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Capital Repertory Theatre (Capital Rep or theREP) is a 287-seat professional regional theatre in Albany, New York. Capital Rep is the only theatre in the Capital District in the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). The theatre operates under regulations dictated by Actors' Equity Association. The theatre is located at 111 N. Pearl St in Albany, New York.

The theatre's predecessor was Lexington Conservatory Theatre in Lexington, New York, founded in 1976 by Oakley Hall III. After Hall was seriously injured and incapacitated in 1978, the company moved to Albany and became Capital Repertory Theatre.

The producing artistic director of Capital Rep is Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill.


According to the website, the mission of Capital Rep is "to create a meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community."

Notable actors

Fred Rose, a Broadway veteran, has done several shows with Capital Rep, including performing as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady in the 2009-10 season.


  • Theatre Communications Group Playwright in Residence Award (1997)
  • American Marketing Association Mark of Excellence Award (1996)
  • Pew Charitable Trust National Theatre Artist Residency Program Award (1993)
  • Kennedy Center Fund for New American Play Award (1988 & 1992)
  • Foundation of the Dramatists Guild/CBS Awards (1984, 1986 & 1987)
  • Business Committee for the Arts First Place National Award (1984)
  • Outstanding New Enterprise - Albany/Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce (1983)

2009-2010 season

Shear Madness by Paul Portner
The Seafarer by Conor McPherson
My Fair Lady by Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2013-2014 season

The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer
Venus in Fur by David Ives
A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
Gypsy by Arthur Laurents
The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer

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