421 Victoria Street, Nelson, BC
With every Season Series we are thrilled to present a new selection of professional touring artists spanning a range of artistic genres. The Capitol Theatre features the best in live theatre, classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre, classical and contemporary music, comedy and a variety of other performances. Our highly successful Capitol Kids Series continues annually with up to six performances for youth and families. In keeping with our philosophy of presenting affordable, diverse, high quality entertainment we offer great discounts for Season Packages.
Heritage Tour Info
1927 - Mr. A.H. Green, a Nelson contractor, commissioned the Vancouver firm of Townley & Matheson to design a theatre.The Art Deco style Capitol Theatre officially opened in 1927 serving as a movie house in the Paramount chain of leased theatres and had regular live performances from both local and travelling groups. 1940-1960 marked the gradual demise of the Capitol Theatre until 1983 when it was acquired by the City of Nelson, and lead by the Capitol Theatre Restoration Society, was lovingly restored, reopening in 1988. Today the Capitol Theatre is a thriving hub of live performances, music, dance, film and educational programming.