The Chubb Theatre

The Chubb TheatreNew Hampshire's largest theater, The Chubb presents a mix of touring Broadway shows, popular entertainers, international dance troupes, family shows and school enrichment performances.  The Capitol Center welcomes commercial and nonprofit renters and offers competitive rental rates and works actively to promote your events.


Opened in 1927, the Capitol Theatre was a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit. Later, The Cap became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall.

The theater was revived in 1995 and then fully restored in 2003. During both projects, hundreds of volunteers contributed over 5,000 hours to paint and restore the magnificent High-Hollywood, Egyptian-motif artwork that gives the theater its unique charm. Said The Boston Globe, "these volunteers have done something extraordinary on Main Street in Concord."

The Capitol Center for the Arts has hosted a great variety of performances including Hairspray, RENT,Movin’ Out, Cats, B.B. King, Anne Murray, Adam Lambert, Hal Holbrook, Lily Tomlin, David Sedaris, Joan Baez, Greg Allman, The Neville Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, Merle Haggard, Penn and Teller, The Smothers Brothers, Patty Loveless, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Alison Krauss and Union Station, George Carlin, Howie Mandel, Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Train, Brian Wilson, and many others.

In addition to a diverse performance schedule, the Capitol Center for the Arts rents The Chubb Theatre for business meetings, presentations, wedding ceremonies, private parties and a variety of other events.

Rental Costs

Base rental: The greater of $1,500 or 10% of the gross box office/registration receipts. Extra costs typically include items such as cleaning, facilities manager, labor or equipment. Please see Chubb Theatre Rental Rates for a listing of other charges. Clients should request a written estimate of charges from the CCA.

Fast Facts

Restoration cost: $7 million
Number of Seats: 1,304
Box Office: Full service for internet, telephone, fax and walk-up orders. All major credit cards accepted.
Stage size: 39 feet, 7 inches wide by 25 feet deep by 25 feet high
Fly loft: 65 feet.
Auditorium size: 80 feet wide by 88 feet deep
First floor: Common area for 20-25 people; 1 lavatory; 2 showers
Stage floor: 2 dressing rooms, each with lavatory and shower
Third floor: Sitting area for 10 people; 5 dressing rooms with sinks; 1 lavatory; 2 showers

For more detailed stage specifications and other information, download the CCA production kit.

For availability and additional rental information, contact
Steve Martin, Director of Production and Facilities
(603) 225-1111 ext. 107
or Event Sales
(603) 225-1111 ext. 114
fax (603) 224-3408
Download a pdf copy of our facilities brochure



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