An important local landmark, Capitol Theatre got its start as a vaudeville theatre in the 1920s. It was acquired by the City of Moncton in 1991 after a period of abandonment and restored to its former glory, preserving its original design elements. The grand Capitol Theatre reopening took place in 1993, and it has since become one of the most critical cultural hubs in the city. A range of performing arts shows are conducted there, from Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada productions to stage plays put on by Theatre New Brunswick. Hours vary from event to event, so please refer to the website for more specific details.