Welcome back for another exhilarating season in our historic theatres, filled with the sounds, sights and excitement of the live performing arts. We have so much planned so far this season, and we are continuing to add even more stellar events – rock, pop, folk/Americana, Broadway, jazz, comedy, films, variety shows, family programs and more! I hope you will spend some time in our digital playbill and discover all we have going on at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts.
At the start of 2022, we launched our Centennial Campaign to help fund much needed improvements to our facility, which will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2025. The summer of 2023 saw the completion of many of those improvements, and we are proud to welcome you through our new ADA compliant doors and into the Strand Theatre lobby where we have new and improved concessions areas that will allow for more efficient service during performances. In addition, we have replaced the HVAC system throughout the facility roof-top units, interior air management devices and system controls, which improves the efficiency and comfort of the building, reduces energy costs and provides cleaner and healthier air. Thank you to all those who have supported these projects, whether financially or with their expertise and assistance.
Something for Everyone
On October 2nd we will be announcing a dozen or so additional events to our season roster... mark your calendar! As always, the best way to get the best available seats for these new shows is to become a Member!
We will continue to announce new amazing performers coming to our stages in the coming months. Simply tap into our Season At A Glance in the menu for the full calendar of shows in our 2023-24 season.
In addition to the shows on our stages, the Appell Center is committed to recognizing and celebrating the talent and knowledge found in our community. Our team is involving our community partners and residents to broaden our focus and ensure that everyone has access and is welcome to experience the arts and create art as well. Tap into the menu and read all about it in our Learning & Engagement story. Then think about how you can become involved or have an impact on this work.
A very big THANK YOU to our Appell Center Members, a crucial component of our sustainability. It is Membership support that makes it possible for us to foster and inspire the artists of tomorrow, unite friends and loved ones in shared experiences, and cultivate a bustling downtown, as well as attract the hottest concerts and theatrical productions for your enjoyment, expand our education programs and community outreach, boost York city tourism and nightlife and preserve our historic facilities. If you are not currently a Member, please consider how you can help keep the Appell Center the vibrant cultural hub it is today.
Again, welcome to the Appell Center and enjoy the show!
President & CEO