The Capitol Theatre will re-open its doors for limited capacity in-person seating on September 25, 2021.

The Capitol Theatre is committed to the safety of our patrons, performers, and staff.  Upcoming events will meet all provincial and city public-health measures and provide our patrons with a comfortable and safe experience.

Please visit for more information on protocols and requirements.

Visit for a list of events including and windsordanceexperience

Register your vaccination form in advance here (minimum of 24 hours in advance of event)

If you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19, OR you cannot show valid ID and proof of vaccination you will not be able to attend the live concert. Online COVID assessment


Attending an event at the Capitol Theatre?

Masks must be worn at all times in the building.

The concession and bar area are currently closed.

Public washrooms are open at a reduced capacity.

The doors to the main theatre and Pentastar theatre will be open 1 hour prior to performance/event.

We encourage you to arrive 15-20 min earlier than the time you typically arrive at a event to accommodate for wait times at the check in stations.


Complete Your Arrival Check in Quickly:

If you are unable to print your ticket assignment and vaccination registration in advance, please arrive with your printed proof of vaccination in hand or open on a mobile device and a Capitol Volunteer will assist you.

Windsor Star Article, Dec 25, 2020:

Windsor Star Article – Capitol Theatre Earns Provincial Recognition!

2020 Best of Windsor Essex Award Winners names
The Capitol Theatre Windsor BEST THEATRE SPACE!


The Best of Windsor Essex Awards are awards voted on by Windsor-Essex locals – your favourite places to go & things to do in Windsor Essex and you voted for the Capitol Theatre!

A special thank you to our Capitol volunteers who help make the theatre a terrific success and historical highlight in the community.

We look forward to when we can welcome you into our space again for great entertainment, culture, and community!

You can watch the video announcement, or view all the winners here.




Updated April 3, 2020

With the health and safety of our patrons and the greater public, our musicians, volunteers, and our staff as our foremost priority, the Capitol Theatre has cancelled all events through April 30th, 2020, in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes programming presented by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, and third party events.


“During this time, Administrative Staff will be available by email during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.”


For WSO Tickets Holders Please Visit
For Other Events, please contact the event organizer.


A decision will be made regarding all other events scheduled after April 15th in the coming days. For the most up-to-date information, please visit continue to visit the Capitol Theatre website.

We thank you for your patience as we navigate this evolving situation together.

Author of the article:

Even Walt Disney didn’t need a mirror on the wall to tell him Windsor’s Capitol Theatre was the fairest of them all.In 1938, the man himself sent the Windsor Daily Star a letter thanking it for helping promote a screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Capitol.

That letter will be among the artifacts and archives spotlighted this year during celebrations for the theatre’s 100th anniversary.

WIFF-The Irishman

November 21- 28

In the 1950s, truck driver Frank Sheeran gets involved with Russell Bufalino and his Pennsylvania crime family. As Sheeran climbs the ranks to become a top hit man, he also goes to work for Jimmy Hoffa — a powerful Teamster tied to organized crime.

The WSO invites Windsor Essex (W-E) County Residents to Take Centre Stage!


Windsor, Ontario – February 20, 2019


If you are a Windsor-Essex resident and think you have an Awesome Talent,

the Windsor Symphony Orchestra invites you to audition.  The competition is open to all kinds of talent… aspiring musicians…dancers…actors…acrobats, magicians…or something else we may never have seen!


WHY ARE WE HOLDING A TALENT CONTEST?  We know there are many, many talented people here in Windsor and Essex County.  We want to give them a chance to shine.  On September 27 and 29, 2019, ten of the most talented amateur performers across Windsor Essex will compete on the Pentastar Stage in the heritage Capitol Theatre before a live audience. The Grand Prize winner will receive a free booking at the Capitol.

WHO CAN AUDITION?   Residents of Windsor and Essex County. Individuals and groups are welcome to try out, non-professionals only please – if 51% or more of your income is earned from your talent, you are not eligible to participate.   Auditionees under the age of eighteen (18) must show proof of permission from parent or guardian to enter the contest.

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?  All applicants will be invited to a preliminary audition on Monday, April 8th.  Based on the application and the performance, the Music Director, together with the Assistant Conductor, will make the selections for the shortlist.  In addition to conducting classical music, our conductors Robert and Daniel have extensive experience in theatre, pop music, musical theatre, and dance.

The ten finalists will perform in the final competition on one of the two opening concerts of the WSO Pops Series next season, Friday, September 27th (evening concert) and Sunday, September 29th (afternoon concert). For each performance, a panel of judges will select a first, second and third place winner.  The Grand Prize winner will be selected from the two first place winners.


WHO ARE THE JUDGES?  We have invited five people with a blend of skills and knowledge to form the team of judges.

The Panel will include

Craig Pearson, Managing Editor, The Windsor Star

Tim Trombley, Director of Entertainment, Caesars Windsor

Lisa Williams, Co-host, The Morning Drive AM 800

Daniel Wiley, Assistant Conductor, Windsor Symphony Orchestra



The prizes for each concert with be as follows:



W.E. Got Talent Winner Debut Event Package! One FREE Eight hour Booking in the Theatre of your Choice (Maximum Value $1950). Scheduling based on theatre availability.




  • First Prize: $500 cash
  • Second Prize: A pair of tickets to the WSO’s WIFF Celebration and a pair of tickets to a WIFF movie of your choice during the 2019 annual film festival
  • Third Prize: A pair of tickets to WSO Holiday Pops



HOW DO I SIGN UP?  Go to the WSO Website,
$25.00 registration fee applies.

Deadline for Registration:  March 31, 2019.



For more information, please contact:

Sheila Wisdom

Executive Director, Windsor Symphony Orchestra
T. 519-973-1238 ex. 19


The Windsor Symphony Orchestra:  Connecting people of Windsor and Essex County through the power and passion of music

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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 Windsor Essex awards 2019!

The Capitol Theatre has been nominated for Best Entertainment Venue and the WSO for Best Performing Arts Group.

Vote for us and all of your other favourite spots in the Windsor-Essex area at Voting closes Sunday, February 24 at 11:59pm

Capitol Theatre Windsor will be closed from Saturday December 22 – Sunday January 6.

Offices will reopen Monday Jan 7th, 2019.

Tickets may still be purchased online (subject to availability)