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North St, Horsham, RH12 1RG T: 01403 750220

The Capitol in Horsham

The Capitol, Horsham

The recent refurbishment of The Capitol is just one chapter in a long history of entertainment and the arts in Horsham.

The site of the current Capitol was originally an ABC Cinema. First opened in 1936 as a one screen with a 900 seat capacity, it was then just one of many cinemas in Horsham.

The original Capitol theatre (after which, the new arts centre is named) was actually situated a few minutes walk away on the site that is now Marks and Spencer. With its closure in 1983, the council purchased the ABC on North Street and developed it into the Horsham Arts Centre. This opened its doors to the public Christmas 1984.