The Newly Renovated Capitol Theatre
The newly renovated Capitol Theatre opened yesterday, and we are very much looking forward to being back for our January 2014 production of Verdi’s La Traviata. Are you wondering what changes were made to the Theatre in the past six months? Here’s some insight.
First, the glass wall separating the atrium from the lobby was removed, giving the lobby more space. In the lobby the also added new counters for the Opera Boutique, concessions, and coat check/cushion rental.
When you come to the Capitol Theatre in January, be sure to look down at your feet – they replaced the carpet throughout the lobby.
What changes can you expect inside the theatre? Two obvious ones, and one that should be invisible. First, they replaced the carpet.
Second, they replaced the padding and reupholstered all the seats.
And the invisible change? The heating and cooling system was replaced, so you should be more comfortable throughout the year.
So what other changes are happening at the Capitol Theatre? Ballet West’s Center for Dance is under construction next door, and the sidewalk in front of the construction site is closed. Please use the crosswalk in the middle of the block, directly in front of the Capitol Theatre. Once the Center for Dance is open, the Capitol Theatre will be connected to it, making for an even larger lobby and access to bathrooms on each level of the theatre.
We’ll keep you updated on any more changes, and we look forward to seeing you in January! If you have any questions about the recent renovation, please let us know!