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A QR Code to access the Appell Center's digital playbill. Use the QR code OR text the keyword “PROGRAM” to (717) 369-8164 to access the digital playbill.

Use the QR code OR text the keyword “PROGRAM” to (717) 369-8164*

When you visit the Appell Center, QR codes will be available to access the Digital Playbill on your mobile device. Open your camera and point it at this QR code. A link will appear. Tap it, and you’ll be directed to our interactive Playbill!  Scroll through, tap to view more and enjoy!

*By texting to this number, you may receive messages that pertain to the Appell Center and its performances, special offers and ways to support the work of these historic theatres. Messages and data rates may apply.

If you are interested in advertising in future editions of our digital playbill, please contact our Director of Development, Mindi Haines, at

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Guest Services

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is committed to providing first-class service and accessibility for all our guests. If there is something we can do to make your experience more enjoyable during your visit, please contact one of our staff members or volunteers.

When to Arrive

The Strand and Capitol Theatre lobbies open one hour prior to each live performance. The Capitol Theatre lobby opens 30 minutes prior to the start time of each film.

Digital Tickets

In addition to traditional printed tickets, we offer a Digital Ticket option for scanning from mobile devices upon entry at your event. Click here for more information on Digital Tickets and delivery.

For Your Security

For the safety of our audiences, performers and staff, all patrons must show a valid event ticket to gain entry into the facility. All bags will also be checked upon entering.

Prohibited items include:

  • Guns, knives, weapons of any kind pepper spray, fireworks or explosive devices and replicas of any type of weapon are strictly prohibited inside the building and will have to be returned to your vehicle
  • Any outside food or drinks, including water
  • Professional cameras

All exterior theater doors will be locked 30 minutes into a performance. All patrons who exit the facility during a show will be asked to show their ticket for reentry. If you are meeting guests prior to the show, you will need to do so outside of the theater.

*Please arrive early to allow yourself extra time for check-in and security measures.

For Your Fellow Patrons

To support an enjoyable experience for you and those around you:

  • Please minimize talking during the show.
  • Respect photo/video policies and – when permitted – you use your phone discretely.
  • If you want to stand or dance, please do so in front of your seat and without impacting the view or space of those around you.
  • Please be considerate of those in the audience who have allergies and/or multiple chemical sensitivities and refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or other scented products.

Audio & Video Recording Devices

Unless specifically noted, audio and video recording of any kind during a performance is strictly prohibited. Confiscation of equipment and penalties for copyright infringement may be enforced in the event of a violation.

Photo Use Policy

By entering the premises of Appell Center for the Performing Arts, all guests age 18 and over grant permission for their likeness to potentially be used in photographs, videos or other digital media for the theatre’s promotional and marketing purposes, including but not limited to website, social media, print materials and advertisements.

Guests who do not wish to have their photo used for such purposes should notify a staff member upon arrival. Those guests will be provided a visible identifier (e.g. wristband) to make photographers aware of their preference.


Concessions are available in both the Strand and Capitol Theatre lobbies, including snacks, soda, water, coffee and full bar service. Beverages are permitted in both theaters unless otherwise noted. Select concessions are also available at most Studio events. No outside food or beverages are permitted.

Assistive Services

Our theaters both offer ADA-compliant seating. Please note: there is an elevator for balcony access in the Strand Theatre. There is not an elevator for balcony access in the Capitol Theatre.

Assisted-listening and closed captioning devices are available for select events. Please see an usher when you arrive or call the Box Office in advance for any needs you may have.

Sign language interpretation is also available. Please allow at least two (2) weeks’ advance notice to request sign language assistance.

Please notify our Box Office when purchasing your tickets of any assistance you may require, and we will be happy to arrange the perfect seats and services to meet your needs.

Service Animals

Service animals, as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are always welcome at all venues within the Appell Center for the Performing Arts. The ADA defines a service animal as an animal that has been trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. Dogs or other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.

Public Restrooms

Restrooms are conveniently located inside both the Strand and Capitol Theatres and the Studio.

Child Booster Seats

Child booster seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis, courtesy of Matthew and Brooke Shorb. Please request assistance from an usher when you are being seated.


The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is a smoke-free facility. Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all areas within the building without exception.

