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Membership

The Appell Center relies on membership and donations to expand our community impact and keep our historic theaters humming with entertainment. We couldn’t do anything without the generosity of our Members.

Your Contribution Makes A Difference!

Your membership donation directly helps the Appell Center:

  • Attract the hottest concerts and theatrical productions
  • Expand our education programs
  • Broaden community partnerships and outreach
  • Preserve our historic facilities
  • Boost York City tourism and nightlife

To show our appreciation, Appell Center Members enjoy these fabulous perks, good for one year from Membership purchase, and valid for the entire household:

View Membership Chart (PDF)
Understudy
$75
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Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 15% off – multi shows
Performer
$150
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Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 15% off – multi shows
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Perks
  • Member-only concession line
  • 10% off – 4 per show
Star
$300
Graphic image of two tickets that symbolizes ticket benefits for Appell Center members
Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 10% off – 4 per show
  • Ticket Exchanges
  • 15% off – multi shows
clip art of a VIP pass
Perks
  • Member-only concession line
  • Playbill recognition
Director
$600
Graphic image of two tickets that symbolizes ticket benefits for Appell Center members
Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 10% off – 4 per show
  • Ticket Exchanges
  • 15% off – multi shows
clip art of a VIP pass
Perks
  • Member-only concession line
  • Playbill recognition
  • Donor Lounge access
Producer
$1,250
Graphic image of two tickets that symbolizes ticket benefits for Appell Center members
Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 10% off – 4 per show
  • Ticket Exchanges
  • 15% off – multi shows
clip art of a VIP pass
Perks
  • Member-only concession line
  • Playbill recognition
  • VIP Presale Access*
  • Donor Lounge access
*Some restrictions may apply, including contractual holds and rental performances.
Angel
$3,000
Graphic image of two tickets that symbolizes ticket benefits for Appell Center members
Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • VIP Presale Access*
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 10% off – 4 per show
  • Ticket Exchanges
  • 15% off – multi shows
clip art of a VIP pass
Perks
  • Member-only concession line
  • Playbill recognition
  • Donor Lounge access
  • Private tour at your convenience
*Some restrictions may apply, including contractual holds and rental performances.
President's Circle
$6,000
Graphic image of two tickets that symbolizes ticket benefits for Appell Center members
Tickets
  • Presale Access
  • VIP Presale Access*
  • Complimentary Tickets
    • 4 CapFilm
    • 2 Studio Stand-Up
  • 10% off – 4 per show
  • Ticket Exchanges
  • 15% off – multi shows
clip art of a VIP pass
Perks
  • Member-only concession line
  • Playbill recognition
  • Donor Lounge access
  • Private tour at your convenience
  • Exclusive access and invitations
*Some restrictions may apply, including contractual holds and rental performances.
Become a Member

Sponsorship

Partnerships with corporations and local businesses are essential to our mission. These funds allow the Appell Center for the Performing Arts to bring best-in-class entertainment to Central Pennsylvania and provide superior performing arts education for the community.

Opportunities For Small Firms To Enterprises

All donations make a difference. Your investment in our community helps sustain York’s historic, vital downtown culture. With sponsorship opportunities designed for small firms as well as enterprise budgets, your business can become a sponsor of the Appell Center today.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC)

What is EITC? It is a Pennsylvania tax credit for businesses that make a donation to an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO). The Appell Center is a designated EIO, eligible to receive corporate contributions through EITC. Simply put, your contribution supports free performing arts education programs to thousands of students across York County while lowering your company’s tax liability. A win for all involved!

To learn more about EITC, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development offers guidelines and the application process here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have created sponsorships including complimentary performance tickets, playbill ad and rental discounts.

For more information or to customize a sponsorship to match your needs contact Mindi Haines, Director of Development at 717-825-2235 or mhaines@appellcenter.org.

