Capital Center for the Arts

The Capital Center for the Arts is the largest performing arts center in New Hampshire with 1,304 seats. It is also the most successful with people travelling from all over New England to see performances here. The line up is diverse with Broadway shows, pop and country stars, dance, international, and family-friendly productions.

Originally opened in 1927, the Capital Theater had been a popular stop during the days of Vaudeville. Over the years, it fell into disrepair and closed in 1989. Thanks to $4.2 million which was raised and 250 volunteers, the new Capitol Center for the Arts reopened in 1995. The renovation allowed for modern amenities like air-conditioning and updated heating and plumbing systems, as well as an elevator for handicap accessibility.

In addition to it’s entertaining productions, the center is also used for educational programs and workshops. It even donates $10,000 in tickets each year to organizations for disadvantages families, supporting the local community.

Buying tickets to see a show here is a good excuse to get to Concord and enjoy everything else the capitol has to offer.