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Fund raising is underway! Your donations are vital so we can continue to move forward! 
Thank You!

Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, Inc  (FHPAC) is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations may be tax deductible. For questions and information about charitable organizations in New York State phone 518-486-9797. or visit
FHPAC, Inc NYS Charities Office registration number is 46-06-73.

Honor fellow classmates, your graduating class, beloved teachers, administrators, family and friends by purchasing a theatre seat. Seats are available as a donor recognition item for $600. Consider purchasing a group of seats.  The honoree will appear on a plaque on the arm rest of a seat and the donor and their honoree will appear on the Donor Wall

*The purchase of seat plaques is for naming purposes only.  Seats are for ticket holder use, not for donor use.

All donors will be shown on our Donor Wall in the main lobby and listed in programs for every event.  Naming rights donors will have their names displayed in or on the designated space or equipment. We greatly appreciate all donations made toward the success of this fabulous project.

More opportunities for naming rights donations. 


Sueann Townsend
Executive Director

Phone: (585) 412-6043

It is the Mission of FHPAC to enrich Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Region with a community
performing arts center and theatre. 

Vision: The Sands-Constellation Theatre at Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, Inc. is the premier mid-size venue for Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region for the presentation of music, dance, theatre and family entertainment.


The community fund raising drive is still ongoing. We need your support. Construction and remodeling funds have been raised and now FHPAC needs funds for required items such as seats, rigging, chairs, sound shell and more.  
Donations can be made online, by mail to 20 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY 14424 or transferred directly through Canandaigua National Bank into the FHPAC account with FLACE. The Board of Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, Inc. thanks you for your generous support.


The Plan

Fort Hill Performing Art Center is located at 20 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY, 14424 in the existing (1928 Academy Annex) Fort Hill Apartments complex.

The Sands Constellation Theatre provides organizations in the arts, a professional production facility. Artists of all disciplines may utilize the facility at reasonable expense.  Trained staff will be available for all productions. The venue will bring in audiences from the Finger Lakes and surrounding region.

Historic Landmark Beautifully Restored

The 1928 Canandaigua Academy Auditorium has been beautifully restored as the new Sands Constellation Theatre complete with lighting, sound and rigging.  The theatre is designed for performances by orchestras, chamber groups, bands, dance, dramatic and musical theatre productions, instructional programs, recitals, demonstrations, presentations, conferences and ceremonies.

The inner lobby/gallery is designed to serve as a lounge area during productions and a gallery for visual arts exhibits. This space is ideal for corporate meetings, dinners, wedding receptions and small gatherings.  Naming rights for this area are still available.

Final rendering of the Stage of the Sands Constellation Theatre

Final rendering of the House of the Sands Constellation Theatre

Final rendering of the Lobby/Gallery of the Sands Constellation Theatre

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Fort Hill Performing Arts Center, Inc.
20 Fort Hill Ave.
Canandaigua, NY 14424