Upcoming Events

From comedians and concerts, to films, watch parties and festivals, to our new listening lounge and bar, Night Cap, plan your next Burlington outing at The Capitol.

Night Cap Listening Lounge

Open Weekly:
Thursday 5-10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-Midnight
Happy Hour Thurs & Fri 5-7pm

Music and art with a full bar featuring signature drinks including non-alcohol options.

Where Performing Arts Meets The Community

At The Capitol, we’re more than just a theater. We connect people through performing arts. Our "Three Pillars" mission focuses on Education, Entertainment, and Social Connectivity in Southeast Iowa. Our mission extends outside of the walls of our building and into the heart of the city through our outreach programs. Our newly renovated intimate venues host concert experiences that will change your life, and our open jam program draws players from throughout the Midwest.


While children enjoy performing simply for the fun of spending time with friends and participating in creative play, the arts have an impact that lasts much longer than the performance. 


The entertainment provided by The Capitol not only improves the quality of life in our community, but is also a driver of tourism and economic activity. 

Social Connectivity

The Capitol strives to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can connect with loved ones, make unexpected friends, and share in the joy of film and live performance. 

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  • Phone: 319-237-1099
  • 211 North 3rd St. Burlington, IA 52601

About The Capitol

Located in the heart of downtown, the restored Burlington Capitol Theater recaptures an era when movies and live entertainment were enjoyed in beautiful and unique theaters.

This 1937 Art Deco jewel re-opened in 2012. The intimate 367–seat venue and listening lounge, Night Cap, host independent and classic films as well as local, regional, and national touring artists performing on a 1,500–square foot stage.

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