Why Yes, The Capitol Arts Theater Can Be Rented Out.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, February 25th, 2011 7:00 AM CST

I’ve always been fond of the Theater. No matter if it’s a cinema, an acted out play or a musical I enjoy my time in the presence of theatrical art. Bowling Green’s Capitol Theater on the square has played host to numerous musicians and comedians through the years as well as plays and musicals.

Many are shocked when I tell them the Capitol can also be used for corporate events and EVEN WEDDINGS! The Capitol Arts Theatre is located at 416 East Main Street on Fountain Square in historic downtown Bowling Green. The theatre seats approximately 800 patrons and retains the Art Deco style and decor of its 1930s renovation.

‘The Old Capitol Sign, wonder what happened to it.”

The Capitol Arts Center has an illustrious history of supporting arts and culture in the south central Kentucky community.

Originally built as a vaudeville house in the late 1890s, the Columbia Theatre was redesigned as a movie house in the mid-1930s and renamed the Capitol Theatre. Presenting movies for more than three decades, the Capitol Theatre closed its doors in 1967.

Sadly it sat vacant for more than 10 years. The building was purchased in 1977 by a visionary group of citizens formerly known as the Bowling Green-Warren County Arts Commission.

Following a $1.3 million renovation project, the Capitol Arts Center opened its doors to the community in September 1981. So, how does this bedrock of cultural history available for rent?

In order that the Capitol Arts Center may properly serve the community, the Capitol Arts Alliance may grant the use of the building at a predetermined cost to responsible associations for rehearsals, performances, lectures, entertainment, and recreational purposes which are deemed proper by the Capitol Arts Alliance. The facility may be used only after all procedures and policies are followed and signed by the Capitol Arts Alliance and association representatives through written contract. The Capitol Arts Alliance reserves the right to refuse rental based on the appropriateness of the attraction as governing the rental or use of the Capitol Arts Center.

All you have to do is contact them for more information to receive a rental application at (270) 782-2787.

Contact Rob Hatcher, Technical Director for more information about about the theatre facilities and equipment at (270) 782-2787 or rob.hatcher@capitolarts.com


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