(Photos by Sam Moffatt)
There’s entertainment for all ages this holiday season at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Hope. Each December, the Capitol opens its doors to the community for live theatre, music, and a decades-old and beloved tradition: the Festival of Lights and Trees.
JACK – A BEANSTALK PANTO
THEATRE FOR THE NAUGHTY… & NICE! Until December 23.
Each year the Capitol Theatre commissions an annual holiday panto, and this year it’s Jack – A Beanstalk Panto (currently playing to rave reviews) with both naughty and nice versions. Written and directed by award-winning star of stage and screen, Rebecca Northan, it’s magic, murder, and mayhem with a hearty dash of holiday cheer. Jack – A Beanstalk Panto stars Christy Bruce, Paul Constable, Robbie Fenton, Madison Hayes-Crook, Clea McCaffrey, Zoë O’Connor, Hal Wesley Rogers and Steve Ross. It’s a can’t-miss holiday theatre offering.
“Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, The Capitol Theatre in Port Hope has just the Panto for you! Truly is fun for the whole family.” – A View from the Box
“A fantastic show with so many laughs.” – Ontario Visited
ENJOY THE HOLIDAY ATMOSPHERE
The Capitol’s 27th annual Festival of Lights and Trees is one of Northumberland County’s premier holiday events, and it’s available to enjoy during a holiday visit to the Capitol. Since its inception in 1997, this annual fundraising initiative has been a community favourite, creating memories and becoming a free holiday tradition for guests of all ages, all while raising essential operating funds for the Capitol Theatre. During display times, guests have the option to purchase a raffle ticket and enter to win a wreath, or all of the beautiful decorations adorning a tree, plus a Capitol Theatre 2024 Summer Season Subscription. The prize draw takes place at the Capitol on Monday, December 18 at 11 a.m.
ENTER TO WIN BIG & SUPPORT THE CAPITOL
The second-annual Capitol Theatre Digital 50/50 has now launched and last year’s winner went home with $20,645! This year’s draw takes place on January 1, 2024. Entry can be purchased online here: https://capitoltheatre5050.com/
HOLIDAY CONCERTS FOR EVERYONE
If you love music, the Capitol also has a full line up of live concerts on stage throughout December, including: A Lunch at Allen’s Christmas; John McDermott; The Good Lovelies Christmas Tour; Tommy Youngsteen sings Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”; and Elton Rohn, from Ron Camilleri.
GIVE THE GIFT OF THEATRE
Tickets to live shows are available at capitoltheatre.com, in person at the Capitol box office in Port Hope (20 Queen St.), or by calling 905.885.1071.