St. Clair takes over Chatham's Capitol Theatre

March 8, 2012

St. Clair College has assumed ownership of the Capitol Theatre in Chatham, Ontario, and plans to house its school of dance there. Financial problems forced the theatre into bankruptcy last year and the institution is paying nothing for the property, simply assuming its assets. The theatre "will allow experiential learning for our students to learn new skills in their new home as they fill work positions to produce a quality performance," says St. Clair president John Strasser. He says the institution will be able to efficiently attract top-notch talent to perform both in Chatham and Windsor, where St. Clair operates the Chrysler Theatre. "We're convinced we can run the theatre profitably on the commercial side,'' Strasser says. "And we plan to get started immediately.'' Chatham Daily News | Windsor Star