15th Annual Wine Gala with Rik Emmett Plays Clapton
The Capitol had its grand reopening as the North Bay Arts Centre on April 2, 1987. The evening’s entertainment was provided by well-known singer Maureen Forrester, the Nylons and Don Harron as Charlie Farquharson.
In 1997, the name was changed to the Capitol Centre. It continues to provide North Bay and surrounding communities with quality arts and entertainment. Reminders of its origins still remain today in the form of the Spanish Galaxy motifs that adorn the theatre walls and one of the original Spanish chandeliers that hang above the stairs that rise up to the balcony.
Since its reopening, the Capitol centre has seen such greats as Johnny Cash, Phyllis Diller, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, and Jack Klugman; performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Broadway shows and international productions. The WKP Kennedy Gallery provides a wonderful venue for local, as well as international, visual arts shows in a wide variety of media.