The Capitol features a deluxe new balcony with 455 seats in addition to 759 seats on the orchestra level. The 65-foot fly tower and state-of-the-art rigging allows for larger scale and more technically advanced productions. The orchestra pit is designed for the optimal acoustic experience and can be raised to floor or stage level as desired. The theatre features art deco detailing throughout with gilded décor, opera boxes, an ornate ceiling, and much more. It is equipped with three lounges, an elevator, and is fully accessible.
The Kiwanis Theatre has a proscenium (picture frame) stage with an extended apron in front. Seating capacity is 679 plus the wheelchair section, and
is reduced when seats are removed to accommodate an orchestra, bad sight lines, or a soundboard. The seating is termed “continental”, meaning the audience enters from the sides and there is no centre aisle.
The mission statement of the Mary Webb Centre is to engage and inspire performing and visual arts in partnership with the local community and visitors within a historical and architecturally significant heritage venue. Learn more about taking a building tour by clicking HERE and learn more history behind Mary Webb, her immigration to Chatham-Kent and how the theatre came to be. Chatham-Kent is also home to several other theatre groups that perform seasonally.
Theatre Kent has been making audiences laugh, cry and sing along since 1978 in Chatham-Kent.
Our actors, directors, producers, stage managers, costume designers, set designers, props people, set builders, seamstresses, lighting and soundscape designers are all local and know what their audience want to see. Each year we put together an exciting season which allows us to stretch our creative wings, while at the same time providing live, high quality entertainment at a not-so-high cost. For a current list of productions click HERE