Military Discounts

We offer a $2 discount on all Studio Stand-Up and CapFilm ticket purchases for US Military Personnel/Veterans and up to three of their guests. Tickets must be purchased by the military personnel or veteran at the Appell Center Box Office by showing military ID. Some restrictions may apply.

If you have questions, please call the Box Office at 717-846-1111.

Dining and Lodging

When you visit the Appell Center for Performing Arts, you’re also visiting an historic downtown destination. Come early and enjoy dinner and drinks at one of York’s many restaurants or breweries. Stay late and spend the evening or weekend!

Preferred Restaurants

A round pizza topped with basil leaves from Archetype Pizza

Archetype Pizza
33 W. Market Street, York, PA 17401

Archetype Pizza serves thin crust, lightly charred round pies, thick, fluffy crust Detroit style “square” pies and tasty sandwiches alongside GearHouse Brewing Co. beer and a full selection of wine and spirits.

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A wood fired pizza from restaurant Fig & Barrel

The Fig & Barrel Pub
25 W. Market Street, York, PA 17401

The Fig & Barrel serves authentic fare combined with Olde York charm. Menus feature beloved family recipes alongside elevated comfort foods, livened up with unique twists, accented by mind-blowing cocktails – everything from old school classics to new creations and plenty of whiskey!

Learn More
Logo for cafe Gather 256

Gather 256
256 West Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17403

Gather 256 is a cafe and art boutique that serves a fresh and evolving menu of breakfast and lunch options and hand-crafted beverages from a full-service espresso bar.

Learn More
The interior of restaurant Holy Hound

Holy Hound Taproom
57 W. Market Street, York, PA 17401

Holy Hound features 30 rotating craft beers on tap, a wide range of bottles, a variety of single malt scotch and small batch bourbon. Their food menu features fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. You can also catch live music throughout the week.

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Shrimp and vegetables from restaurant Mesa Moreira

Mesa Moreira
58 W. Market Street, York, PA 17401

Portuguese cuisine is a celebration of fresh ingredients, bold flavors and simple preparations. When you visit Mesa Moreira, you will enjoy the tastes of this vibrant and delicious food.

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Exterior of the restaurant Mudhook Brewing Company

Mudhook Brewing Co.
34 N. Cherry Lane, York, PA 17401

Mudhook offers a cozy, inviting atmosphere with unique craft brews and quality food served by a friendly staff, with live music events throughout the year.

Learn More
Tostadas from restaurant Revival Social Club

Revival Social Club
19 North George Street, York, PA 17401

Revival serves globally-inspired cuisines in an engaging and comfortable atmosphere. It is a destination to gather for interesting small plates and innovative cocktails, yet versatile enough to deliver a fine-dining experience.

Learn More
Eggs benedict from restaurant Roost

Roost Uncommon Kitchen
35 W. Market Street, York, PA 17401

Roost has served delicious brunch food since 2017. Scratch-made biscuits, house-smoked meats and crispy hashbrowns — now serving beer and cocktails!

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A pear salad from restaurant Skillet2Plate

Skillet2Plate Soul Bistro
221 W Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401

Skillet2Plate serves award winning soul food featuring BBQ, Soul Bowls, salads, sandwiches and delectable sides like mac n’ cheese, candied yams, collard greens, cornbread and more.

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Other Local Dining


Exterior photograph of the Yorktowne Hotel

Yorktowne Hotel – Tapestry Collection by Hilton
48 E Market St, York, PA 17401

In the center of York, The Yorktowne is just a 5-minute walk from the Appell Center. It’s also a short walk from Restaurant Row, Royal Square District and the Central Market House.

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Interior room of Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast

Grace Manor Bed and Breakfast
258 West Market Street York, PA 17401

The quaint Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast is just footsteps away from fabulous boutiques, restaurants, watering holes, galleries, historic landmarks and the 22-mile York County Rail Trail.

Learn More
Exterior of the Four Points Sheridan hotel

Four Points by Sheraton
1650 Toronita St, York, PA 17402

Four Points by Sheraton York is a 5-minute drive from the Harley Davidson Factory and the York Revolution Park. A short 2-mile drive gets you to the Appell Center for the Performing Arts and the Central Market.


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Parking Garages

Thanks to the York City General Authority, all downtown York parking garages are FREE after 8PM on weekdays and all day on weekends. We encourage our patrons to take advantage of the no-cost parking options within convenient walking distance of our theaters at 50 North George Street in York (corner of George and Philadelphia Streets).

