Protective Services has been providing security to this State landmark since 1978. Capitol theatre seats 1,876 patrons and is home to Ballet West, Broadway Across America – Utah, Utah Opera and Children’s Dance Theatre.
Protective Service Officers work diligently to oversee the welfare of the theatre, its assets, the staff, and the public. The onsite officer plays a key role in maintaining the safety of the historic theater, as demonstrated recently when a fire near the stage was discovered and extinguished by the on duty officer before it could cause significant damage.
Capitol Theatre is a multifunctional facility which gives our officers additional responsibilities. One of these tasks is to supervise ballet students and ensure their safety while at the theatre. Due to the age and history of Capitol Theatre it is believed to be haunted. One of the unique things an officer may be requested to do is escort paranormal researchers through the facility. The paranormal researchers frequently ask to set up equipment in various locations throughout the theatre. The Nutcracker, being one of the most well-known Ballet West performances, brings in a high volume of patrons during the holiday season. It is the officers’ duty to become familiar with theatre staff and dancers to ensure proper access is maintained backstage.