Pardon our dust, the Capitol Theatre is getting an upgrade!

Starting on April 1, the Capitol Theatre is closed for six months for several long-awaited upgrades and renovations. 

The Capitol Theatre reopens on October 1, 2019, with Utah Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata, followed by Ballet West performing Balanchine’s Ballet Russes.  You, too, can be a part of the renovation project!  Consider naming a seat and supporting the theatre, the Ballet and the Opera.  Click here for more information.

Capitol Theatre Orchestra Level – with no chairs!

On the orchestra level, they are adding new ADA seating and a cross-aisle; reconfiguring the seating layout and eliminating narrow seats; and installing a new sound system. The infrastructure of the theatre will get some much-needed attention, including new pipes, a new boiler and a new roof. 

Staging Orchestra seats for renovations and storage.

They are reinstalling the original terra cotta roof façade that has been painstakingly restored.  They’ve recently been preparing for the Terra Cotta roof façade reinstallation with a scaffolding and pedestrian sidewalk in front of the Capitol Theatre. All 270 of the original 1913 Terra Cotta roof façade pieces were removed in 2014 for renovations and repair. They were able to save and repair 236 original pieces and will replace the other 34 pieces with recasts from the original 1913 molds.