Built in 1927, the Capri Theater’s storied history includes 35 years as the Paradise Theater (from 1933 to 1967), as well as the place where Prince launched his international music career in January 1979. Located at 2027 West Broadway (one block east of Penn Ave. North), the Capri Theater is owned and operated by Plymouth Christian Youth Center (PCYC). Renovated in 2009, the 250-seat Capri is an ideal venue for music (acoustic and amplified), theater, film, dance, spoken word, community forums and more.
Performing arts activities ranging from concerts by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra to performances by emerging hip hop artists during our Freedom of Xpression open mic sessions demonstrate the versatility of our venue. Thanks to our acclaimed Legends jazz series, Minnesota Monthly magazine named the Capri the Twin Cities’ “Best Jazz Venue.” In Minneapolis, the arts drive development, and on the Northside, the Capri Theater is bringing up the lights on West Broadway!