Due to our central location in historic Port Hope, The Capitol Theatre does not have a designated parking lot for patrons to park in.
Parking in Port Hope is a combination of free lots and paid spots.
Free parking is available for vehicles with a handicapped parking permit. As long as your permit is clearly displayed, you will not be ticketed if you park in a metered spot and do not pay the meter.
Underneath our marquee sign there is a passenger drop off spot. Please use this space to drop off passengers who cannot walk long distances to the theatre. Please do not park in this zone for long as many patrons use the drop off zone during the hour preceding showtime.
We are often asked about parking passes for out of town visitors that were once provided by the municipality of Port Hope – please note that these passes were discontinued and are no longer available.
Port Hope has plenty of parking available on downtown streets. Please see below for meter fees, please note that our meters do not accept credit cards so you will need coins to pay.
6 minutes parking is $0.10
15 minutes parking is $0.25
30 minutes parking is $0.50
60 minutes parking is $1.00
Performances average 3 hours run time so your anticipated cost to park will be $3.00 – $4.00.
Free parking lots can be found on the streets that surround the theatre — immediately behind the theatre there is a metered lot and to the south of it, a free lot. Further south, behind our town hall there is another free lot. Parking spaces are limited in these lots so it is recommended that patrons arrive early to find a space.