Plan Your Visit
The nonprofit Capitol Center for the Arts is the largest and most eclectic performing arts center in central New Hampshire. We are a national-caliber live entertainment venue. We bring the excitement of high quality theater, music, dance, comedy and opera to the Capital region. Not only are we a hub for the community, but fans travel from all over New England to attend performances here.
YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS TO US!
Above all, we hope you enjoy your experience at the Capitol Center, and please know that we are here to help. If you have a question or need assistance of any kind, please just ask a member of our staff. We believe in the power of live music and great entertainment experiences. We want your first experience to be the first of many.
NO DRESS CODE
While going to the Capitol Center is certainly a special occasion, there is no required dress code. Some people enjoy dressing up and making a special night of it, and others feel more comfortable in khakis and jeans.
We would ask you to politely consider other guests’ when applying fragrances like perfumes or colognes. The Capitol Center is a closed area with many people in close proximity to one another.
COME EARLY. DON’T BE LATE!
Late-arriving guests can truly dampen the magic and the mood that is created when the lights go down and a performance starts. We recommend planning your travel so that you arrive in Concord at least 30 minutes before show time. The lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time; seating areas generally open 30 minutes prior to show time. With the schedule we recommend above, you’ll arrive with plenty of time to find your seat, get settled, or enjoy a pre-show drink or a light snack from the concession. Most shows require that our ushers hold late arrivals in the lobby until a suitable pause in the program. The timing of allowing late arrivals into the seating area is determined by the show and designed to cause as little disruption as possible to other guests and the performers on stage.
Concert Standing Policy
We are proud to welcome all types of concerts to our stage. Occassionally during a performance, audience members will show their enthusiasm by standing and dancing, especially when encouraged by the performers to do so. Unless directed by the show, we do not enforce a “must-sit” policy at concerts. For most concerts this would not be acceptable to the performers on stage who often love it when the crowd is moved enough by the performance to stand. This is especially true for rock shows and for seats closest to the stage.
We do not have a “no standing” policy and, in most situations, will allow guests to stand even if they block the view of the stage for other guests. If your view is ever blocked by a standing or dancing guest, please contact an usher and we’ll attempt to find alternative seating.
Directions / Parking
From points south:
Take 93 North to Exit 13 (Manchester Street exit). Take a left at the bottom of the ramp. Continue straight as Manchester Street changes to South Main Street. Proceed approximately one mile to CCA on left, between Concord Street and Thompson Street.
From points north:
Take 93 South to Exit 13 (Manchester Street exit). Take a right at the bottom of the ramp. Continue straight as Manchester Street changes to South Main Street. Proceed approximately one mile to CCA on left, between Concord Street and Thompson Street.
From points west:
Take 89 South to the Concord exit, onto 93 North. Take Exit 13 (Manchester Street exit) and turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Continue straight as Manchester Street changes to South Main Street. Proceed approximately one mile to CCA on left, between Concord Street and Thompson Street
From points east:
Take Route 4 West onto I-393 toward Concord. Take 93 South to Exit 13 (Manchester Street exit). Take a right at the bottom of the ramp. Continue straight as Manchester Street changes to South Main Street. Proceed approximately one mile to CCA on left, between Concord Street and Thompson Street.
On Street Parking: Metered parking spaces are $1 per hour (3 hour limit) between the hours of 9am-7pm Monday through Saturday. All other times are free.
Parking Lot: A public lot is located at the intersection of Fayette and State Streets. Metered parking spaces are $1 per hour (3 hour limit) between the hours of 9am-7pm Monday through Saturday. All other times are free.
Covered Garages: Capital Commons Garage, is on Storrs Street, two blocks north of the Capitol Center. A third public parking garage is located several blocks away – between North State and Warren Streets. Another is located on North State Street, next to the YMCA. Metered parking spaces are $0.50 per hour (10 hour limit) between the hours of 9am-7pm Monday through Friday. All other times are free.
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The Capitol Center for the Arts provides access to its programs to everyone regardless of economic standing, physical limitations, age, gender, sexual preference and other barriers as they are identified by community standards.
The Capitol Center is in compliance with all accessibility requirements, but continues to make improvements in signage, public areas and backstage.
