The Capitol Theatre
Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Home > For Residents > Culture > The Capitol Theatre


Print friendly

The Capitol Theatre

121 University Avenue West
Windsor, ON. Canada

The Capitol Theatre in Windsor was designed by celebrated theatre architect Thomas W. Lamb, and opened in 1920.

At that time, it was known as Loew’s Windsor Theatre, and like the other venues in that chain it was a combination house, offering both vaudeville and moving pictures. In 1975, the theatre was subdivided, and given three auditoria.

In 1993, threatened with demolition, the city, provincial, and federal governments stepped in to provide grants for a restoration. After extensive rennovations, the theatre re-opened with a Gala-event on September 8, 1995 and became a Heritage Site under the Ontario Heritage Act in April 2000.

The Capitol Theatre is now a performing arts centre.