8. Town Hall
The Town Hall in 2018, via Cindy Byram
Historic Town Hall was built in 1921 by the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White under the auspices of The League for Political Education to educate women on political issues, who–with the ratification of the 19th amendment–had just won the right to vote. Beyond providing a platform for important lectures and debates, Town Hall, with its exemplary acoustics and exceptional sight lines, also became the venue of choice for debut recitalists in New York City. Since then, “The People’s Hall” has staged world-class performances in cabaret, dance, music, opera, and theatre, as well as hosted some of the most legendary artistic, cultural, and political figures. Each year Town Hall welcomes more than 200,000 guests
Taking full advantage of the beautiful landmark building and its excellent acoustics and sight lines, each year The Town Hall’s Presenting Season encompasses a lively mix of diverse programs, producing a minimum of 28 concerts designed to appeal to a diverse audience of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds.
The Town Hall’s mission is to provide affordable world-class entertainment by new and established artists to a diverse audience; inspire the youth of our community to appreciate and participate in the arts at The Town Hall and in schools through our Educational Outreach Program; and preserve and enhance The Town Hall as a historic landmark venue for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of generations to come.