Thank you to all our volunteers that make the Capitol Theatre possible.

The Capitol Theatre is excited to host an array of thirteen youth-focused events over twenty-seven days this April through June. We will have 8,000 students coming in and out of the building, with nearly 6,000 in attendance and an estimated 2,160 performing onstage. Events such as WSO Education Concerts, Windsor Dance eXperience performances, and Education Arts Canada’s performance of Red’s in the Hood will not only entertain but provide an important arts presence in the lives of Windsor youth. The festivities kick off today at the Capitol Theatre with Music Fest Windsor 2018!


By Youth and For Youth Performances – Spring at the Capitol

April 4-6          MusicFest Windsor

April 8             UWindsor SoCA: Wood Wind Ensemble

April 11-13      WSO Education Concert: Grades 4-6

April 20-29      Arts Collective Theatre: Dreamgirls

April 21           WSO Concert for Kids! With the Wind Quintet

May 3-4          WSO Education Concert: Grades 7-12

May 7             Music Monday: Livestream

May 8             Education Arts Canada: Red’s in the Hood

May 10-13      Windsor Dance eXperience: Golden Apples

May 13           WSYO: Spring Concert

May 15           Kiwanis Music Festival: Awards Ceremony

May 16           Academie Ste. Cecile School: Spring Concert

June 1-3         Windsor Dance eXperience: The Valkyrie


The show must go on!
As of Feb 9th 12:00pm: The Lonely: Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison event is still on.
Lobby doors will open at 6:30pm (seating at 7pm) for patrons who wish to come early. Drive Safe!
(Any Capitol event cancellations will be posted on Facebook, Capitol Website, and sent in an email to ticket purchasers).

Job Posting: Windsor Symphony Orchestra Education and Outreach Manager


In consultation with the Director of Operations and Music Director, plan and implement all aspects of the WSO’s education and outreach programs including youth concerts, school concerts, community concerts, ensemble programs, and lecture-demonstrations by guest composers and performers.

Assess effectiveness of each activity. In conjunction with schools and other partners, update and develop all materials used in teacher training, volunteer training and student preparation for education programs.

Oversee the work of any outside contractors in the development of these materials. Coordinate and oversee occasional placement students and volunteers.

With the support of the Manager of Marketing, Communications and Sales, design and implement an annual marketing and group sales plan for all education and outreach programs including the production and distribution of brochures, newsletters, flyers and advertisements as necessary.

Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with local school districts, colleges and other educational/civic institutions; In conjunction with Music Director, act as a spokesperson for the WSO in education matters.

Provide operational support to Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra working in collaboration with the Assistant conductor.

Work closely with the Executive Director and other designated staff and/or the Board of Directors and the Education Committee in long-range planning.

Artistic Planning Assist the Executive Director, Music Director and Board in establishing appropriate education and outreach goals for the WSO.

Develop programs and plans for achieving those goals in consultation with the Music Director; the Executive Director, the Assistant Conductor, and the Director of Operations.

Work with Assistant Conductor to develop effective Community Concert programs that advance the mission of the WSO.


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The Windsor Symphony Orchestra celebrated 70 years of making music in the community on June 9,  2017 at The Beat Goes On birthday bash. Did you know that in its incorporated history, the WSO has only had six conductors or music directors? Two, Matti Holli and Laszlo Gati, have sadly passed away. Conductor emeritus John Morris Russell could not come to the event, but we managed to capture four past music directors: Dwight Bennett () and Susan Haig () with Associate Conductor WSO and Conductor, WSYO Peter Wiebe, WSO Chorus Conductor Bruce Kotovich, and our Music Director Robert Franz catching up and comparing notes.

L-R Dwight Bennett, Peter Wiebe, Susan Haig, Robert Franz

Dwight Bennett and Peter Wiebe exchanging tech info

L-R: Dwight Bennett, Peter Wiebe, Susan Haig, Robert Franz, Bruce Kotovich

The Beat Goes On! is the Windsor Symphony Orchestra’s birthday bash theme and promise. For over 70 years, dedicated musicians and volunteers have brought extraordinary music to the Windsor, Essex, Chatham, Kent, Michigan regions.

What better venue than the historic Capitol Theatre Windsor, scene of so many concerts, and now the home stage of the WSO?

Join us – and past musicians, conductors, and friends for a once-in-a-decade celebration, June 9 at 6:30 pm.

Click here for tickets.


Caitlin and Jonathan, who both live in downtown Windsor, decided, like many couples, that the Capitol Theatre would be a romantic setting for their wedding. Not only are they supporting this historic building by bringing friends and family here to enjoy the space, but they are supporting many downtown businesses for most of their wedding needs. As described in this article by Joe McParland in BizX magazine (June, 2017, p. 40), the Downtown Windsor BIA are also thrilled by this initiative, many other businesses are chipping in wedding gifts for the couple!

Check out our Wedding Rentals page for more ideas for your celebration. Each event can be custom tailored for your unique vision of your special day.

This past week, Starvox Entertainment, a Toronto theatre company, brought its rehearsals of Cannibal! The Musical! to the stage of The Capitol Theatre. During the week long rehearsal, The Windsor Star was able to catch up with the show’s General Manager/Associate Producer, Jessica Johnston, and get her take on being at The Capitol.

“This is a pretty big venue, stage-wise, and it’s available. It’s really hard to find spaces this big that are available in Toronto. And taking a show and making sure everything works before we hit the road can be very expensive in Toronto.”

Cannibal! was gracious enough to open up its final weekend of rehearsals for free previews to the general public, which was well-received by Windsorites.

Photo: Dax Melmer/The Windsor Star
Source: The Windsor Star

The Capitol Theatre Windsor and manager Windsor Symphony Orchestra are thrilled to be nominated again for the Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island (TWEPI) Best of … awards 2017.

Enter for a draw, and vote for all your favourite places in the county here.

Last year, Capitol Theatre Windsor was thrilled to win the Best Theatre category. This nomination proves how versatile is this heritage building for the whole community.

For more information about the nominations, contact TWEPI at