MANITOWOC (NBC26) — The Capitol Civic Centre's marquee has been dark for a year, but the Centre will be shedding light on century worth of history over the next 100 days.
“It really is the anchor to the downtown of the city of Manitowoc," said PJ Albert, Executive Director of the Civic Centre.
June 16th 2021 marks 100 years since the Capitol Theatre’s founding, and there’s never been a better time to appreciate the arts, said Albert.
“Every venue, every artist across the country has just been essentially waiting to be able to be out and doing what they love," he said.
The Civic Centre will be posting photos and stories on Facebook daily until the big day. The theatre is also now offering backstage tours; groups of up to ten people can get an exclusive look inside the theatre for free to be reminded of just how special live theater really is.
“I know many people were very thrilled when Hamilton was recorded on Disney+," said Albert. "But that’s not the same experience you receive from being live in a venue watching it up close and personal.“
The Civic Centre is hoping to fully re-open come September.
“The opportunity to get out and enjoy the art brings a different experience into your life," said Albert. "But also helps support all those artists and venues out there.”
The tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. You can reserve tickets here.