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.

Download a Parking Map

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.

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!