October 20, 2019
As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, CAPA presents Spook Out Movie Magic, a special Halloween event at the Ohio Theatre featuring a screening of Disney’s Hocus Pocus, pre-show and intermission entertainment from CAPA organist Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ, and a Hocus Pocus-themed costume competition to win CAPA gift certificates. Those who wish to compete in the CAPA Costume Contest, in the individual or group category, must sign up in the theatre lobby no later than 2:30pm. Film is rated PG. Seating is general admission.
September 26-29, 2019
Columbus’ flagship performing arts organizations, BalletMet, CAPA, Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus, reunite for this multi-disciplinary celebration of the performing arts.
June 14 - August 11
The longest-running classic film series in America, the CAPA Summer Movie Series will offer 50¢ tickets to opening weekend and select showings on its 2019 lineup. The 50th anniversary edition of central Ohio’s beloved annual summer tradition will present its usual mix of classic film favorites, series premieres, and special events—including a silent film with live musical accompaniment on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ, Saturday morning classic cartoons, and Fright Nite Friday with Fritz the Nite Owl—but will sprinkle in a few fun birthday surprises throughout the summer. More details and the 2019 lineup to be announced soon. Generous support provided by PVS Chemicals.
August 10 & 11, 2019
CAPA continues to grow and expand the free, family-focused event, bringing national/international music acts, Ohio-based Latino dance and music, children’s activities, and more for the community to enjoy at Festival Latino each August!
Saturday, July 13
Ever wondered what it would be like to stand on the stage of the Ohio Theatre? See the Palace from a performer’s perspective? Or to know you’re standing inside the same gilded arches as the thousands of stars that have graced the Southern Theatre stage over the past 123 years? Well, now’s your chance. Learn more about the storied histories behind CAPA’s treasured Ohio, Palace, and Southern Theatres as they open to the public to tour, touch, and even take selfies from their stages.
Monday, June 3 | Lincoln Theatre | 6:30 pm
The CAPA Marquee Awards will present a Tony Awards®-inspired showcase honoring schools, students and directors for artistic excellence in high school theatre. This event will be a tribute to the enthusiasm, dedication and accomplishments of the area’s vibrant high school theatre programs.
Saturday, June 1
Columbus Recreation and Parks and CAPA have partnered to kick off summer on the Scioto Mile with the first-ever Rhythm on the River Music Festival. Admission is FREE!
Saturday, May 18
This year’s special anniversary gala event will feature experiences that only CAPA can provide, with a variety of entertainment experiences including a unique, intimate performance featuring Leslie Odom, Jr.
Friday, February 15 | 7:30 pm | Lincoln Theatre
Featuring the CEO Band with the Power Chords. Please join us for this special benefit, filled with music, talent and passion. Your support will impact CAPA’s capital campaign to continue to steward and renovate our historic theatres.
Featuring the CEO Band:
Nick Akins, Chairman, President & CEO, AEP
George Barrett, Former Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Health
Dr. Michael Drake, President, The Ohio State University
Joe Hamrock, President & CEO, NiSource
Tom Krouse, President & CEO, Donatos
with The Power Chords
Sunday, March 17
Ohio Theatre | 3 pm
Celebrate the 91st birthday of the Ohio Theatre with a free concert and singalong showcasing the Ohio’s original “Mighty Morton” theatre pipe organ. CAPA featured organist Clark Wilson will replicate the audience singalong performed by former resident organist Roger Garrett on February 16, 1969, as part of the “final performance” at the Ohio Theatre. This will be followed by a concert from world-renowned organist Simon Gledhill featuring music from Broadway, Hollywood, and the Great American Songbook. Generous support provided by The Tom E. Dailey Foundation and Leo Klise.
Support the preservation of the Mighty Morton pipe organ HERE.
Sunday, April 14
CAPA and the Lincoln Theatre Association celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln Theatre’s 2009 grand reopening! This free open house event will offer live performances from Lincoln incubation artists and resident arts groups, as well as hands-on children’s activities, a visual art display of works from local artists, and complimentary refreshments.
April 17, 2019
The Boat House at Confluence Park
Join us at the Columbus Metropolitan Club on April 17, 2019.