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Appell Center for the Performing Arts

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Awesome Local Center for Performing Arts!

We have seen several great concerts and orchestras here, it is a great venue. Beautiful old... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dover, Pennsylvania
Classic building

Great stage and not a bad seat in the house. The sound was great and not deafening loud. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“nice venue”(4 reviews)
“box office”(4 reviews)
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50 N George St, York, PA 17401-1214
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All reviews strand capitol nice venue box office around the corner great performers beautiful inside italian renaissance quality entertainment no bad seats downtown york concert acoustics performance capital seating tickets stage
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have seen several great concerts and orchestras here, it is a great venue. Beautiful old building with modern conveniences. They have several bars inside the Center where you can get a cocktail and some snacks. They also have a theatre next door with an...More

Thank manmoon1
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I go regularly to hear the YSO or the YSO choir, but honestly, the seating is so tight (and I'm not a large person) and the acoustics are so awful, it's a travesty to use this facility for the arts. If the orchestra is playing,...More

Thank Song4Ten
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great stage and not a bad seat in the house. The sound was great and not deafening loud. Beautiful cathedral ceiling.

Thank RedBikeMike
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

Thank rockongirl63
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

Thank BrooklynGirl61
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

Thank jooii
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

Thank netherholt
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.

Thank Cindakate
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 WendyC2461
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

Thank MayMay20150601
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