The Center is a multi-level historic facility. The Governor’s Hall is located on the lobby level. An elevator provides direct access from the lobby level to the Chubb Theatre’s orchestra level and the Kimball House Dining Room. Accessible seating is available to patrons with disabilities, family and friends. Our staff makes every effort to assist and accommodate all patrons. The Chubb Theatre is equipped with an infra-red assisted listening device system.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The theater and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible. The lobby and main orchestra floor are accessible by elevator. For your comfort, please arrive one-half hour before the performance begins.
For specific access information, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 225-1111 ext. 111. One-month advance notice for sign language interpretation, braille or large print programs is requested.
The Capitol Center for the Arts is proud to recommend the following fine restaurants and hotels, all of which support the Center through our corporate membership program. We encourage you to patronize these establishments and thank them for their support of the Capitol Center. For more information about our corporate membership program, visit the Corporate Membership Page.
133 North Main Street, Boscawen, NH (603) 753-6631
Locally owned and operated for 25 years, Alan’s of Boscawen is one of the area’s finest restaurants. The Panda Bear Lounge features entertainment every Wednesday through Saturday. Eight miles north on Route 3 from the Capitol Center for the Arts, Alan’s features casual family dining with prime rib and seafood specialties. Alan’s has banquet facilities and provides off-site catering. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast buffet served on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.
132 North Main Street, Concord, NH (603) 228-6363
A purveyor of fine food, drink and fun, the Barley House is Concord’s choice for upscale tavern food, local micro brews and premium Irish whiskey. Owner Brian Shea is passionate about creating simple and fresh food with big, complex flavors. He also supports local farmers by featuring as much local fare as possible. The Barley House provides a gathering place for musicians to share the joy of their music. Featuring a full bar in the downstairs lounge, the Barley House is open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
61 South Main Street, Concord, NH 603-228-0888
This unique restaurant, located across the street from the Capitol Center, serves both Chinese and Japanese cuisine. It includes a beautiful sushi bar and offers tasty food and great service. You can enjoy the restaurant and lounge before or after your theater visit. The food menu is available until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 10 p.m. weeknights. The downstairs lounge includes a full bar, cozy booths and a full menu. With a relaxing atmosphere, the lounge is open until midnight. Walk over and enjoy an after-show meal or nightcap. Major credit cards accepted. Free parking behind restaurant. Reservations accepted
25 Water Street, Concord, NH 603-228-3463
The Common Man serves its famous great American fare with New England flair! Fresh seafood, famous roast prime rib, baked macaroni and cheese, classic comfort food, and more! The Concord location features a comfortable, expanded lounge, Doc’s Primary Pub, and deck areas along with a cozy dining room with crackling fireplaces. The upstairs Bar ‘n Grille is complete with cozy couches, complimentary cheese and crackers and parlor games. Open every day of the week for lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. and dinner starting at 4 p.m. Menus, directions, gift cards and C-MAN gear online at thecman.com.
39 South Main street, Concord, NH 603-224-9366
They are the Pizza Specialists! Voted Best Pizza in Concord two years in a row. Located across the street from the Capitol Center, they’re open pre- and post-show, seven days a week! Enjoy pizza, calzones, subs and salads. Or go in for coffee and dessert and check out Mike’s pastries from Boston’s North End. Dine in or enjoy the street-side patio.
67 South Main Street, Concord, NH 603-227-1175
The Draft offers a full menu of home cooked food, from delicious soups and salads to steaks, seafood, pasta and its award winning smoked BBQ. The Draft features 50 high definition TVs, Concord’s only roof-top deck, and a friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere. We are located directly across the street from the CCA and are always open late, so come see us before and after the show! Open Monday through Friday from 4pm, Saturday and Sunday from 12:30pm.
172 North Main Street, Concord, NH 603-224-9534
Located inside the Holiday Inn, right on Main St. in downtown Concord. Easy to find, located off I-93 at exit 14 and about ½ mile from the Capitol Center for the Arts. Enjoy great brick oven pizza and our mouth watering American classics such as short ribs, burgers, steaks & seafood. Breakfast is served daily until 10:00am and dinner is served daily from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Dine in and carry out available.
