Capitol Theatre

PO Box 403
Nelson BC V1L 5R2
Physical Address: 421 Victoria Street

T: 250 352-6363
F:250 352-6303
Administrative Contact: Stephanie Fischer

Technical Contact:


Number of Seats: 426

General Description: The house is divided into three sections, left, centre, and right.

Facility Type: Rental and Presenting
Theatre Type: Proscenium
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Seating Style: Auditorium
Wheelchair Area:Yes – along the gallery
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Stage Type: Apron
Stage Width: 25 ft / 7.7 m
Stage Depth: 20 ft / 6.2 m
Stage Height: 20ft / 6.2 m
Thrust / Apron Width: 25 ft / 7.7 m
Thrust / Apron Depth: 12 ft / 3.7 m
Wing – Stage Left:
Wing – Stage Right:
Stage Comments: Limited wing space left due to piano storage; the wing space to the right is located directly in front of the main stage door. There is an understage crossover. Stage floor is masonite panels on wood.
Fly System: No
Sprung Floor: No
Choral Risers: No
Acoustic Shell: No
Orchestra Pit and Seating: Yes/20
Cyclorama: Yes
Piano (Make and Kind): Yamaha grand


Loading: Due to lack of storage space, it is not possible to store equipment or props at the theatre prior to your event unless you have permission from the theatre staff. Performers are permitted to enter through the front lobby door which will remain unlocked during regular business hours. Equipment, scenery, etc. should enter through the loading door located in the alley at the rear of the building.
Parking Details: The only sources of parking are the metered spots located around the theatre.
Rehearsal Space: No
Dressing Rooms: Yes
Green Room: Yes


Lighting: 72 dimmers on a two-scene preset board; one follow spot; variety of gels.
Sound:Cassette deck; mixing console; stereo graphic equalizer; reverb unit; microphones with stands and cables; speakers; stage monitor speakers; amplifiers
Additional Comments:If you have asked for special technical requirements, such as complex lighting or an extensive sound setup, the first two hours at least will be taken up. This tends to be a shock to some users. The set-up and operation of the lighting and sound equipment is done by the theatre staff.

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