Fri, Dec 2 2022 at 7:30 PM @ Bilheimer Capitol Theatre
Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone, known for her distinctive brand of spontaneous observational comedy, returns to the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre after another sold-out performance in 2019! A popular panelist on NPR’s # 1 show, the weekly comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, she is heard in 5 million homes across the country as she matches wits with some of the country’s leading pundits.
Her new weekly podcast for Maximum Fun, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, is a comedy field guide to life. She has won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Standup Comic, was the first woman to win the cable ACE for Best Standup Comedy Special, the first woman to perform standup at the prestigious White House Correspondents dinner, and was voted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. The queen of the skepticism-fueled rant, Paula Poundstone stands alone in her talent for bursting bubbles and slaying sacred cows.
Tickets are $35 and $45.
Performance is at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St, Downtown Clearwater.
Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Private Luxury Boxes
Experience the elegance and privacy of one of our exclusive Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Luxury Boxes.
Amenities include a private box for four with a unique perspective of the stage in the beautifully restored Bilheimer Capitol Theatre. Luxury boxes include complimentary wine, champagne, soft drinks and snacks.
A limited number of Private Luxury Boxes are available for single event purchase by calling Adam at 727-712-2717 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Full season boxes are also available to purchase.
Each box consists of (4) seats. When purchasing, you must purchase all 4 seats.
For information on our facility safety protocols, click here.
The following protocols are currently in place:
• We encourage the use of face masks inside the facility though masks remain optional for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please be aware that this is subject to change and may be voluntary on the day of the event. Do not purchase if this is a concern.
• All persons will be screened for prohibited items.
• Our facility will be sanitized prior to your arrival.
• Hand sanitizer stations are readily available. If you are in need of an attendant with cleaning supplies, please ask a staff member.
• To minimize wait time and reduce crowding, please consider using our mobile app to order Concessions on-site.
• The main lobbies opens one hour prior to performance. For your convenience, early access to theater seating is available. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before show time to avoid lines.
• For the safety of others, all persons with suspected illness or have recently been 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!
The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre has partnered with the renowned Clear Sky on Cleveland to offer a delicious premium dining and entertainment experience! Dinner packages include a premium event ticket plus convenient pre-show fine dining. Clear Sky on Cleveland is located directly across the street from the Bilheimer Capitol and remains open until 11pm.
(Please note: kitchen closes at 10pm).
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Please call the restaurant 24-48 hours in advance to make a reservation 727-754-7244
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 offered directly in front of the Capitol Theatre for a fee.
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. Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit.
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.