Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York

4.5
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Theater · Concert / Show
Located in downtown York, the Appell Center for the Performing Arts serves as a leading arts presenter in south central Pennsylvania. The complex encompasses five buildings, including its two historic theaters – the Capitol Theatre, built in 1906 as a one-level dance hall and the Strand Theatre, which opened in 1925 primarily for vaudeville and silent movies. The center offers a diverse choice of shows, ranging from rock concerts and symphonies, to musicals and stand-up comedy.
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  • The variety of shows offered by the Appell Center appeals to folks of all ages. We would definitely visit again.  more »
  • I was here for a work event and enjoyed looking at the architecture of this historic theater. Great upkeep. The service from the staff was nice. Looking forward to our next work function there.  more »
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  • This is a really cool local theater, perfect for intimate comedy shows and good for movies. Though its been renovated, the seats are too small for 21st century-sized people. I have no idea why they replaced the old seats with the same size tiny seats with little leg room. If you are average in size or smaller, you will appreciate this venue immensely. It is beautiful inside. Balcony seating is best if you are of an age where hopping down stairs in a crowd doesn't bother you. Their comedy line-up has been great, not just a great value, but the comedians are very funny. Plan to have dinner nearby, so you can enjoy a short walk to your show. This is located in one of the best, and loveliest areas in York, so you will feel very comfortable on foot.
  • The warm up band was awesome. We did not stay for the Wood Brothers as we spent 20 minutes outside in single digits temperature after the fire alarm went off. Up until that it was a nice evening.

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