Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, the Capitol Theatre opened on August 2, 1913. At the time, it utilized the most modern mechanical features of its time including fireproof and earthquake-resistant construction. Today, the historic theatre is home to Ballet West, the Utah opera, and a myriad of community arts education programs.
Salt Lake City, the Capitol Theatre has been renovated!
Since it opened, the historic theatre has undergone several remodels and renovations. In 2019, Big-D Construction commenced the Capitol Theatre Phase 2 Renovation project. The project included renovation of several portions of the theatre including installing ADA accommodations for orchestra-level seating, reupholstering the entirety of the theatre’s seats with luxury fabrics, updating the basement chorus dressing rooms, modernizing the restrooms, and replacing all of the galvanized piping and water lines with new copper piping. Big-D also constructed a new announcer booth, as well as a new AV & Sound system.
Given the delicate nature of the building, construction crews needed to protect existing finishes of the historic landmark. Teams installed luxurious, Italian tile, intricate glass and wood railings, and brass railings inside the theatre itself. Crews even aged the paint to match the original paint of the theatre. Upgrades were subtle and provide a sense of luxury without destroying the homage of the historic Salt Lake City location.
Thank you to the owner and all of our trade partners, employees, and associates. This historic project was a success because of your hard work and dedication.