96 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 603-227-9000
Concord’s newest four-star restaurant is located inside the historic Centennial Hotel, just blocks from the Capitol Center. Enjoy new American cooking, Chef Matt Lee’s culinary homage to local ingredients brought to life with a splash of Caribbean, Pacific Rim, and Latino-influenced style. Dinner Monday to Thursday 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday 5 to 8 p.m.
11 Hills Avenue, Concord, NH 603-224-5669
Just a five-minute walk from the theater, this popular restaurant is a great place for a pre-show dinner or after-theater drink. Hermanos has been drawing enthusiastic diners and critical praise for more than twenty years. A local favorite for its friendly atmosphere, authentic Mexican fare, lively jazz music scene and great margaritas. Live jazz in the lounge Sunday through Thursday evenings and just-added live music Saturday nights! Open for lunch and dinner daily. Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.
72 Manchester Street Concord, NH 03301 (603) 224-4101
Established in 2000, The Red Blazer Restaurant is Concord's premier dining facility. Their operation is locally owned and operated by two families with a combined restaurant experience of well over 100 years. Their commitment to excellence and level of quality is not shared by many. The Red Blazer Restaurant offers a diverse array of menu possibilities, with more than five culinary degrees on staff - the choices are endless! They are best known for their fresh seafood and hand-cut steaks as well as a full-service bakery. The Red Blazer brings new meaning to homemade! Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday 8am to 11pm with breakfast buffet from 8am to 12pm .
250 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 603-782-5088
Since 2003, Tidewater Catering Group has been southern New Hampshire’s premier full-service catering company for private and corporate events. From an intimate ladies’ luncheon to a large gala affair, Tidewater will help you create an event that is stress-free for you and makes a lasting impression on your guests. We have the ability to provide full bar service, event planning and much more. Please call 668-6111 or email email@example.com to discuss your next event. Please visit tidewatercatering.com for more information and to view menu samples. For a change of pace, please also visit Waterworks Café in the historic Waumbec mill building in Manchester, NH. Open for breakfast and lunch, Waterworks Café serves up café classics with a twist. Hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menus and daily specials can be viewed at waterworkscafe.com and on Facebook. We proudly introduce Bayona Café, tucked in the lower level of the Historic Jefferson Mill at 670 N. Commercial St. We’ve taken everything customers love about our sister restaurant – Waterworks Café - and added some playful twists to create our out-of-the-ordinary menu and surroundings. Let us be your new weekday escape. Serving breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:00pm. Bayonacafe.com 782-3450
25 South Main Street, Concord, NH 603-856-8671
VIBES Gourmet Burgers is an exciting new restaurant in downtown Concord committed to providing the ultimate burger experience for the greater Concord community. Our handcrafted burgers start with Open Prairie Natural Angus®. Raised on ranches and 100% vegetarian fed, this fresh, premium-quality beef contains no added hormones, antibiotics, or artificial ingredients. We also offer house-made veggie or turkey burgers and gluten-free options, as well as a kid’s menu, and sliders for catering-to-go. VIBES is proud to source products locally and regionally whenever possible. Order the monthly burger special and know that a percentage of the sale will be donated to a charitable organization in the greater Concord community. Located on South Main Street, across from the Concord Food Co-op, Come and enjoy delicious, quality food in a contemporary and comfortable setting with a friendly, upbeat VIBE!
88 Washington Street, Concord, NH 603-228-2000
A staple in the Concord area for 30 years, providing fresh, all-natural, and homemade products. Winner of the Cappies for best Caterer and Best Deli three years running! We are located at 88 Washington St, next to the UNH Law School. We are open M-F daily, serving breakfast and lunch and our catering is available for any event, anytime, anywhere! Our dedicated staff has decades of experience to make your next catered affair the best it can be! Give us a call for your next event... you’ll be glad you did!
11 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301 603-856-7925
11 South Main St. in Capital Commons, Concord 603-856-7928
Offering only the freshest ingredients, they work to bring you the classic steak house with something extra. Try the Lobster Mac & Cheese or one of their freshly prepared seafood dishes. O, where the classics become new again! Open 7 Days. Lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tap Room 4 p.m. till….., Dinner nightly 5 p.m. till…..
