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Become a Member Today!

Carry the torch of so many before you and secure the future of performing arts in your community!

The Appell Center for the Performing Arts is so much more than beautiful historic theatres. We foster and inspire the artists of tomorrow. We unite friends and loved ones. We cultivate a bustling downtown. And we delight every patron who walks through the door.

But we cannot do it without you! We rely on memberships and donations to further our impact and keep our theatres humming with entertainment.

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



• Ticket pre-sales Strand and Capitol shows

• 4 Complimentary CapFilm tickets

• 2 Complimentary CapComedy tickets

• 15% off of multiple show purchases


Understudy benefits PLUS:

• Members-only concessions lines

• 10% discount on up to 4 tickets per show

STAR: $300

Performer benefits PLUS:

• Ticket exchanges

• Your name listed in the playbill

• Special event invitations


Star benefits PLUS:

Donor Lounge access during intermission

PRODUCER: $1,250

Director benefits PLUS:

Reserved seating in the Strand Theatre

*Some restrictions may apply


Your membership donation directly helps the Appell Center:

Attract the hottest concerts and theatrical productions

Expand our education programs and community outreach

Boost York city tourism and nightlife

Preserve our historic facilities

Support the Appell Center by becoming a member or renewing your membership today!

Performing Arts

“By bringing in a 'World-Class' Jazz Orchestra like the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to York, you have elevated the musical experience for so many local jazz fans beyond expectations.” – Chuck Love

"We saw Sarah McLachlan and her show was beautifully intimate, just her and the audience. Beautiful voice, beautiful music. Venue was perfect and staff was friendly." Tracy Haas


“The Appell Center sponsored Step Afrika to come hold a workshop with our residents here at the Youth Development Center. Being a shelter for the ‘at risk’ juveniles of York County, we have residents from 10-21 yrs old from various backgrounds with various issues. Regardless of their differences, this group pulled them all together. Then, to top off what was already an amazing experience, we were given tickets to see them perform live! This was one of those ‘once in a lifetime moments’ for our residents and we are grateful beyond words…thank you just doesn’t seem enough!” – Marie T. Randel, Community Outreach Coordinator, Youth Development Center

“Thank you so much for your efforts to organize and run the production of The Velveteen Rabbit! I appreciate having the ability to make connections between literature and theatre with my students. We are lucky to have your support!” Keri Schmid, 2nd Grade Teacher, York Academy


"A great venue in downtown York. A beautiful theater that we have had the pleasure of seeing both musicians and comedians there. And being able to walk around to get dinner and enjoy what York has to offer, just adds to the experience. A+." – Dan Karns

“The friendly greeting as we entered the theater, the amazing organist on the old ornate organ that lifts from below the stage, the spontaneous laughter and applause during the movie, the ease of walking to restaurants after the show, the fun of being in the city – it all added up to a perfect night out. York has such a gem in the Capitol Theatre. We'll be going again - and again!” – Pat Lewis Davenport

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