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Appell Center for the Performing Arts

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50 N George St, York, PA 17401-1214
+1 717-846-1111
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Disastrously Performance By Ownership

As performances go this place is a thumbs down bomb. Not the artists - entirely the management. We... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
rockongirl63
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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BAD Theater Management/ AVOID

This is a beautiful historic theater and arts center located in downtown York, Pa. We've attended... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
BrooklynGirl61
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“strand capitol” (10 reviews)
“box office” (4 reviews)
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50 N George St, York, PA 17401-1214
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+1 717-846-1111
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"strand capitol"
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"beautiful venue"
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"box office"
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"symphony orchestra"
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"around the corner"
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"great performers"
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"live shows"
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"beautiful inside"
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"italian renaissance"
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"quality entertainment"
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"unobstructed view of the stage"
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"no bad seats"
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"plenty of parking"
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"downtown york"
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

As performances go this place is a thumbs down bomb. Not the artists - entirely the management. We drove with friends from Delaware for the Paul Anka concert.Bought the tickets weeks ago. Drove for hours and when we parked and got to the theater we...More

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful historic theater and arts center located in downtown York, Pa. We've attended numerous performances here. Yet I cannot in good conscience recommend this venue to anyone. And the reason is management. Amateur hour. Ticket prices here range from above average to...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

You can go to The Appell Preformimg Arts Center and enjoy almost any kind of clean, live, healthy entertainment. The experience is a "must" for the whole family. For quality entertainment without ever having to leave York and travel elsewhere for family enjoyment, The Appell...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Easy free parking around the corner at 24 Philadephia St. that fills up early. Old refurbished theater is beautiful inside with lovely ceiling and chandeliers. Be sure to look up and then look some more. It seems like there are no bad seats in the...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

This is the Gem of downtown York! Thank you Louis Appell! Great variety of entertainment, all seats are good and plenty of choices for dinner.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

very nice venue, attracts lots of great performers both big names and interesting smaller names as well. Very knowledgeable and dedicated staff.

Thank Wendy C
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Recently renamed after the Appell family who built and later renovated the Strand-Capitol. "Originally built in 1925 as a glittering example of Italian Renaissance architecture" from their "Our History" found in brochures received when attending performances. It is dingy and dull, obviously having seen better...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2017

The shows at the strand capital can be graded a B the seating is a big D. Once the remodeling was complete all leg room and elbow room was eliminated. Tried to put too many seats to seat more people but this resulted in less...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017

No question that I will go back for more shows. The seat are somewhat uncomfortable and it is not the best sound, but I have never had a bad view of the stage.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I attended a concert at the Strand Capital. That theatre is clean, the staff very helpful and the cost of the tickets are reasonable. Something I just learned is the ushers are all volunteers.

Thank billhenry21
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