Oct 6 - 7
Haunted Happy Hour
Thu, Oct 6 - Fri, Oct 7 @ Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Ever wondered what happens at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre after dark? In the 100 years since the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre was built, ghostly legends and first-hand reports of strange happenings abound. Join us for an immersive tour of this historically scary site – if you dare… Your guide will lead you within its walls to experience the theater as only the haunted have. The spirits are waiting for you.
Tours begin every half hour. This is a walking experience with wheelchair accessibility.
This event is intended only for mature audiences over the age of 16 and minors must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.
Alcoholic beverages, including specialty cocktails, are available before the tour to prepare you for the spooky tour and after to help ward off any lingering spirits.
Tickets are $15. Advance reservations recommended.
$15 ticket includes a complimentary beverage (soft drink, beer, house wine, or spooky specialty cocktail).
Please arrive 30 minutes before scheduled tour. Accommodations for latecomers will be based on availability.
We are pleased to offer enhanced systems for your comfort and would like to remind you:
• Masks and testing are not required unless otherwise noted. Purchasers will be notified of any tour mandates.
• All persons will be screened for prohibited items.
• Persons with suspected illness or recently exposed to contagious disease should not attend.
• While we are committed to providing a clean environment, those entering our property assume risk of exposure, injury and illness and release Ruth Eckerd Hall and the City of Clearwater of all liability. Please use discretion.
Please reach out to a staff member if we can assist you. We are here to serve you!
For more information about our facility safety protocols, click here.
A variety of restaurants are located within walking distance to the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre.
Visit the downtown Clearwater website for more information.
Frenchy’s Rooftop Terrace Lounge
Arrive early and enjoy Frenchy’s Rooftop Terrace Lounge, on top of the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, with gorgeous views of Downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach.
Liquor, beer, water and soft drinks available.*
*The Frenchy’s Rooftop Terrace Lounge is open for select Bilheimer Capitol Theatre shows, weather permitting.
A variety of draft and canned beers and a full liquor bar available.
Main concessions include popcorn, pretzels, assorted chips, assorted candy and soft drinks.
Members enjoy the private Ray and Geri Trautlein Dress Circle Lounge with exclusive access to delicious hors d’oeuvres, a full liquor bar and access to a private balcony with a gorgeous view of downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach.
Become a member today!
Parking & Directions
Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
405 Cleveland St
Clearwater, FL 33755
The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre is located at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave in Downtown Clearwater. Parking is available, free of charge at the City Hall parking lot, The Harborview Center (event permitting) and all City street parking lots and meters after business hours and all day on weekends. Valet parking is unavailable at the moment.
From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Cross the Bayside Bridge. Take the Gulf to Bay Blvd exit (SR 60). Use the left 2 lanes to turn left (west) onto Gulf to Bay Blvd (SR 60), towards Clearwater/Clearwater Beach. Gulf to Bay Blvd turns into Court St. Turn right onto Ft. Harrison Ave (heading south). Turn left (heading west) onto Cleveland St. The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre will be located on your left hand side, at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave.
From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach. Continue on Gulf to Bay Blvd (SR 60), towards Clearwater/Clearwater Beach. Gulf to Bay Blvd turns into Court St. Turn right onto Ft. Harrison Ave (heading south). Turn left (heading west) onto Cleveland St. The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre will be located on your left hand side, at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave.
From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Drive south on East Lake Rd (SR 611). East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right (west) onto Gulf to Bay Blvd (SR 60). Gulf to Bay Blvd turns into Court St. Turn right onto Ft. Harrison Ave (heading south). Turn left (heading west) onto Cleveland St. The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre will be located on your left hand side, at the corner of Cleveland St and Osceola Ave.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase. Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.
Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.
At the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area.
Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.
Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.
Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned. Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.