The final goal is within reach for the Simon Theatre and Barnhill Center! You’ve probably heard about or even attended one of the recent events. Michael Martin Murphy put on a sold-out Christmas show at the Simon, and the Barnhill Center hosted over 30 wedding receptions and events this year.

Can you believe the progress?

This was just a dream, and now it’s a reality thanks to your support! But we still have more work to do, and we need your help to finish the final touches.

You can make an investment in our community

Your support not only helps restore a piece of Brenham’s heritage and history, you’re investing in the community. Washington County sits in the heart of Texas. Every day you see tourists travel from Austin, Houston, and as far away as Dallas. Your support for the Simon helps attract more investment and economic activity in Washington County. The Simon Theatre and Barnhill Center are first class meeting and event spaces.

You can help us complete this project

To date, we’ve raised over $5.4 million from the local community! Can you believe it? From the beginning, the support for this project has been amazing.  First, we need to pay off our debt of $1.3 million. And we want to raise another $900,000 to complete the meeting rooms to make it a first-rate conference center for Brenham and Washington County.

Getting to this point wasn’t easy. So many people have sacrificed their time and money to get the project to where it is currently. Now you can help complete this amazing project and be a part of Brenham’s history and heritage.

Through your support, you can help the community keep more dollars in Brenham, and bring more people during the week.

Help us with the final push to complete The Barnhill Center! 



The Barnhill Center is opening and there are opportunities to continue to support the non-profit organization by leaving your mark on this historic landmark.  The Stars of Simon Walkway and Theatre Seat Sponsorship Campaign brochure is attached. You can also pay by credit card on the link below.

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Simon Seat & Marker Brochure


Click on the link above to view and print the brochure. Click on the “Donate” button to pay by credit card.