April, 2020

“We shovel our neighbor’s sidewalk. We push out a stranger’s car. We donate hats and mittens. This collective spirit empowers us to endure winter — and it is how we will endure this crisis as well.”
Governor Tim Walz, State of the State Address, April 5, 2020

 

Greetings from the Capri.

We wish all of you well.  And we’ve got a little news for you.

Though we face many operational uncertainties, the Capri is still on track to open this fall.  We won’t know exactly what “open” will look like for quite some time, but be assured that the safety and comfort of our audiences and clients is at the center of every decision we make as we move forward.

With this in mind we encourage you to contact us now.  What kind of event or production are you, or were you, planning for in 2020-21 – and beyond? Have your plans changed?

Maybe there’s a way the Capri can support your new normal.

When we open (with health and safety protocols in place) you’ll have two main venues to choose from: the 256-seat Capri Theater and the new 125-seat Community Hall for smaller productions and events. We’ll also have a Rehearsal Hall and other flex spaces available.

  • Capri stage (23’-8”w X 26’-11”d), with 15 motorized line sets.
  • Community Hall (52’-0”w X 39’-0”d), with a suspension grid.
  • Rehearsal Hall sized to the Capri stage (24’-0”w X 36’-0”d).
  • LED lighting system and digital sound system in the both the Capri and Community Hall.
  • Scene, paint and wardrobe shop.

More:
Tech Inventory
First Level Floor Plan
Second Level Floor Plan
Overall Site Plan (including Outdoor Plaza)
Community Hall Seating Options

Please give us a call or drop us a line — and let’s see what we can figure out together.

Thanks for your time.  -Hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,


James D. Scott
Director of the Capri
jscott@pcyc-mpls.org
612-643-2024


Kevin D. West
Artistic Associate
kwest@pcyc-mpls.org
612-643-2039

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Capri Exterior Rendering
Capri Theater - Exterior Along 23rd

Star Tribune: “$12.5 million Capri Theater renovation pinned as linchpin to north Minneapolis revitalization,” by Rohan Preston

WCCO-TV:  “New Capri Theater hopes to change culture, arts community in North Minneapolis,”
by Reg Chapman 

Capri Groundbreaking Video, featuring highlights from Mayor Frey, Council Member Jeremiah Ellison, County Commissioner Irene Fernando, PCYC Executive Director Anne Long, and more.

The Capri is owned and operated by PCYC, a 501(c)3 non-profit that’s been serving the Northside community for 65 years. PCYC’s mission is to enrich the skills, prospects and spirit of North Minneapolis area youth and adults, in partnership with families and communities. PCYC brings this mission to life through three major program divisions: the Capri, PYC Arts & Technology High School (for grades 9-12) and an after-school and summer program for children in grades K-5.