While our fundraising goals may seem impossible, here at the Palace Theatre with the help of our community we dream up impossible things every day.
We hope you will join the celebration and in doing so help Londoners to continue to "play a part".
To unite our London community in raising funds for desperately needed repair and revitalization work.
Since the launch of this year's fundraising event, which already had a mandate of continuing to mitigate the costs associated with repairing the auditorium walls last year, our HVAC unit for the Theatre was vandalized twice, and for less than a hundred dollars worth of copper, thieves did tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage. While insurance may still cover some of this cost to repair or replace the unit, we will still have to take strong steps to ensure that we can protect the unit to a degree where this never happens again. Having to shift our focus even further from the programming needs for LYTE (our youth theatre program) or sound and lighting equipment upgrades severely impacts our ability to be the kind of organization our community deserves. Please help us get back on track and to put our organizational funds on the stage, where they belong.
where to go
The Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street
when it's happening
April 22, 2017; Doors Open at 6:30 PM for The Looking Glass Lounge Cocktail Party and 5:30 PM for The Mad Hatter's Dinner Party.
what to wear
We are hoping that you will embrace our theme and come in one of two costume choices. Either one allows you to join in the fun and will make for lovely photos. An Alice-themed costume is a wonderful choice (white rabbits, caterpillars, Cheshire Cats, and any other Wonderland fantasy creature are all welcome!) but dressing in your interpretation of “Actor’s Blacks” - an all black outfit of your choice (Hats, gloves or fabulous shoes most welcome) works as well. This is an event where there is no such thing as over the top… Trust me the Hatter will agree!
Bonus for ticket holders: McCulloch’s is willing to give you a 10% discount if you show them your event ticket. This is on full costumes or accessories.
what to expect
A fabulous silent auction, exciting live auction, fantastic hors d'oeuvres from Steel Grill Catering and a complimentary beverage all included in your ticket price! Not to mention an automatic chance at the door prize (stay tuned!), wonderful company, and back by popular demand: The Sir John A MacDonalds who will be playing four sets throughout the evening, including two for dancing the night away!
Still not convinced? How about a luxury weekend with tickets to a Shaw Festival production and a FREE Lexus rental to take you there? All these prizes and so many more will be auctioned off at Alice at the Palace!
For entry to The Looking Glass Lounge Cocktail Party tickets are only $40.
Consider joining us for The Mad Hatter's Dinner Party as well - tickets are only $125 for a full dinner served on our beautiful Main Stage and entry to all other parts of the event.
Tickets are available by calling the Box Office during office hours at 519-432-1029.