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.

Directions / Parking

DIRECTIONS
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.

 

PARKING:

On Street Parking: Free on-street parking is available in the evenings on Main Street. Free parking is also available on Concord Street and Storrs Street. From the CCA, take Theatre Street (directly across from the CCA) down the hill to Storrs Street.

Parking Lot: A public lot is located at the intersection of Fayette and State Streets.*

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.*

*Parking at these locations is free after 5pm on weekdays and all day of weekends, but is paid at all other times.

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Accessibility

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 boxoffice@ccanh.com or call (603) 225-1111 ext. 111. One-month advance notice for sign language interpretation, braille or large print programs is requested.

Seating Chart

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FAQ

General Convenience

There is free on-street parking after 5 p.m. and a parking garage located three blocks north of the Capitol Center at Capitol Commons. The garage entrance is on Storrs Street.

The City of Concord has designated four spaces directly in front of the Capitol Center for handicapped parking. Additional spaces are available prior to and during most performances.

There is an ATM in the lobby of the Capitol Center.

Box Office/Ticket Sales

The Box Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. Between Labor Day and Memorial Day, the Box Office is also open on Saturdays, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Additionally, the Box Office is open one hour prior to each show for ticket sales exclusively to that performance and closes one-half hour after the performance begins.

Dining Partners

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.

Alan's of Boscawen
Alan's of Boscawen

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.

The Barley House
The Barley House

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.

Beijing & Tokyo Restaurant & Lounge
Beijing & Tokyo Restaurant & Lounge

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

The Common Man
The Common Man

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.

Constantly Pizza
Constantly Pizza

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.

The Draft Sports Bar & BBQ Grill
The Draft Sports Bar & BBQ Grill

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.

EJ's On Main
EJ's On Main

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.

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

22 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 603-224-9600

Convenient and easy to find location right off Exit 14 on I-93, across from the Everett Arena. Our food is prepared fresh daily with only the finest ingredients. Our sauces are made from scratch using our own special recipes. Join us for dinner, lunch, or in our full bar. In summertime why not enjoy dining on our patio? Serving daily Sunday Through Thursday 11am-10pm, and Fridays and Saturdays 11am -11pm.

The Granite Restaurant & Bar
The Granite Restaurant & Bar

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.

Hermanos Cocina Mexicana
Hermanos Cocina Mexicana

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.

The Red Blazer
The Red Blazer

11 South Main Street, Concord, NH 603-856-7925

New American Cuisine and fine casual dining in our main dining room with a two-story fireplace. Pub Fare with 35 draft beer selections. In-house bakery. Dining Room Hours: Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am to 11pm, Sunday 8am to 8pm. Breakfast buffet every Sunday 8am to 12pm. Pub hours: Monday through Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am to 12:30am, Sunday 9am to 8pm. Acoustic music every Friday 8pm to 11pm

Tidewater Catering Group & Waterworks Cafe
Tidewater Catering Group & Waterworks Cafe

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 info@tidewatercatering.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

Vibes Gourmet Burgers
Vibes Gourmet Burgers

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!

Washington Street Cafe & Catering
Washington Street Cafe & Catering

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!

Hotel Partners

Best Western Concord Inn & Suites

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!