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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!
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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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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!
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.
Aviano’s Corner Trattoria
101 South Duke Street, York, PA 17401
Aviano’s features wood fired pizza, fresh pasta, and a whole lotta amore.
105 South Duke Street, York, PA 17401
A Miami-inspired indoor-outdoor bar featuring cocktails, shareable plates, a full lineup of entertainment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Other Local Dining
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to the York City General Authority, all downtown York parking garages are FREE after 6:30PM 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 https://parkmobile.io/.
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.
What are the box office hours?
Box Office staff is available 10 am–4:30 pm Monday through Friday by phone and in-person at 50 N. George Street, York. 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 appellcenter.org.
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?
- Go to https://tickets.appellcenter.org/account/upcomingevents
- If you are not already logged in log into the account used to purchase the tickets.
- Click on ‘View Tickets.’ Please note digital tickets can be accessed in your account 48 hours prior to performance.
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 appellcenter.org 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.
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.