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Capitol Theatre at Wheeling, West Virginia

Capitol Theatre

1015 Main StWheelingWest Virginia 26003
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Historic Capitol Theatre

Catch a live show from your favorite band at the beautiful Capitol Theatre located in historic Downtown Wheeling! The venue, steeped in its own rich history, is a 1928 landmark building that was home to the original broadcasts of the second-longest running radio show in the country, WWVA Jamboree, and has brought country legends like Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and Brad Paisley to its revered stage over the years. Today, the Capitol still brings top names in comedy and music to town along with Broadway series so check the calendar and see what is up next.


Hours -

Hours vary depending performance or show

Prices -

Admission varies per event


  • Country music concerts
  • Rock and pop concerts
  • Broadway shows
  • Dance performances
  • Comedy shows

Unique Location

The Capitol Theatre is located in the heart of Wheeling’s historic downtown neighborhood that borders the banks of the Ohio River. Near the Capitol you can tour the West Virginia Independence Hall Museum, the site of the “birthplace of West Virginia,” walk the 150-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge spanning the Ohio River, or stroll Downtown’s Victorian-era Old Town.

Type of entertainment and upcoming shows

The Capitol Theatre hosts a wide variety of shows, with something for everyone. The venue hosts rock and country music acts, performances by the Wheeling Symphony, Broadway shows, comedy shows, and dance performances, among others. Upcoming shows include comedian Ron White, Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” and the popular concerts Rock Roll & Doo Wop.


  • Why is the Capitol Theatre famous and worth seeing?

    The Capitol is the largest theater in West Virginia. Built in 1928, the theater is considered both an architectural gem and beloved cultural hub and has brought some of the most famous country music stars to its stage including Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and June Carter-Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, and Charlie Pride. In 1933, the Capitol was the sight of the early broadcasts of the pioneering live radio program, WWVA Jamboree, which featured country music and ran from 1933-2008. It was the second-longest running radio program in the United States, after the Grand Ole Opry. Today, you can see top-name live shows in the restored, landmark venue.
  • What are my transportation/parking options?

    Hampton Inn Wheeling provides complimentary shuttle service to anywhere within five miles of the hotel, including to the Capitol Theatre! Parking is readily available near the venue. There are two city-owned parking facilities located on 10th Street (at Main St. and at Market St), within easy walking distances, as well as several nearby private surface lots.

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