Private Lots & Street Parking

For exact fees and hours, please contact the individual parking location.

On-street metered parking is available. The downtown area uses ParkMobile for contactless parking and payment. Check out more at

The St. John’s Church Parking Lot off North Beaver Street is a 24-hour paid lot utilizing electronic pay processing through the ParkPoolr app that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store. Android users must scan the QR code posted on site to enter vehicle and payment information.

ParkMobile map of parking locations near the Appell Center


Ticketing FAQs

What are the box office hours?

From July 1 – August 31, Box Office staff are available from 10am – 2pm Monday through Thursday by phone and in-person at 50 N. George Street, York. The box office will be closed Fridays during this time. However, we will be open Friday, August 9 to handle Broadway and Family show single ticket sales. On event days, the Box Office will be open two (2) hours prior to live performances and one (1) hour prior to films. Online sales are available 24/7/365 at

How will I receive my tickets?

Guests purchasing tickets online and through the Box Office (by phone or in-person) have several delivery options. You may choose to receive your tickets in the mail, have your tickets held at Will Call or use our digital ticket option. Mailed tickets will arrive no later than two (2) weeks in advance of the performance. If you have ordered tickets for a performance that is less than two (2) weeks away and have not received your tickets, please contact the Box Office at 717-846-1111 for assistance.

How do I access my Digital Tickets?

  1. Go to
  2. If you are not already logged in, log into the account used to purchase the tickets.
  3. Click on ‘View Tickets.’ Please note digital tickets can be accessed in your account 48 hours prior to performance.
  4. You can now select “Add to Wallet” to move your tickets into your Apple or Google Wallet!
  5. Show your device with digital tickets at the door for entry.

How far in advance  can I access my Digital Tickets?

Digital tickets will be available 48 hours prior to the performance start time. To access digital tickets, log into your account and choose ‘Upcoming Shows’ on the left navigation pane.

How  can I share my Digital Tickets?

Digital tickets are intended to be scanned from your mobile device upon arrival and when the entire party is arriving and coming into the theater at the same time for a performance. If you are purchasing tickets to give as a gift or need to provide to others in your party prior to the show, we suggest changing your delivery method to ‘Hold at Box Office’ or ‘Standard Mail.’ Please note that there is a $3.00 per order fee for ‘Standard Mail’ delivery.

Can I change my delivery method to printed tickets?

Absolutely! You can change your tickets to printed tickets during purchase by changing your delivery method. If you have already purchased your tickets, you can request the change by calling the Box Office at 717-846-1111 or emailing

What if I forgot my username or password?

If you do not remember the email address used for your login, call the Box Office at 717-846-1111 or email, and we will provide you with the correct email address or update the email address if it is no longer valid.

To reset your Appell Center account password, you can use the Forgot Your Password self-service tool under ‘Login’ at or call the Box Office at 717-846-1111.

Can I use my money “on account” to order tickets online?

On account funds can be applied to eligible online purchases at checkout. For assistance, please contact the Box Office at 717-846-1111.

General FAQs

Does the Appell Center offer children’s tickets?

Select shows have the option for children’s tickets. All patrons, regardless of age, need a valid ticket for entry.

What items are available at concessions?

Appell Center concessions provides a range of beverages, including alcoholic options, and a variety of bite-sized snacks. Unless stated otherwise, drinks and snacks can be enjoyed inside our theaters.

How do I become a Volunteer?

Click here for more information on how to become a Volunteer.

How is the Appell Center funded?

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit organization funded by a mix of ticket revenue and donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and government sources.  Click here to learn about how you can help support the Appell Center.

How should I dress/is there a dress code?

The Appell Center does not have an enforced dress code. Our concerts, comedy and film programs tend to be more casual. For the York Symphony Orchestra, Broadway productions and other select performances, business casual is popular.

May I bring a camera or video/audio recording device?

Unless specifically noted, audio and video recording of any kind during a performance is strictly prohibited. Confiscation of equipment, removal from the theater and penalties for copyright infringement may be enforced in the event of a violation.

Do you offer Group Sales discounts?

All groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 10% discount off tickets for performances at the Appell Center. Click here for details.

Do you sell Gift Certificates?

Gift Certificates in any amount can be purchased online or by calling the Appell Center Box Office at 717-846-1111. Learn more here.

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