In December of 2005, a large consortium of Wheeling non-profits and municipal organizations began meeting to consider undertaking the ownership and operation of the Capitol Theatre. This group recognized that the Capitol Theatre must once again be an important cultural venue and economic engine for the growth of our community. Since that time the financial and personnel resources of these organizations have been put to use in understanding the architectural and economic feasibility of re-opening the theatre under a local management entity.

On April 3rd 2009 the Wheeling Convention and Visitors Bureau purchased the theater.  During that first year, the Capitol Theatre served over 50,000 patrons, and has continued to achieve those numbers each and every year to this day.

The Capitol Theatre is a historic icon to the entire Ohio Valley and has been since 1928. It is the showcase for quality entertainment and part of downtown Wheeling’s past, present and future.