Coronation Hall

Omemee Coronation Hall

  • Made famous by Neil Young’s 2017 Hometown Concert
  • Capacity – 250 
  • Excellent ambience and well maintained 
  • 25-30 minutes from Peterborough

Quote from Neil Young:


A  Rolling Stone article quotes Young as saying “Coronation Hall in Omemee, Ontario, is a wonderful old theater… It holds memories of my family, all together in that little town. My dad played Coronation Hall once in a local show as my mother, my brother, and I sat in the audience.”

Young famously played a return “Hometown” concert to select fans there in 2017 that aired live on CTV.

History of Omemee 

As with a lot of small towns, Omemee has had many notable citizens over the years. This was the birthplace of Flora Macrea who at a young age moved to Toronto to become a nurse at Rotherham House, a private hospital on Sherbourne Street. Here she met and married a young patient, John Craig Eaton, son of Eaton’s department store founder Timothy Eaton. In 1915, John was knighted and he and Lady Eaton left a remarkable mark on the village. The most obvious legacy of the Eaton family is the attractive and historical Coronation Hall on King Street, as well as the Lady Eaton School and the United Church Rectory. It is said that the Eaton’s had proposed that Omemee change its name to Eatonville, the town fathers declined the music-themed 12 x 8 foot Neil Young mural on the west wall of Coronation Hall on King Street. A community collaboration led by the Omemee and District Lion’s Club in a partnership with the Omemee Legion and the Kawartha Trans Canada Trail. Credit to Carrie Cockburn, artist and photographer, and design and artwork by artist Russ Gorden.

1 King St. West, Omemee, ON