We're grateful for the ongoing support of our volunteers, who play an integral part in our non-profit organization. As a volunteer for The Capitol Theatre, you'll have the opportunity to share your time and talents in a variety of ways. We're always looking for individuals to lend a hand in our office, and to help with our various community programs and special events. (Ushers are paid staff positions.)



2014 marks The Capitol Theatre’s 36th anniversary – the anniversary of the 1978 reopening of the Theatre after the devastating 1975 fire. The rebuilding was a community-wide effort and from this early beginning, Backstage was there. Backstage members worked hand-in-hand with designers, architects and artisans to insure the theatre’s heritage remained intact as they went about the daunting task of building a state of the art performing arts facility. Those beginnings, the heritage of mission and purpose remains alive and well to this day.

As most know, The Capitol Theatre facilities are owned by the City of Yakima and managed by a separate non-profit community organization, the Capitol Theatre Committee (or CTC.) And, if the Board is CTC’s soul then Backstage is its heart.

Backstage serves and supports the Capitol Theatre with over a hundred dues paying members who work behind the scenes helping to maintain the Theatre, develop programs and community services; along with raising the funds to support them.

Our annual event is called “Style Capitol.”  This is a festive evening in the 4th Street Theatre featuring food and refreshments, exclusive merchandise and designer creations.  We are already planning our next fashion and style evening which will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 – so mark your calendars!

Think of Backstage as an extension of you and all who are seated here. Remember, you didn’t have to drive far because this beautiful Theatre is right here in Yakima and Backstage is behind the scenes making sure that your Capitol Theatre experience is memorable. Thank you for coming, for supporting our “Little Jewel Box”, our Capitol Theatre.

Michelle Hudson
Backstage President

For more information about joining our volunteer team, please contact Gay Parker at 509.853.8000 or e-mail gay@capitoltheatre.org.

Our Volunteeers

Our Volunteeers

When it comes to giving, some people will stop at nothing. Volunteers: Lesley Hahn, Kelly McKinney & Cristeen Valicoff