The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) was created in 1969. Around that time, a local development company bought the property of Columbus’ famous Ohio Theatre intending to level the historic site and replace it with an office tower. CAPA formed with the sole mission to save the Ohio Theatre and keep art alive in Columbus. CAPA played an important role in convincing government and business leaders in supporting the Ohio Theatre, and it successfully raised enough money to purchase the Ohio, rehabilitate the facilities, and manage all performances and events held at the venue. Since then, CAPA has also adopted the Palace Theatre and Southern Theatre, the latter of which was CAPA’s second-biggest renovation project at $10 million.
The $21 million non-profit provides administrative services to many local theatres and venues. It maintains an active event and performance calendar year-round, hosting touring Broadway musicals, plays, concerts, classic movie screenings, and more. As a non-profit dedicated to the arts, CAPA also provides opportunities for people to immerse themselves into art and culture. For instance, CAPA produces Festival Latino, the largest event in Ohio dedicated to Latino fashion, music, and art. In the summer, folks also get to watch classic and cult films in Columbus’ many historic theatres. CAPA also provides programming for kids to easily attend theatre productions as well as learn about educational topics through live performances. If you would like to purchase tickets at any CAPA event or venue, the CAPA ticket office is open Monday-Friday: 9 am -5 pm and Saturday: 10 am -2 pm, and the on-site box office opens two hours prior to the start of the show.
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