Board of Directors

Karen Hyatt - President
Brendan Monahan - President Elect
Jen Collins - Vice President
Jordan Matson - Vice President
Mina Worthington - Vice President
Judi Brown - Secretary
Pam Cleaver - Treasurer
Mike Latimer - Past President
Kathy Coffey - City Representative
Gay Dorsey
Suzanne Garrison
Bob Gerst
Bertha “Lily” Gonzalez
John Kapuza
Rick Linneweh
Mike Norton
Nora Requena
Blaine Tamaki

About Us

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 nonprofit, Capitol Theatre Committee, led fundraising efforts to restore the Theatre to its original glory. It reopened in 1978 (just 733 days after the fire). More information about the history of the theatre.

Today, the Capitol Theatre Committee programs, manages and maintains the City owned Theatre facilities. Annually, the CTC presents and/or hosts an average of 175 events sponsored by 65 separate community and for-profit promoters. .

Capitol Community Partners

Average annual attendance exceeds 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 speaker seasons, local dance recitals and community events.

Both the Town Hall and the Orchestra call The Capitol Theatre their home, and each use the mainstage several times a year. Partnerships like this allow thousands of community residents—as well as visitors—the opportunity to hear engaging speakers and experience world-renowned music in Yakima.