11 Depot Street, Concord, NH 03301 603-715-5723
FINE DINING WITH FARM TO TABLE INFLUENCE
Revival Kitchen is home to Award Winning Chef and Owner Corey Fletcher where fine dining meets an approachable atmosphere. The word “revival” refers to Chef Fletcher's take on New England and Old World classic dishes using local meats, produce, dairy, et cetera.
Chef Fletcher believes that success is in the details and works to ensure that Revival Kitchen is providing guests with the best farm-to-table experience possible. Working with local New England farmers Revival proves that fresh, thoughtful ingredients can be incorporated in each dish affordably.
97 Hall Street, Concord, NH (603) 228-4300
Newly renovated, this 2012 Director's Award winning hotel proudly offers the best in customer service and amenities at an affordable rate. Hotel guests will be a short distance from NASCAR at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and Planetarium and Capitol Center for the Arts. Other nearby activities include world-class skiing at Pat's Peak and Mount Sunapee in the breathtaking white mountain, Water sports at nearby Lake Winnipesaukee and touring the beautiful fall foliage are also popular with travelers. Ask for the CCA Rate!
96 Pleasant Street, concord, NH 603-227-9000
Located in downtown Concord, The Centennial introduces a welcome alternative to both traditional franchised hotels and local inns. Recent renovations now completed have introduced a modern, urban-contemporary flair to a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian landmark, preserving its original architectural charms while introducing modern hotel amenities and conveniences.
71 Hall Street, Concord, NH 603-226-4100
Ask for the CCA rate!
Ideally located off Interstate 93 with easy access to Interstate 89, the Comfort Inn hotel in Concord is the perfect location for accommodations during your travel to New Hampshire’s Capital. Only 1.5 miles from the Capitol Center, this hotel is perfect for leisure and group travelers alike! We feature over 60 double bedded rooms, so we are ideal for youth and family groups alike! A variety of downtown Concord shops, restaurants and cocktail lounges are nearby.
70 Constitution Avenue, Concord, NH 603-225-0303
SET THE STAGE…Check in at 3:00 PM, your room will be waiting. Take a refreshing swim and lounge by the pool. Enjoy dinner before the show. When the curtains close return for late night conversation and cocktails. Wake up in comfort and enjoy breakfast at your leisure. SIMPLY ENJOY YOUR STAY…at the Courtyard by Marriott, just minutes from the Capitol Center.
172 North Main Street, Concord, NH 603-224-9534
Ask for the CCA rate!
The Holiday Inn hotel is conveniently located in Historic Downtown Concord, a quintessential New England town. Easy to find, located off I-93 at exit 14, the Holiday Inn Concord is the only hotel steps away from Historic Downtown Concord and many New England style shops and restaurants. With a great central location, the Holiday Inn makes a great base for your trip to the Lakes Region or the White Mountains, and many other New Hampshire attractions.
91 Hall Street, Concord, NH 603-226-0012
The newest hotel in Concord, we are located off Interstate 93 with easy access to Interstate 89. This extended stay suite or weekend getaway property in Concord is the perfect location for accommodations during your travel to New Hampshire’s Capital. Only 1.5 miles from the Capitol Center, this hotel is perfect for leisure and long-term travelers alike! Our rooms also feature pull-out sofas and 2 bedroom suites to accommodate group travelers. A variety of downtown Concord shops, restaurants and cocktail lounges are nearby.
11 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301 603-504-3500
Welcome to The Hotel Concord
Classic Elegance & Comfortable Sophistication
The area’s first lifestyle hotel, The Hotel Concord, offers visitors to the Granite State’s capital a new level of classic elegance and comfortable sophistication. Guests enjoy the intimate and modern amenities of a small, independent boutique hotel coupled with the relaxed and inviting atmosphere that epitomizes New Hampshire hospitality. Occupying the fourth and sixth floors of the Capital Commons building in the heart of downtown, just steps from the State House, guests at The Hotel Concord enjoy the unique experience of feeling not like a tourist, but a traveler.