Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord

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Theater · Concert / Show
The Capitol Center for the Arts is an entertainment venue in Concord, New Hampshire, United States, which features a 1,304-seat theatre designed with an Egyptian motif. The center opened in its current form in 1995 after a multiyear renovation of the Capitol Theatre, which had existed in the same location from 1927 to 1989. The theatre is equipped to host major Broadway shows, and has played host to the Billy Joel musical Movin' Out, pianist George Winston, and humorist David Sedaris.

The renovation of the Capitol Center was made possible by $4.2 million in donations received for the then-newly formed center, with Chubb Life providing the majority of the support. The Chubb Theatre was named in honor of the company that made the center possible. Volunteers, some 250 of them, also contributed 3,000 hours of service to repaint the interior and restore the Egyptian motif. Paul Hodes, who subsequently became a congressman from New Hampshire, was also instrumental in the renovation and reopening of the center, heading up the effort at the urging of fellow lawyer and patron of the arts Martin L. Gross of Concord.
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  • Went here on a Saturday night to see a comedian. Entrance was easy to find. Staff at the entrance to ensure safe entrance. Easy access to staff to scan our tickets. Bathrooms are easy to access...  more »
  • Beautiful venue - very clean, and I don’t think there’s a bad seat in the house. The sound was great - would definitely recommend.  more »
  • I have attended concerts, comedy, workshops and more at the Capitol Center and it continues to impress. The facilities maintain an authentic, classic feel, while still offering a comfortable modern experience. I'm a big fan and make sure to stay up to date on the calendar of events. The pricing also is reasonable and affordable for almost any act. Make sure to check this one out.
  • We left at intermission. CELTIC WOMEN was great, but balcony seating [ at 69.00 per seat] was very hot, seats were tiny and your knees were touching the back of the front seat. I truly was worried about whether I could get out if there was a fire. 4 flights of stairs and we were told no elevator.[of course no elevator use with fire situation] I will continue at the Palace in Manchester.

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