Platinum

$25,000
75 tickets

  • Company name in lights on Strand Theatre marquee
  • Full page ad in digital Season Playbill
  • Corporate ticket concierge service
  • Logo on Strand Theatre monitors during every performance
  • Logo recognition on Appell Center website and corporate sponsor signage
  • Complimentary rental opportunity*
  • Private group tour(s) scheduled at your leisure
Gold

$15,000
50 tickets

  • Full page ad in digital Season Playbill
  • Corporate ticket concierge service
  • Logo on Strand Theatre monitors during every performance
  • Logo recognition on Appell Center website and corporate sponsor signage
  • Discounted rental opportunity*
Silver

$7,500
24 tickets

  • Half page ad in digital Season Playbill
  • Corporate ticket concierge service
  • Logo on Strand Theatre monitors during every performance
  • Logo recognition on Appell Center website and corporate sponsor signage
  • Discounted rental opportunity*
Bronze

$3,500
12 tickets

  • Quarter page ad in digital Season Playbill
  • Corporate ticket concierge service
  • Logo on Strand Theatre monitors during every performance
  • Logo recognition on Appell Center website and corporate sponsor signage
Supporter

$1,500
6 tickets

  • Quarter page ad in digital Season Playbill
  • Corporate ticket concierge service
  • Logo on Strand Theatre monitors during every performance
  • Logo recognition on Appell Center website and corporate sponsor signage

Active Sponsors

Proud Partners
Platinum Sponsors
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Bronze Sponsors
Supporting Sponsors
Media Sponsors

Contact Us

To discuss a custom sponsorship or if you have questions about current opportunities, contact Mindi Haines, Director of Development, at 717-825-2235 or mhaines@appellcenter.org.

Advertise With Us

Every year we welcome over 60,000 visitors to the Strand and Capitol Theatres.

Our digital playbill is distributed to the tens of thousands of patrons who attend our events — patrons who are seeking local attractions in the area, such as bars, restaurants, hotels, boutiques and much more. When you advertise with us, you invest in your own business while you lift up the performing arts and help the local economy thrive.

Your advertising support is vital to our work. Learn how to advertise in our digital playbill here.

Ads are good for 12 months and are accepted on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please contact Mindi Haines, Director of Development, at mhaines@appellcenter.org.

Did you know Corporate Sponsorship includes a complimentary playbill ad and show tickets?
Check out the levels and perks.

Volunteer

Help Enrich Our Community

Looking for a rewarding opportunity to meet new friends, experience live entertainment and have loads of fun?

Well, then we are looking for YOU!

At the Appell Center for the Performing Arts, we rely on the passion, enthusiasm and dedication
of our Volunteers to provide the very best experience for our guests and maintain our status as
a cultural hub in the community.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities:

  • Ushers
  • Ticket Scanners
  • Box Office Assistant
  • Lobby & Entry Ambassadors
  • Concessions

Plus, volunteering comes with perks!

  • See free live performances and movies.
  • Enjoy free snacks and refreshments.
  • Expand your circle of friends.
  • Enjoy special recognition events during the performance season.
  • If you’re a student, receive credit for service hours through volunteering.

… and so much more!

The Appell Center volunteer program welcomes all individuals who meet the following
requirements:

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Attend and complete orientation and training

If you are looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity where you can help people, experience
high-quality shows for free and share your passion for the performing arts with others, join us
and volunteer at the Appell Center!

New Volunteer Application

The Legacy Circle

The generous donors who have included the Appell Center’s Legacy Circle in their estate plans are a vital component of the organization’s next century.

When you declare your intention to support the Appell Center as part of your legacy, you join those committed to safeguarding our vision of a world where the transformative experience of attending live theater is essential,
accessible and inspirational.

To join The Legacy Circle, please inform our Development Team that arrangements have been made for one of the following gifts*:

  • A bequest in a will or through a revocable trust
  • Naming the Appell Center as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy
  • A gift of real estate

*Gifts in any of these forms may be made in memory or honor of family.

We invite you to contact Mindi Haines, Director of Development, at mhaines@appellcenter.org with questions or comments about planned giving. We welcome the opportunity to further discuss options with you. We also highly recommend that you speak to a financial adviser.

Thank You Sponsors

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