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Appell Center For The Performing Arts
Read more about these season highlights… more shows are being added every week!!

The Strand and Capitol Theatres at the Appell Center for the Performing Arts continue to feature the very best artists and stories from around the region and across the country. We are excited to welcome you to experience the joy and inspiration that can only come from the live performing arts! And this Spring we have something for everyone!

Here are some highlights… with more being added!

Tickets and Appell Center Memberships can be purchased online at appellcenter.org, in person at 50 N. George Street, York, or by calling the Box Office at 717-846-1111.

2023-24 Season highlights include:

Come From Away - The Glatfelter Insurance Broadway Series continues with Broadway’s Best Musical Winner COME FROM AWAY. This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Ledisi – Grammy Award-winning artist Ledisi brings her signature R&B and jazz vibe to the Strand Theatre for the very first time on March 6 as she launches “The Good Life Tour” right here in York! This acclaimed recording artist, songwriter, music producer, author and actress is a powerhouse vocalist with a career spanning almost two decades who has truly earned a place in the shrine of the greatest singers of her generation. Be here for what is sure to be a memorable concert event! VIP package is available.

Samantha Fish with special guest JD Simo – One of the most dynamic forces in the blues world today, Samantha Fish has made her name as a multi-award-winning festival headliner who captivates crowds with her explosive yet elegant guitar work, delivering an unbridled form of blues-rock that defies all genre boundaries. Don’t miss her Strand Theatre debut! Chicago-born singer/songwriter and roots guitarist JD Simo will open the show in grand style. 

Step Afrika – The first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping returns to the Appell Center for the first time since 2017, blending percussive dance styles, traditional African dances and contemporary dance and art forms into a powerful artistic experience. Much more than a dance show, Step Afrika also integrates songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation.

Glenn Miller Orchestra – Don’t miss the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, formed in 1956, is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time.

Plena Libre – Thrilling audiences around the world for nearly three decades, these masters of traditional Puerto Rican plena and bomba styles fuse mesmerizing hand drumming, stellar horns and soaring vocal harmonies with modern Afro-Caribbean sounds, putting an electrifying spin on this already exhilarating music.

President & CEO, Todd Fogdall says: “We are thrilled to announce the first shows in our 2023-24 season, with a list that touches a wide range of musical genres, plus comedy, celebrities, our first podcast-based show and some huge Broadway titles -- The Book of Mormon, Come From Away  and The Cher Show. Tickets are going to move fast and we encourage our guests to become a Member so they can assure their tickets to the many shows that are yet to come.”


CapFilm continues to provide unique opportunities for moviegoers of all ages and styles... 

Don't miss First Friday FREE Family Films, sponsored by UPMC, each and every First Friday. Mark your calendars for films coming soon...

On Friday, March 1 your favorite super-spies are back! From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious movie that proves global espionage is for the birds! In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Sponsored by UPMC.

Click HERE for a host of film screenings scheduled this year, including our Black History Month Film Series, presented to the community for FREE through the generosity of the York County Community Foundation Racial Equity Fund, our brand new Art House Film Series, Oscar nominated features and more!

These are just the HIGHLIGHTS of our schedule! New events are being added to the calendar all the time, so visit appellcenter.org for the most updated schedule of events… and be sure you are on our email list for announcements.

While we are no longer requiring COVID safety precautions, unless required by artists or rising conditions, our audiences can have confidence that their Appell Center experience will be healthy and safe. We continue to encourage guests to wear masks should they choose. Our facilities are sanitized before and after all performances, deep cleaning practices are in place, and our HVAC systems feature MERV 13 filtration and maximum fresh air circulation. Up-to-date health and safety information is always available at appellcenter.org.

We are all looking forward to welcoming you through our doors often in the coming months.