Dedicated to enriching performing arts and entertainment in Central Washington.
Premier Entertainment Center of Central Washington.
Originally built in 1920, The Capitol Theatre has been serving the community for nearly a century. Just after being purchased by the City of Yakima in 1975, much of the Capitol burned to the ground in a tragic fire, leaving nothing but a smoldering facade. The newly formed non-profit, Capitol Theatre Committee, lead fundraising efforts to restore the Theatre to its original glory reopening in 1978 (just 733 days after the fire.)
Today, The Capitol Theatre Committee (CTC) is a community based, volunteer board driven, nonprofit organization. For the past 35-years, the CTC has programmed, managed and maintained the City owned Capitol Theatre facilities. Annually, the CTC presents and/or hosts an average of 175 events sponsored by 65 separate community and for-profit promoters generating an annual attendance of 65,000. 65% of facility use is by local organizations, 25% by CTC sponsored events and 10% by outside, for-profit, promoters. The CTC is responsible for facilitating access to all events including large scale National tours, the Yakima Symphony Orchestra and Town Hall Lecture seasons, local dance recitals and; community events from graduation’s and Quinceañera’s to memorial services and Jehovah’s Witness baptismals, on stage, in Spanish.
Mike Latimer - President
Karla Farina - Vice President
Dan Hagerty - Vice President
Dick Picatii - Vice Presiden
Judi Brown - Secretary
Pam Cleaver - Treasurer
Karen Hyatt - Past President
Suzanne Garrison - Backstage President
Sara Bristol - City Representative