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Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center

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Address: 50 N George St, York, PA 17401-1214
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+1 717-846-1111
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Heart of York, PA

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

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendy C
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Wendy C
York, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 days. It is nostalgic for the aging population in the area who have grown up... More 

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Thank MayMay20150601
York, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 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 people wanted to be tortured

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Thank wcraig235
York, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 11 April 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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Thank dreazin
York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 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.

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Thank billhenry21
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Historic venue, just beautiful inside. The seats are very comfortable also. The service staff was helpful and friendly. Our seats in the balcony afforded a great view of the stage. A very enjoyable evening!

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Thank RobBud
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Was pleasantly surprised by this York theater. They had spent a couple years refurbishing it, and it was really something; very old school decor. We were at a music venue with a small musical group, and the acoustics were very good. If I lived closer, I would probably join their group to get advance notice on tickets. Nice restaurants nearby,... More 

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Thank KirkinPA
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Have been to the Strand for musical, comedy and most recently a Neil Simon play. Great facility with lots of character. The hospitality and atmosphere make it seem like a really special event every time we go. Plenty of parking within a 5 minute walk. Surrounded by some of the best restaurants in York. Get your tickets early. Pricing is... More 

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Thank jeffandellen77
York, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This theater is a renovated old movie theater. It is beautiful and great for concerts and theatrical events. It is a great venue to see shows that are often presented in theaters closer to the bigger cities. We have had great Broadway, musical groups and performers come. There are also some great restaurants nearby. It is wonderful to have such... More 

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Thank Blossom Z
York, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

It is such a pleasure to soak I the atmosphere of the restored theaters while watching nationally known performers and shows. A good variety each year means something for everyone at affordable prices.

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Thank June L

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