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Occurs on Monday April 15 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes

× The Capitol Wants to Know! Public Online survey explores feasibility of expanding the theatre...

The Capitol Theatre is seeking input into the need/desire for expansion of its current venue to include a mulit-purpose black box theatre performance space.

WHAT IS A BLACK BOX THEATRE? It's a simple performance space with black walls, a flat floor and moveable seating. It provides maximum flexibility for use ie. performances, workshops, classes, meetings and rehearsals. The space includes both lighting and sound technical capabilities as well.

A vibrant and growing interest in the performing arts and entertainment sector in Nelson has spurred the question of whether a gap exists for rental space that a black box theatre could fulfill.

As community interest is the first step, the Capitol has embarked on a feasibility study to evaluate whether there is a need or desire for such a space. Focus Groups and interviews with existing renters and other stakeholders have revealed an exciting array of projected use for an additional theatre space.

The Capitol is now asking the public to weigh in. An online survey has been set up, and is open to anyone wishing to provide feedback.


By completing this survey, participants will be entered into a weekly draw for the choice to win: $20 Gift Certificate to the Capitol Theatre Two tickets to the Capitol Theatre's Summer Youth Production of James and the Giant Peach this July

The survey will be open until April 15th.

This initial stage of the feasibility study is focused on programming and theatre usage and will not delve into location, design or architectural consideration of a proposed expansion until the project is deemed viable.

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