In 1984 PCYC purchased the Capri Theater, and in 2014 launched a $10 million capital campaign to complete the Capri Renaissance.  The new Capri Theater will be a vibrant, welcoming place for all…with 20,000 square feet of exciting, new space complementing the classic, original Capri Theater.

New features include:

  • One of the first 20 Best Buy Teen Tech Centers in the United States.
  • A renovated 250-seat auditorium, an expanded back stage, and dressing rooms.
  • A new Great Hall with seating for over 100, for performances and community events of all kinds.
  • Additional classrooms and multi-purpose spaces for PCYC youth and the community.
  • A wood shop/maker space and fabric shop.
  • A beautiful, bike-friendly outdoor plaza.

Your gift to the Capri Capital Campaign pays tribute to all that’s come before and is yet to come at this cherished theater in North Minneapolis. Donate today! Thank you.

More information:
James D. Scott, Director of the Capri Theater

Debra deNoyelles, Director of Development

A Message from the Capri Teaching Artists

Dennis Spears, T. Mychael Rambo, Kevin West, Greta Oglesby

Greetings, friends.
Over the years we’ve watched the transformation of the Capri from a hollowed out theater with creaky old seats to a highly regarded venue for students, emerging artists, established performers and audiences.

This hasn’t been a mere transformation of the theater space. As teachers and performers at the Capri we see, every day, the life-changing, disparity-bursting, pride-building potential of this place.

That’s why completing the Capri Rennaisance is important to us. We know what this space was meant to be and what we can accomplish here.

Upgrading the Capri to a fully functioning theater with appropriate amenities and more classrooms will make an enormous difference to our students and teachers, our neighbors and fellow artists. And when we bring up the full contingent of lights on West Broadway many more people will come from far and wide to Be @ the Capri in North Minneapolis.

Please join us now to support and complete the Renaissance of this extraordinary place. Thank you.

Dennis Spears
T. Mychael Rambo
Kevin West
Greta Oglesby

“The Capri Theater’s after school teaching artists have given me the chance to be myself and to open up. They encourage me to spend time at the Capri so I can keep away from things or people I don’t want to be around. They’ve given me a new group of friends, and it’s been really good.”

— Capri Theater Apprentice

“When you stand on the stage, you stand by yourself. You learn how to look people in the eye and say this is who I am. This is it. And I’m going to be the best me I can be.”

— Capri Theater Apprentice

— Jon Limbacher, Managing Director and President,
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

“The Capri Theater is an essential partner in our efforts to serve more people in the Twin Cities. Their expanded space will allow us to work with them in new and innovative ways as we jointly seek to better serve the Northside community.”