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Sands Constellation Theatre @ FHPAC

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.

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Fundraising Campaign
Fundraising Campaign

"Help us raise the curtain"

$ 700,000 SPACES
$ 508,375 EQUIP

The below indicated amounts will assure naming rights for specified equipment.  These amounts do not necessarily reflect the actual cost of the items.  Donations in any amount are welcome.      

   300,000   Inner Lobby/Gallery*
   300,000   Auditorium*
     75,000   Box Office
     25,000   Community Office Suite/Will-Call Window

* Includes rights to 1 Mezzanine Box of 8 Seats

   100,000   Theatre Organ
   100,000   Stage Rigging
     75,000   Digital Sign N. Main**
     50,000   Audio Sytems incl Hearing Impaired System** 
     50,000   Sound Shell**
     30,000   Media Projector
     25,000   Genie Pers Lift**
     13,375   Window Blackouts**
     11,000   100 Perf. Chairs**
     10,000   Lighting Pos**
     10,000   Concession Tables etc
     10,000   Ticketing System**
     10,000   Liquor License Suppt
       8,000   Office Phone & Video Monitoring**
       2,000   Ice Machine
       2,000   Laundry
       2,000   Comm. Dishwasher

**Urgently required for Opening!

It is the Mission of FHPAC to enrich Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes Region with a community performing arts center and theatre offering a wide variety of art, live performances, lectures, films, and other family entertainment. 

Renovations are in process!  Tours of the facility may be arranged well in advance by contacting Mr. Estey at 585-412-6043 during regular business hours.  Public tours will be available during HOMECOMING on September 21st from 1:00pm - 6:00pm. 

Opening Gala ~ January 11 & 12, 2020
The temporary office now open at 5297 Parkside Drive, Suite 306C (Box17)
Call 585-412-6043 or email


Our Vision:
We are an Anchor for the Arts in the Finger Lakes.
The community fund raising drive is now under way.  With the main construction and remodeling budget raised, the theatre now requires specific items such as seats and rigging, sound system, chairs, sound shell and more to function.  The communty's support needs to give the theatre this money to "help us raise the curtain" and make this venue the best we can provide.  
Donations may be made online, mailed 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

The theatre is located in the existing (1928 Academy Annex) Fort Hill Apartments complex, at the corner of Main Street and Fort Hill Avenue. The address is 20 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY, 14424.  The housing complex is owned by Conifer Realty, LLC.

This space is for organizations in the arts to have a professional level production facility. Artists of all disciplines may present their skills at reasonable expenditure.  Trained support staff will support productions in this desirable and attractive space. The  venue will bring in audiences from the surrounding Finger Lakes region as well as the residents of the apartment complex, and tourists that will shop local businesses and utilize hospitality establishments.  The economic impact of this facility within the community will be considerable.  

The New Look

The new-look auditorium will serve as an anchor location for the performing arts! FHPAC will be a well-equipped theatre with lighting, sound and rigging.  
It will be designed for performances by orchestras, chamber groups, bands, dance, dramatic and musical theatre productions, instructional programs, recitals, demonstrations, presentations, conferences and ceremonies.

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


All donors will be shown on our donor wall in the main lobby, and will be listed in our program for every event in the facility.
Naming rights donors will have their names displayed in or on the designated space or equipment.
The $600 seat purchases will be recognized with a plaque on the back of the audience chair.
We greatly appreciate all donors and all types of contributions made toward the success of this fabulous project.

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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