Pillsbury Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m.

Stirring The Pot Series Florence Fabricant in Conversation with:

Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park

Sunday, July 28 at 11 a.m.

Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald of Levain Bakery

Sunday, August 18 at 11 a.m.

Giada de Laurentiis

Sunday, August 4 at 11 a.m.

Equality Matters in the Hamptons with Bryan Stevenson

Friday, August 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Marcus Samuelsson

Sunday, August 25 at 11 a.m.

A Conversation with Julian Schnabel

Saturday, August 3 at 6 p.m.

StarTalk Live! With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Sunday, August 18 at 7 p.m.


Dilla Time: The Dilla Experience
with Dan Charnas, Jeff Peretz, and Special Guests Nate Smith Thursday, August 22 at 7 p.m.


Unscripted: An Evening of Authentic Tales with The Moth

Friday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. 



Student Body in Concert

Saturday, July 6 at 7 p.m.

An Evening with Billy Porter Theater Grand Reopening Benefit Concert Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.

Branford Marsalis Quartet

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m.

G.E. Smith’s Portraits featuring Yola

Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m.

Robert Glasper in Concert

Monday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

Sam Green’s 32 Sounds

Thursday August 1 at 7 p.m.

G.E. Smith’s Portraits featuring Valerie June & Lola Kirke

Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m.

Rufus Wainwright in Concert

Sunday, September 1 at 7 p.m.


Nico Muhly’s “The Bell Études”
An Evening of Solo Piano Performed by Conor Hanick Composed by Nico Muhly and Commissioned by Guild HallSaturday, September 7 at 7 p.m.


Arturo O’Farrill and the Latin Jazz Ensemble

Saturday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

Taylor Mac in Concert an Evening of Songs

Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m. 



Hamptons Film Festival: Summer Docs: Skywalkers: A Love Story

Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m.

Super/Man: The Christopher Reeve Story

Wednesday, August 14 at 7 p.m.

Academy Icons: Susan Lacy Film Series

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand with Susan Lacy & Sam Pollard Sunday, July 7 at 7 p.m.

Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for the Note with Susan Lacy & Jamie Bernstein Sunday, August 25 at 7 p.m.

Paul Simon: Born at the Right Time with Susan Lacy

Monday, September 6 at 7 p.m.


Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart
with Susan Lacy, Laurie Anderson & Timothy Greenfield Sanders Sunday, September 15 at 7 p.m.


Sam Green’s 32 Sounds

Thursday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

OLA Latino Film Festival Screening of Blue Beetle

Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. 



New York City Ballet: On and Offstage

Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m.

Hamptons Dance Project VI

Friday, August 9, Saturday, August 10, & Sunday, August 11 at 6 p.m. Offsite



An Evening of Short Plays Directed by Bob Balaban Saturday, July 27 & Sunday, July 28 at 7 p.m.



Zainab Johnson

Wednesday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

Dulcé Sloan

Saturday, September 21 at 7 p.m. 



Annual Members Meeting

Wednesday July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Silent Disco Dance Party in the Garden

Friday, August 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.

OLA Family Day

Sunday, September 15 from noon to 2 p.m.

Halloween Silent Disco Dance Party

Saturday, October 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. 




Wednesday, August 21 at 5 p.m.

Sunrise Circus with Parallel Exit

Wednesday, August 28 at 5 p.m. 



Family Tour + Workshop

Saturday, June 15 Saturday, July 13 Saturday, August 10 Saturday, August 24 Saturday, September 21 Saturday, October 19 12 p.m.

Lunch Break with Anthony Madonna

Friday, June 21 Friday, July 12 Friday, August 23 Friday, September 13 Friday, October 18 12 p.m.

Full program details and ticketing info can be found on online for each event at https://www.guildhall.org/events/.

Guild Hall’s galleries and Louise & Howie’s Coffee Bar in the lobby are open Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 p.m. and Friday, 12-7 p.m., including a happy hour from 5-6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Museum admission is always free.



Guild Hall is the cultural heart of the East End: a museum, performing arts, and education center, founded in 1931. We invite everyone to experience the endless possibilities of the arts: to open minds to what art can be; inspire creativity and conversation; and have fun.

Guild Hall has served four generations and introduced audiences to the most storied artists and performers of our time. As they approach their centennial, they are near the completion of a state-of-the-art renovation to match the caliber of their artistry for twenty-first-century audiences. The facility-wide Capital Improvements Project & Campaign includes top-of-the-line physical and technological enhancements to better deliver on their mission as an artist-driven, interdisciplinary institution.

For more information about Guild Hall, please visit GuildHall.org


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158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY, 11937 

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