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Capitol Theatre

20 Queen St, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2Y7, Canada
+1 905-885-1071
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A beautiful theatre

I saw 'Fiddler on the Roof' yesterday. It was an excellent performance in every way. The scenery... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
d_alsford_uk
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good Theatre

We saw Norm Foster in his play about two men. It was very good. A three person play with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ronald N
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Toronto, Canada
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The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre is a professional regional theatre located 1-hour east of Downtown Toronto where you will experience top quality productions and concerts in the historic and picturesque small town of Port Hope. Since 2013, under Artistic Director & General Manager Antonio Sarmiento the Capitol has won awards and recognition for embracing its historical status AND using innovative technologies in visual effects to create an enhanced live experience. Recent critically acclaimed stage productions utilizing these technologies include productions of “Disney’s Mary Poppins” and “Singin’ In The Rain”, “SNARL’D! The Rapunzel Panto” and our highly anticipated productions of “On Golden Pond”, “Crazy For You” and the global sensation “Mamma Mia!”. The Capitol has become a “must-see” Ontario destination that has partnerships with local restaurants, cafes, merchants, accommodations and more to offer a complete “experience” to our guests.
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“my fair lady” (17 reviews)
“small town” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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20 Queen St, Port Hope, Ontario L1A 2Y7, Canada
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+1 905-885-1071
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw 'Fiddler on the Roof' yesterday. It was an excellent performance in every way. The scenery was changed over and over - each time lit by projection from the back of the auditorium, the cast were well chosen for their roles and the singing...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We saw Norm Foster in his play about two men. It was very good. A three person play with a lot of humour.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We have been to see Ron James every time the Capitol lets us in. Again they have presented a great evening out. This funny man has one of the most impressive intellects and his quick repartee is side-splittingly hilarious. He is not quite as frantic...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

I don't usually review but i had to share what an amazing night at the Capitol theatre we had. We saw the opening of Jonas and Barry In The Home by 3P Productions. The staff were amazing from the moment we walked in, we were...More

1  Thank Dal R
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

When we moved to Port Hope from Toronto we were worried about the "small town isolation" being from the "Big City". In fact, we are more active enjoying the wonderful restaurants, art festivals, and theatre. No traffic, no high parking fees, no costly restaurants, and...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

What a gem in the middle of downtown Port Hope. Saw Sister Act, very entertaining performance. The theater itself is a thing to see. Don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Great lobby, refreshments, reasonable priced alcohol drinks. Definitely would go back...More

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Hats off to the Capitol Theatre once again for providing us with a "Capitol" night with Buddy Holly! Gavin Rousseau, aka, Buddy Holly, was great and absolutely rocked the house. I look forward to seeing Gavin and his band when they next visit the Capitol....More

Thank Barb M
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We had tickets to see Sean Mccann play last Saturday. What can I say, such a beautiful intimate setting to hear such an awesome singer. the theatre was absolutely beautiful and there was many helpers to direct us to where we needed to go. I...More

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Antonio S, General Manager at Capitol Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thanks so much for the lovely review. Regarding the Seating, as a National Historic Designated Heritage building we are limited in what we can do to the layout of the theatre. It seems this was not thought of in the 1930s! Hope to have you...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Lovely theatre in Port Hope Ontario Canada with a regularly touring group like American Grafitti, The Gemtones and Elton John.

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

What a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon....Elvis rocked this beautiful theatre accompanied by the Port Hope Pops Orchestra. This venue allowed Elvis to interact with the excited patrons. Staff were very helpful with questions and seating

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Rabbiya A
November 9, 2016|
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Response from Maggiet1946 | Reviewed this property |
There really isn't a bad time to visit. It's a great place to browse the downtown in the summer but it is also decorated for the Christmas season if you like winter outings. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes... More
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Cindy B
September 17, 2016|
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No, afraid not. It was held over but the tickets were gone almost as soon as they went up for sale.
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April 12, 2016|
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I found that sitting in row 7-10 is an excellent positions to see everything. The stage is a little high but if you can get tickets in those rows you get a much better view. Actually the theatre is not that big so anywhere... More
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